The Australian sporting community has united for Phil Walsh, as an outpouring of tributes and emotion pour in from the AFL community and sporting identities around the country.

Port Adelaide premiership player Warren Tredrea said that Walsh was a “phenomenal” person and coach.

“Words can’t describe what the feelings are,” Tredrea told Channel Nine.

“I don’t know how AFL football can go forward this weekend.”

While St. Kilda coach Alan Richardson described Walsh as “a great man lost.”