Matt Seiter wants to finish his playing career at Brocklesby-Burrumbuttock.
The award-winning ruckman has been with the Saints since 2018 and has no desire to step back up to the Ovens and Murray.
Seiter, 34, has committed his long-term future to the club and is helping to lead a focus on the mental health and wellbeing of players.
"I will finish out my days at Brock-Burrum," he said.
"The O and M is so quick and I don't want to go and do that.
"I've had calls from a couple of clubs, mostly from people I know, but it's the same conversation. I'm not ready to make a move.
"It's a big commitment to go to a new club, you've got to prove yourself again and I'm pretty comfortable at Brock.
"I love the club so it's a pretty easy decision for me.
"I don't think I can play at a higher level any more."
Seiter, the 2019 Azzi Medalist, has worked alongside Kade Stevens as an assistant coach this season with an increasing focus on the players' needs away from football.
"We're big on having a good work-life-football balance," he said.
"COVID restrictions and changes have knocked a few blokes around, whether they're stuck on the Victorian side and can't get to training or don't have much job security, so it's been a trying time for a lot of players.
"The footy club is a great place for them to get a release so not to have footy or even training in the last month has been tough for a lot of blokes.
"The most rewarding bit (of coaching) is helping these young men cope with whatever stresses or issues they have in their lives.
"This is the youngest group we've had since I've been at the club and to be an 18-year-old kid who, for the last 18 months, has been in lockdown and can't go out and meet people or have a drink with their mates, that would have sucked.
"The young blokes are missing out on experiences we, as older guys, took for granted and we won't see the effects of that for a little while.
"Helping them through that and being able to talk to them and ask if everyone's OK is a big point for Stevo and I and the footy club in general."
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Seiter will spend more time in the forward line next year, mentoring the talented youngsters he believes will ensure Brock-Burrum remains a Hume league powerhouse.
"There's no ifs, buts or maybes - we're here to win flags," he said.
"We've signed 95 percent of our playing list and are talking to good (potential) recruits so we're really excited for 2022.
"My role will change. I need to learn how to kick, not play 100 percent ruck.
"I won't be a main player, I'll help develop the young ones coming through."
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