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.
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.
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.
A special type of jumper presentation ❤️
— St Kilda FC (@stkildafc) February 17, 2022
“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.”
— Unpluggered Podcast 🔴⚪⚫ (@unpluggered) March 25, 2021
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'.