Fox Sports Australia – Varcoe’s sister Maggie passed away after an on-field football clash in an Adelaide football match earlier this month.

Summary

  • Varcoe’s sister Maggie passed away after an on-field football clash in an Adelaide football match earlier this month.
  • T&Cs apply > The AFL community rallied around Varcoe, with Richmond captain Trent Cotchin initialising all players in the first week of finals to wear black armbands, to support both the Varcoe family and the Sloane family, after Adelaide star Rory and his wife Belinda lost their firstborn son Leo.
  • Speaking after the Magpies’ hard-fought win over GWS, Varcoe said he was unsure whether he would’ve played if not for the support of the larger AFL community.
  • “You never want to see that happen to anyone,” Varcoe told Channel 7.
  • Varcoe’s leg speed in the final quarter was crucial, booting home a goal on the run to start the fourth term – helping the Pies defeat the Giants.


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