In 2004 Tuggerah United Football Clubs’ first Life Member, Mr Roy Barnes was accepted by the Members.
Roy held the executive position of Vice President for the first 3 years of the Clubs’ operation and although ill, held the position of Fixtures Officer as well. Roy is “always there” when the Club or anybody needs something done. He was our Friday ‘training official’ sometimes sitting there alone when teams did not advise there was training, and he sat on the Official Table every weekend.
We would like to capitalise on Roy’s soccer life which many people are unaware of.
Roy was a member of Wyong Soccer Club since 1976 until he joined our Club in 1999. He coached and managed both Junior & Senior teams over the years.
When the State League Committee was formed in 1982, Wyong nominated Roy as a foundation member of that committee where he went on to become their Chairman in 1986 & 1987. Roy was also Vice President at Wyong for 9 years and was awarded Clubperson of year 3 times.
Roy is dedicated to his family and to his soccer club even though he does not have any of his children playing. Roy is always available when asked to do anything. If he says that he will be available to help at certain times you can guarantee he will be there on time. Roy’s reliability is evident every week during soccer season and he is always available to ‘fill in.’ One year when the Canteen Supervisor resigned at Tuggerah, Roy and his wife, Carol stepped in as Canteen Assistants, bagging lollies, purchasing stock and assisting on special days. When there was a job to be done that nobody wants to do – ‘Roy will do it’ and if he does a job, he does it well to his best ability.
Roy has always been a man of unquestionable character, high principles, diligence, reliability, honest and a role model for all. Tuggerah United Football Club can only prosper from his selfless efforts.
Roy should have been awarded this prestigious honour many years ago and Tuggerah United Football Club is glad to have the honour of making Roy its 1st Life Member.
Life Member: 1 Mar 2004