Australian rules football player known as Captain Kirk; played for the Sydney Swans from 1999 to 2010, and scored 84 goals in 241 games.
He was a star at the respected North Albury Football Club, before he being drafted by Sydney.
He was Sydney's team captain from 2006 to 2010, and was voted Sydney's Best and Fairest in 2005 and 2007.
He raised five children with his wife Haley Kirk.
In 2008 he was allowed a meeting with the Dalai Lama, at which point he offered a Swans jersey as a gift.