AFL 2022: Buddy Franklin’s daughter Tulula waves during the grand final parade


Buddy Franklin’s daughter Tulula waves to her AFL star father during a grand final parade ahead of the Sydney Swans’ clash with Geelong

Buddy Franklin’s daughter Tulula couldn’t believe her eyes when her AFL superstar father was wheeled out during the pre-grand final parade in Melbourne on Friday.

The two-year-old was carried by Buddy’s mother-in-law Valerie Campbell as his excited wife Jesinta Franklin waved and cheered them on.

A beaming Sydney stunner, 35, waved to his family as he sat on the back of a white Toyota Hilux before they reunited at the end of the parade.

Buddy Franklin's daughter Tulula couldn't believe her eyes when her AFL superstar dad was wheeled out during a parade ahead of the grand final in Melbourne on Friday

Buddy Franklin’s daughter Tulula couldn’t believe her eyes when her AFL superstar dad was wheeled out during a parade ahead of the grand final in Melbourne on Friday

Jesinta, 31, greeted her husband with a kiss on the cheek and the pair embraced briefly before Buddy took his son Rocky, one, in his arms as Jesinta held Tulula.

Tallulah wore a replica Sydney Swans Guernsey with the word ‘dad’ above her famous father’s number 23 on the back.

Jesinta opted for an all-black activewear ensemble plus a matching hat.

Jesinta Franklin greeted her husband with a kiss on the cheek after the parade

Jesinta Franklin greeted her husband with a kiss on the cheek after the parade

Rocky was also pictured wearing a replica number 23 Guernsey with his blonde hair tied back in a high ponytail that resembled his sister’s.

The Franklins, who married in 2016, are one of the AFL’s most famous couples.

Jesinta, a former Miss Universe Australia turned fashion influencer, recently qualified as an accredited AFL player agent.

The Franklin children wore matching red and white Nike shoes in support of their father, a key forward for the Sydney Swans, as well as number 23 jerseys

The Franklin children wore matching red and white Nike shoes in support of their father, a key forward for the Sydney Swans, as well as number 23 jerseys

Buddy, sitting next to Tom Paley, waved to the crowds from the back of a Toyota Hilux

Buddy, sitting next to Tom Paley, waved to the crowds from the back of a Toyota Hilux

Last week, Buddy shocked the football world by signing a one-year contract extension through the 2023 season.

His nine-year, $10 million contract with the Swans will expire at the end of the season and his future has long been the subject of speculation.

However, the two-time premiership winner put an end to the rumors himself on Monday night with a brief two-word statement that read simply: “One more.”

Buddy will play in his sixth grand final when the Swans take on Geelong on Saturday. Despite his many accolades in Swans colours, he is yet to win a premiership for the Bloods, failing in both 2014 and 2016.

Buddy (pictured on September 17) will play in his sixth grand final when the Swans take on Geelong on Saturday.  Despite his many honors in Swans colours, he is yet to win a premiership for the Bloods, failing in 2014 and 2016.

Buddy (pictured on September 17) will play in his sixth grand final when the Swans take on Geelong on Saturday. Despite his many honors in Swans colours, he is yet to win a premiership for the Bloods, failing in 2014 and 2016.

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