Spud's Game

Thank you for supporting Spud’s game in 2024 as we brought Mental Health to the big stage – the MCG. To stay up to day on news regarding the 5th annual Spud’s Game in 2025 (date tbc), we recommend you subscribe to our mailing list.

Danny Frawley was an advocate for many great things. A good laugh and time with mates were undoubtedly among them, but getting on the front foot when the going got tough was what he was most passionate about.

In 2021, the St Kilda Football Club hosted its first-ever Spud’s Game – a tribute match in honour of the great Danny ‘Spud’ Frawley. Three years later, it has grown into an annual marquee match for the club, aimed at raising much-needed awareness and funds to fight mental ill health in Australia. All donations from the game go directly to Danny Frawley Centre Community (the charity arm of the DFC), funding early intervention and education programs for the community.

Your support impacts lives.

Australians will experience mental ill-health in their lifetime.

Australians will experience an anxiety condition in their lifetime.

Mental illness is far too common, but we know how important early intervention is.
By donating to Danny Frawley Centre Community (DFCC) you will help individuals and the community build the skills to better identify and deal with mental ill-health through various programs and initiatives run through and championed by our centre.
Thanks to our recent charity status, all donations to the DFCC exceeding $2 are tax deductible. 

Where do the funds go?

All funds raised through Spud’s Game will go directly to Danny Frawley Centre Community (DFCC), helping to fund a range of early intervention and prevention workshops and specialised training to the community, in the areas of mental fitness and suicide prevention, amongst others. 
Explore our programs here:

Inspired by Nicky Wimnar’s inspiring stand against racism in 1993, Point & Be Proud is a school-based program that aims to educate the community about the ongoing impacts of racism on Indigenous mental health and wellbeing

Using St Kilda players as inspiration, Play To Your Strengths introduces students to Values In Action Character Strengths ias well as helping students explore their top strengths and gain an insight into the strengths of others.

safeTALK is a 3hr training course on suicide and mental ill health alertness. It helps participants recognise a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources that can help them in choosing to live.

Utilising the practices and processes that underpin our elite teams, our flagship program aims to teach the community how to train their mental fitness and perform at their best on and off the field. Currently available to sporting clubs 16+ ONLY. 

Other ways you can support this Spud's Game

Help fund life-changing mental health programs

Show up for mental health by getting to the game