With ruckman Tom Bellchambers retiring from the AFL today, past and present teammates have saluted the 31-year-old and his 13-season, 136-game career.

Bomber greats Dustin Fletcher and Jobe Watson lauded Bellchambers for his unwavering loyalty throughout his time in the red and black.

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Bellchambers reflects emotionally on career

Retired ruckman Tom Bellchambers speaks about his 13-year journey at Essendon.

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Captain Dyson Heppell also paid tribute to the outgoing tall, saying Bellchambers “gave everything over 13 years” and is someone who’ll be “sorely missed”.

Michael Hurley, Cale Hooker and Zach Merrett posted similar sentiments, showing the respect and regard Bellchambers has accumulated over a wonderful career.