Vale Tom Hafey - a tribute from the club

MDFNC members will share our sadness at the news of the passing of AFL legend Tom Hafey. Tom was a wonderful supporter of the club and enthusiastically assisted in helping the club “rise from the ashes” .

In 2010 Tom was special guest at the club’s Season Launch Dinner celebrating the return of the ‘green and gold” to Marysville for the first time since 1983. Tom was also guest speaker at a ‘Villains’ home match luncheon in 2012. By sheer coincidence this was Tom’s 80th birthday and club members joined in a rousing serenade of “happy birthday to you ” as he cut a special mud cake presented in his honour.


Tom went on to give the players an inspiring pre match address emphasizing the values of simple hard work and tenacity. What he said clearly motivated the team and the Villains took control from the first bounce and went on to record their first victory for the season.

Our sincere condolences go to Maureen
, his wife of nearly 60 years, children Rhonda, Karen and Jo, and their extended family with sincere thanks for a “legend” whose “heart beat bold for the Green & The Gold”

A special tribute video of Tom on his 80th birthday and his comments on the club can be found by clicking on
this link