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SportSaints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards

01:50  12 september  2019
01:50  12 september  2019 Source:   wwos.nine.com.au

Saints' home to host Frawley funeral

Saints' home to host Frawley funeral Danny Frawley will be farewelled on Wednesday afternoon at St Kilda's Moorabbin home.

St Kilda' s annual best and fairest dinner has opened with an emotional tribute to club great Danny Frawley , who died tragically on Monday.

Tributes have poured in for AFL legend Danny Frawley , who died in a car crash in Millbrook, 20km east of Ballarat. Saints president Andrew Bassat said the club would always be there for Frawley ’ s family. “Danny will be remembered as one of St Kilda’ s greatest ever players and a dear friend to so

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Former AFL teammates have paid emotional tributes to Danny Frawley at the St Kilda best and fairest awards night.

Two days after one of the Saints' most loved figures died tragically in a car crash, their awards evening opened with speeches and a video package honouring Frawley.

Fellow St Kilda stars Stewart Loewe and Robert Harvey choked on emotion as they remembered Frawley, who died the day after his 56th birthday.

Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards

Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards St Kilda's annual best and fairest dinner has opened with an emotional tribute to club great Danny Frawley, who died tragically on Monday in a car crash. Roberts raised a toast to Frawley, who died the day after his 56th birthday, and there was also a video tribute. Loewe and Harvey were choked with emotion as they gave their speeches. "He was one of my best mates and he will always be my hero," Loewe said. The Saints great added that when he was asked to speak about Frawley, he was still in shock and had to think about it.

Trevor Barker Award | Saints farewell Armitage St Kilda FC - Official Site12:41. ‘I love you mate’: Great’s pay tribute at emotional St Kilda best and fairest Fox Sports (Australia)12:31. Saints mourn Frawley at club ' s AFL awards The Canberra Times12:25.

The club sacked him in 2004 and that was one of the reasons for the mental health problems that dogged Frawley over the last few years. Frawley resigned and took a spell out of the game, before returning to commentary roles and a part-time role as a defensive coach with his beloved Saints .

Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards © AAP Former St Kilda players Stewart Loewe and Robert Harvey make their tributes to Danny Frawley during the 2019 Trevor Barker Award presentation at Crown Palladium in Melbourne.

After their speeches and the video tribute, fellow former Saints Nathan Burke and Michael Roberts had the audience roaring with laughter as they told stories about the Bungaree potato farmer and former St Kilda captain universally known as "Spud".

Loewe said when he was asked on Tuesday to pay tribute to Frawley, he was still in shock.

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Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards

"What would Spud want? The answer was pretty obvious - put your suit on, roll up your sleeves and get the bloody job done. That's just who he was," Loewe said.

"(Former coach) Kenny Sheldon mentioned something yesterday that resonated .... he described 'Spud' as the glue that held everything together at St Kilda.

"He was one of my best mates and he will always be my hero."

Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards © AAP Former St Kilda players Robert Harvey and Stewart Loewe embrace after paying tribute to Danny Frawley.

Harvey remembered that Chelsea, one of Frawley's three daughters, was a flower girl at his and Danielle's wedding more than two decades ago when she was three.

"Outside of his much-beloved family, his clear next love was here, at this club," said Harvey, now an assistant coach at Collingwood.

Harvey remembered playing in Frawley's last AFL game and sadly thinking that football would not be the same without him as a teammate.

"Well unfortunately we're here again, but this is forever," Harvey said.

"When the old crew get together ... and we drink beers and tell stories about times past, it's just changed forever now.

"It's a loss that just can't be fathomed, it's a loss that just can't be real."

But Burke also urged Saints fans to tell their stories about Frawley.

Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards © AAP Michael Roberts and Nathan Burke raise their glasses in tribute to former St Kilda Saints player Danny Frawley.

He remembered before the 1992 final against Collingwood, Frawley told the team to ignore Collingwood captain Tony Shaw and his relentless sledging.

At the coin toss, Frawley famous punched Shaw in the chest.

"As usual, the gums were flapping and Danny lost it, it took about a second and a half," Burke said.

"He came back and said 'you know what I said before, forget about that, I want you to smash the s--- out of this mob'.

"We did and we won."

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