The East Burwood Football Club is in mourning following the passing of club legend Barry Wenker.
Football clubs are really just four walls and a patch of grass, it is the people who make them a great place to be and Barry Wenker certainly made the East Burwood Football Club a special place.
During nearly 60 years of loyal service to the club, Barry filled just about every possible role at the Rams – player, coach, administrator, sponsor and volunteer.
He more than anyone else was responsible for the setting up of the junior club.
He had such a massive influence on shaping the lives of so many young men who came through the place.
In 2011 he was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award by Whitehorse Council.
The recent outpouring of support for Barry on social media gives a true indication of the esteem in which he was held at the club.
His smiling face at the gate will be sorely missed by all those at the East Burwood Football Club.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to Lois and the family at this time.
East Burwood Football Club Committee