MELBOURNE will pay tribute to late club legend Robert Flower at this Saturday’s season opener, with The Robert Flower Wing to be unveiled before the game.
The Robert Flower Wing will be located on the upper level of the Olympic Stand, with the signage to be present at every Melbourne home game at the MCG.
Starting from approximately 1.15pm, the tribute will also feature a tribute video, along with a moment of applause.
Flower passed away aged 59, following a brief, unexpected illness on October 2, 2014.
One of the club’s greatest players, Flower played 272 matches and kicked 315 goals for Melbourne in a career spanning from 1973 until 1987.
Making his name as a skilful and majestic wingman, Flower won the hearts of Melbourne supporters with his signature dashes down the Members’ wing.
Captaining the club from 1981 until 1987, Flower also topped the club’s goalkicking three times (1979, 1983 and 1987), won its best and fairest in 1977 and twice finished third in the Brownlow Medal (1979 and 1984).
After his career, Flower was named as an inaugural member of the Australian Football Hall of Fame and was also named on the wing in Melbourne’s Team of the Century.
He also served as a board member at Melbourne in 2002.
Further details for Saturday’s match can be found here.