St Kilda Saints Training Session
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 20: Danny Frawley looks on during a St Kilda Saints AFL training session at Trevor Barker Beach Oval on June 20, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

The St Kilda Football Club has announced that the No.2 guernsey made famous by Danny Frawley will spend the 2022 season hung from the rafters in the centre named in his honour.

With former custodian and fellow defender Jake Carlisle hanging up the boots at the cessation of last season, the second locker in the Saints' changing room has remained vacant across the summer.

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However, the side from Linton Street has seen fit to retire the guernsey for a season as another sign of respect for the haloed hero.

Mourners Leave Tributes For Danny Frawley At St Kilda Football Club
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 10: A tribute to Danny Frawley is seen at St Kilda Saints Football Club on September 10, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. Danny Frawley died yesterday aged 56 in a car accident at Ballarat. He was a former captain of the Saints and coached Richmond before embarking on a career in the media. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Having received the No.2 guernsey from Frawley at the end of 1995, former Saint and current Player Development Manager at Moorabbin Tony Brown claimed the move to hang the red, white and black from the rafters was more than befitting.

“The number two is an important number within the history of the St Kilda Football Club and Danny is the first person to come to mind for many Saints fans,” Brown told

“Spud represented everything great about being part of this football club. He loved his teammates, the fans and Moorabbin almost as much as he loved his family.

“To have this guernsey hanging in the DFC in its debut year, a place specifically built to continue Danny’s legacy, means a lot to me and I know Spud would be really proud to see it here.”

St Kilda's choice to honour a club legend in such a manner is not entirely foreign, with Nick Riewoldt's No.12 guernsey spent the 2018 season in mothballs before being inherited by Max King.

The Danny Frawley Centre for Health and Wellbeing is set to open its doors on March 7, with Saints from far and wide expected to converge for further tributes to 'Spud'.