Port Adelaide's Justin Westhoff to retire at season's end

Port Adelaide utility Justin Westhoff is set to retire at the end of the season.

Westhoff notified his teammates on Thursday afternoon that he would not play on next year, but reaffirmed his desire to contribute to team success in 2020.

The 33-year-old has played 280 AFL games for Port, the second-most ever at the club, and won the 2018 John Cahill Medal as best and fairest.

The father-of-four made the call this week that his 14th season would be his last.

"I'm not getting any younger ... and it just seems to be the right time in my life to move on and try some new things," Westhoff said.

"Having a young family, I don't want to miss much more of what my kids are doing, so it just felt like the right time.

"Obviously, I'm still looking forward to the rest of this season and hopefully some success at the end of it, but I'm happy with what I've done so far and with this being my last year.

"To still be around and to have experienced the things I have over the 14 years, it's obviously going to be pretty tough to go, but it's something I'll look back on in years to come and I'll be pretty proud of, and to share that with my family and friends is really important to me.

"It goes quickly but there's no way I would have believed you if back when I was drafted you would have told me I would still be around now and had the friendships I have made, so I feel pretty privileged."