Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

HugheseIU Spirit Will Never Be Dismissed, Says Clarke

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

HugheseIU Spirit Will Never Be Dismissed, Says Clarke

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TAKEN from the game, his family and loved ones at the age of just 25, he left a mark on the game that needs no embellishment.

I doneIUt know about you, but I keep looking for him.

I know iteIUs crazy, but I expect any minute to take a call from him, or to see his face pop around the corner.

Is that what we call the spirit?

If so, then his spirit is still with me and I hope it never leaves.

I walked to the middle of the SCG on Thursday night.

Those same blades of grass beneath my feet where he and I and so many of his mates here today have built partnerships, taken chances and lived out the dreams we painted in our heads as boys.

The same stands where the crowds rose to their feet to cheer him on, and that same fence he sent the ball to time and time again ... and iteIUs forever the place where he fell. …

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