Dallas Keogh-Frankling: Castlemaine footballer, 17, died during Bendigo match ... trends now
The father of a teenage boy who collapsed and died during a footy game in country Victoria said his son would want his teammates to keep playing.
Castlemaine Football player Dallas Keogh-Frankling, 17, collapsed in the changing rooms after an away game against Kyneton Tigers in the under-18s Bendigo League.
His heartbroken father, Mark Frankling, said he only wanted 'good things' to come from the tragedy.
promising football player Dallas Keogh-Frankling, 17, has been remembered as a 'great kid' after he collapsed and died in the changing rooms following an under-18s game
His heartbroken father, Mark Frankling, has described how his son's eyes rolled into the back of his head and his face turned 'grey' after the game. He was rushed to hospital but paramedics could not revive him
'Dallas would still want them (his teammates) to play footy instead of not playing footy,' he said.
'That's life, things can happen, accidents can happen, I just don't want this to affect the footy club.'
Mr Franklin called on the coroner to provide answers about why his son died because he was perfectly healthy and had no pre-existing medical conditions.
'I told them I want to find out what happened, because I don't want this to happen to anyone else,'the father told the Herald Sun.
'I don't want this to happen to any other kid, I don't think Dallas would want this either.'
Mr Franklin said his son was tackled by two people on the boundary line towards the end of the last quarter.
The youngster, remembered online by friends as 'such a nice kid', was playing for Castlemaine against Kyneton in Kyneton (pictured)