Life Member and Local icon Les Russell's Funeral was held on Thursday 28th of January with upwards of 550 in attendence.
Les's achievments for the club are well known and include coaching five Premierships, one as Player/Coach and the other four coming in succession.
What those in attendance also heard was Les's involvement in almost every facit of the Whittlesea Community, most whilst still operating his butcher shop in the main street. Les was also involved in the local Kindergarden, formation of the Fire Brigade, Tennis Club, Pony Club, Yan Yean Cemetary, Schools, Cricket Club and the Bowling Club.
Les's efforts both within the club and in the general community is inspiring and its men like Les that we take for granted.
Les will be missed by all in Whittlesea and will be forever remembered as a treasured piece of the town fabric.
Jamie, Les, Jay & Luke Russell enjoying time together moments after the 2019 Premiership at Preston City Oval.