The 36-year-old made the announcement via Twitter writing:

"Although I still believe I have what it takes physically, mentally and skillfully to be a valued played within the competition, I have made the tough decision to retire from the AFLW."

Hutchins was instrumental in establishing Collingwood's AFLW team with her role as the Women's Football Operations Manager.

She joined the Club as a priority pick and fulfilling her childhood dream of playing for Collingwood when she made her debut in the inaugural AFLW match against Carlton.

Collingwood re-signed Hutchins for the 2018 season but she was delisted at the end of the 2018 season after the club announced they would not give her a contract for the 2019 season.

Hutchings will continue to be involved in the Hawthorn VFLW program