Daniher’s Way was unveiled in the shadows of the MCG on January 19 recognising the enormous contribution of FightMND co-founder and football legend Neale Daniher to Australian football, the fight against MND and the Victorian community.
Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula joined Daniher in Yarra
Park as they dedicated the footpath from William Barak Bridge to the MCG in honour of the former
Essendon captain and Melbourne coach.
Signs will mark the thoroughfare, with plaques telling Daniher’s story.
The Queen’s Birthday Monday at the MCG is synonymous with the march of the FightMND Army across William Barak Bridge to the MCG, and the pre-game Big Freeze event inside the iconic stadium.
Premier Andrews said: “This is a small gesture to a man who has made a huge contribution to football, to medical research and to Victoria.”
“Neale made his name on the MCG, but his lasting contribution will be through his tireless work to not only raise
awareness of MND, but to find a cure.”
In response to the honour, Neale said;
“The naming of Daniher’s Way outside the MCG, home of the Big Freeze, is a great honour and extremely humbling for myself and my family.”
“Daniher’s Way forms part of the route for the Walk to the G on Big Freeze day each year and we are looking forward to having the walk back in 2021 as we continue the fight against MND.”