Dallas Keogh-Frankling Wiki – Dallas Keogh-Frankling Biography
Dallas Keogh-Frankling, 17, of Castlemaine Football, fell in the changing rooms following an under-18s Bendigo League away game against Kyneton Tigers. Mark Frankling, his distraught father, said he only wanted ‘positive things’ to arise from the tragedy. ‘Dallas would still want them (his teammates) to play football rather than not play football,’ he said. That’s life; things happen, accidents happen; I just don’t want this to have an impact on the football team.’
Mr. Franklin demanded that the coroner explain why his son died, despite the fact that he was perfectly healthy and had no pre-existing medical issues. ‘I told them I wanted to find out what occurred because I don’t want this to happen to anyone else,’ the father said, according to the Herald Sun. ‘I don’t want this to happen to any other youngster, and I doubt Dallas would either.’
Mr. Franklin stated that his kid was tackled on the boundary line near the conclusion of the fourth quarter by two guys. His son jumped up right away, but he was clutching his stomach before taking a seat on the bench. However, after the game, his “eyes rolled in the back of his head” and his face turned “grey.” In an ambulance, he was rushed to Kyneton Hospital, where paramedics struggled to resuscitate him. They worked on bringing him back again. I felt cold holding his hand. They couldn’t bring him back after an hour and a half,’ Mr Frankling claimed.
Dallas Keogh-Frankling was 17 years old.
Dallas Keogh-Frankling died during the Bendigo match at Kyneton Victoria
Mr. Frankling described himself as a “proud father,” and his son “loved his footy,” getting up before dawn some mornings to play. ‘It’s still difficult to accept that I won’t be driving him to football and him telling me what he’s going to do today. ‘He was really a wonderful child. There was never a negative thing said about him. He was surrounded by wonderful folks who were quiet and respectful.’
‘On behalf of all Victorians, I want to express my sincerest sorrow,’ said Victorian Premier Dan Andrews. And people should know that there will be a thorough investigation to attempt to figure out what happened here.’
The Castlemaine community and football lovers from all over paid their respects. Greater Bendigo councilor Matthew Evans described the incident as “incredibly saddening and devastating.” Please accept my heartfelt condolences and prayers for the family and the entire Castlemaine FNC. ‘Thoughts also with the Kyneton FNC.’North Geelong Community Club in Victoria wrote, ‘From one community club to another, our sympathies are with your club and the larger community at this awful time.’ Hard to think anything like this can happen in junior football,’ one woman wrote. My heart goes out to everyone. My son also plays for the U18 team, and I can’t image how difficult this would be.’
‘Emergency services were alerted to complaints of an unresponsive kid at a football pitch on Mollison Street, Kyneton, about 12.20 pm’, said a Victoria Police spokesman. ‘A 17-year-old Castlemaine kid was transported to the hospital and eventually died.’ They are not investigating the death. On Sunday afternoon, the Castlemaine club hosted a community gathering to honor Dallas at Camp Reserve’s social rooms.