Former Fremantle midfielder Harley Balic has died aged just 25.

Balic played four games for the Dockers in 2017 after being drafted with pick 38 in the 2015 national draft

The former Sandringham Dragons player requested a trade home at the end of the 2017 season for personal reasons, and landed at Melbourne.

Balic played in Peel Thunder’s 2016 premiership victory over Subiaco,

Harley Balic celebrating his first AFL purpose in April 2017

I"It’s something I’m not going to regret and I’m very appreciative to Melbourne for letting me come to the club for a second chance,” Balic stated.

I’ve always loved football, but my heart’s not in it and everything ends up being a grind and I think it’s just the right thing to do.

Former Fremantle teammate Harley Bennell paid tribute to Balic and fellow deceased former Docker Shane Yarran today.

“I’ve always loved football, but my heart’s not in it and everything ends up being a grind and I think it’s just the right thing to do.