Queensland community clubs to honour Phil Walsh

Queensland’s Community football clubs will wear black armbands and, where possible, take a minute’s silence to honour the tragic passing of Phil Walsh.

The game is in mourning today, and the whole of the AFL, our clubs, our players, our fans, and our staff in passing on our deepest sympathies to Phil Walsh’s family and friends.

The sorrow and distress felt today touches many in our industry because Phil Walsh gave such a lot to our game.

Phil made his debut in 1983 playing for the Collingwood football club. He played then for Richmond and the Brisbane Bears.

In different roles, he coached at Geelong, Port Adelaide and West Coast.

And of course he was the Adelaide Crows Senior Coach.  He was a man of boundless energy, enthusiasm and great intelligence.

He was a part of the AFL family for at least 32 years, and there are not many words of comfort today for those who feel this terrible loss, in these most difficult of circumstances.

The Brisbane Lions have posted a tribute to Walsh, a key pillar of Queensland football 

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