Graham "Polly" Farmer, one of the greatest footballers and innovators in the history of Australian football, has died.
Farmer, an official AFL Legend, is best remembered as the West Australian ruckman who pioneered the use of handball and whose ruckwork revolutionised the game in WA and then at Geelong, where he was the cornerstone of the Cats' 1963 premiership.
Farmer was 84. He had been suffering from dementia. He had two sons, Brett and Dean, and a daughter, Kim.