Coaching great Hafey remembered

Tom Hafey

Tom Hafey

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AFL coaching great Tom Hafey (pictured) has died of cancer, aged 82.

Richmond confirmed in a statement on the club website that their four-time premiership coach died on Monday.

Tigers chief executive Brendon Gale called Hafey a giant of the club and said it was a sad day for them.

"Tommy means so much to Richmond - he has had an enormous influence on so many people connected with the club.

"His mantra of hard work, discipline, dedication, persistence, honesty, loyalty, integrity, good health and vitality, was not only the recipe for success on the football field, but success in his wonderful life," Gale said.

Hafey is survived by his wife Maureen, children Rhonda, Karen and Jo and their extended family. - AAP

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