The family of NRL legend Paul Green have confirmed his brain will be donated to the Australian Sport Brain Bank to aid scientific research.
In a post on the organisation’s website, the 49-year-old’s surviving family asked supporters to support the “pioneering work” of the Australian Sports Brain Bank.
The foundation works to understand the effects of regular concussions on Australian athletes.
“Paul was always known for looking out for others. “We are proud that part of his legacy is protecting the mental health of others involved in the game he loved,” he wrote in the post.
It was announced last Thursday that the famous rugby league legend was found dead at his home in Brisbane. He is survived by his wife, Amanda Green, and two children, Jade and Emerson. It has been confirmed that he died by suicide.
After Green’s death, the family said they were overwhelmed by the outpouring of grief and support.
said his brother Rick Green. Sunday letter The family have gathered to plan a public funeral, which is expected to be held on August 23 or 30 at the Wynnum-Manly Seagulls’ home at Cougars Oval, Green, a team they both played with and coached to Premier League glory.
“Everybody feels pressured,” he said.
“Of course there are many stories to share about our time with Paul, but when we think of those good times, there is great sadness in his passing.
“It’s still very raw and difficult to process.”
Several notable players have shared fond memories of the storied coach who helped the North Queensland Cowboys win the premiership in 2015.