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AFL Statement – Vale Danny Frawley

Danny Frawley played 240 games for St Kilda, including 177 as captain - AFL,Tag-AFL HQ
Danny Frawley played 240 games for St Kilda, including 177 as captain

The AFL extends its deepest sympathies to the Frawley family, following the passing of Danny today, at the age of 56.
 
Frawley, an AFL Life member and a much-loved figure in football, played 240 games for St Kilda across 12 seasons and was a regular member of Victorian state of origin sides for almost a decade. 
 
Originally from Ballarat, Victoria, Frawley was a tough, hard-hitting full back. A natural leader, Frawley captained the St Kilda Football Club for 177 games. After retiring as a player, Frawley spent time as an assistant coach at Collingwood before being appointed the senior coach at Richmond in 2000. 
 
An All-Australian selector since 2011, Frawley served as CEO of the AFL Coaches Association and more recently as a popular TV and radio commentator across Fox Footy and SEN.
 
AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan shared his condolences to the Frawley family and colleagues across the whole industry.
 
“It is a devastating day for the wider football community, and Danny’s loss will be taken very hard by so many people within our industry, as well as within our own organisation,” Mr McLachlan said.
 
“Danny was passionate about footy and passionate about people. He made such a positive and lasting influence on so many in our game.
 
“He was a friend to all at the AFL and everyone in the wider football community. ‘Spud’ was loved by all, always a popular visitor to AFL House and our thoughts are with Anita, Chelsea, Danielle and Keeley.
 
“On behalf of the AFL, I would like to express my deepest compassion to the Frawley family, friends and colleagues.”
  
Danny Frawley
240 games for St Kilda 1984 – 95, kicking 13 goals.
177 games as St Kilda Captain.
11 games for Victoria 1987 – 94.
Six games for Australia, 1987, 1990.
St Kilda Best and Fairest 1988.
All-Australian team member 1988.
113 games as Richmond Senior Coach 2000 – 04.
All-Australian selector 2011 – 2019.
St Kilda Football Club Hall of Fame Inductee.
AFL Life Member