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‘He’ll always be my hero’: Frawley honoured at Saints best and fairest

“He was the country kid. He was a footballer, he was our skipper. He was a coach. He was a spud farmer, he was a media personality, he was a husband, he was a dad. He was a brother. He was a friend to many. And he was one of my best mates, and he’ll always be my hero.

“He had enormous empathy. He had an insatiable hunger to be the best that he could be. He was the man that I just adored.

A tribute to former St Kilda player Danny Frawley at the 2019 Trevor Barker Award presentation at Crown Palladium in Melbourne on Wednesday night.

A tribute to former St Kilda player Danny Frawley at the 2019 Trevor Barker Award presentation at Crown Palladium in Melbourne on Wednesday night.Credit:AAP

“Tonight is about reflection, it’s about perspective, and understanding about what life is truly about.

“All he ever wanted for this club, was success. And we know if we can keep filling this room with people like him, we will get it.

“Rest in peace mate, I love you…we know the big man will always be watching over us.”

Dual Brownlow Medallist Harvey spoke of the heartbreak felt by Frawley’s wife Anita and daughters Chelsea, Keeley and Danielle.

Saints fans write tributes to former St Kilda player Danny Frawley during the club's best and fairest award evening.

Saints fans write tributes to former St Kilda player Danny Frawley during the club’s best and fairest award evening.Credit:AAP

Harvey said reunions of former Saints teammates wouldn’t be the same.

“It’s just changed forever now. For the guy that told most of the stories, he just won’t be there,” Harvey said.

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“Forever in our hearts, we just love you.”

Burke was also interviewed by another of Frawley’s teammates Michael Roberts about memories of the full-back, and concurred with Loewe’s description of Frawley as “the glue” that held the Saints together.

A video montage of Frawley, accompanied with the musical backing of Danny Boy, was also shown to the crowd.

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