All 18 clubs, together with the AFL, will unite at the middle of the MCG to bring mental health to the big stage at this year’s Spud’s Game, proudly presented by AIA.

Some of the game’s most legendary faces will take to the centre circle with St Kilda and Collingwood players and officials to observe the traditional Spud’s Game two-minute pre-game moment.

This year's moment will also feature musical guest Pete Murray and respected media personality, AIA Ambassador and good friend of Danny 'Spud' Frawley, Hamish McLachlan.

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“We know that mental ill-health doesn’t discriminate. It impacts us all in some way, shape or form, and it is only as a united collective that we will truly be able to make a difference,” St Kilda Football Club Acting Chief Executive Officer Carl Dilena said.

“Having all 18 clubs and the AFL standing united to support the cause and help raise funds to continue and amplify the work being done at the Danny Frawley Centre is sure to be an incredibly powerful moment.

“Our ambassadors have all generously given their time to represent their clubs and show their support. With more than 4,000 games played between them, they’ve seen their fair share of the footy field, but being part of this special moment will be an on-field experience unlike any other.

“And to have Pete Murray, someone who has been very open with his own mental health battles part of the moment as well, we all can’t wait to see it.”

Pete Murray will perform his smash hit, Better Days, at Spud's Game in Round 2. Photo: Jack Cahill.

Australian music icon Murray said his hit, Better Days, was the perfect choice for the pre-game moment.

“Better Days was written when I was going through some really hard times. It was written to inspire myself to get through the hardships I was experiencing,” Murray said.

“In the past, people have been embarrassed about speaking up, but I think that’s changing now which is great.

“People are there, people want to help, and this game is great to keep drawing awareness and raising money to support the Danny Frawley Centre. I feel very honoured to be part of it.”


AIA Ambassador Hamish McLachlan said he was honoured to play his part in continuing the legacy of his great mate, Spud.

“The work the team is doing at the Danny Frawley Centre is, to put it simply, saving lives. But to keep doing it and grow their impact, they need our help,” McLachlan said.

“I’d encourage anyone thinking about it to come along to the game and donate where you can. There’s no donation too big or too small – we all have the power to make a real difference.”

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