Neale Daniher gets message out

AFL legend Neale Daniher is helping lead the fight against motor neurone disease.

AFL legend Neale Daniher is helping lead the fight against motor neurone disease.

INSPIRATIONAL football identity Neale Daniher has thrust motor ­neurone disease (MND) into the national spotlight since he was diagnosed with the fatal illness five years ago.

The former Melbourne Demons coach will again help raise awareness of the neurodegenerative disease ­during the traditional Queen’s Birthday clash at the MCG, with all 18 ­senior AFL coaches set to plunge into icy water as part of Daniher’s Fight MND campaign.

 “I’m realistic,” Daniher told Fox Footy ahead of today’s Big Freeze.

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