A state memorial to honour the extraordinary life of Ron Barassi has been accepted by his family.
The word legend is used a lot.
But nobody deserves it quite like Ron Barassi.
He didn’t just play the game - he reshaped it.
And how fitting that Friday night’s game was a cliffhanger between the Dees and the Blues.
The Department of Premier and Cabinet will work with Mr Barassi’s family and state memorial details will be announced in due course.
Reviewed 18 September 2023