Kangaroos legend honoured


By Oliver Lees

Sunbury football legend Dennis McIntyre is set to be honoured for his contributions to the community.

Hume councillors last week voted to name one of the ovals at Eric Boardman Reserve after Sunbury football committee member Mr McIntyre, who died in December 2020.

Jackson Creek Ward councillor Jack Medcraft said he was happy to support the recognition of Mr McIntyre at the oval.

“I’m looking forward to seeing that ground named after Dennis, he’s done a lot of work in that area… it’s a great result,” Cr Medcraft said.

“The thing about Dennis is, he was a likeable fellow, but he was also prepared to do what it took to make the club work.

“If you don’t have people like that in the community, then you don’t have sporting clubs.”

Sunbury Kangaroos president Allan Walters said the club was indebted to the work of Mr McIntyre.

“It’s well deserved, he pretty much saved the club from going broke,” Mr Walters said.

“He was always out there on Saturday’s, selling sausages and raising funds.

“And he never missed a game when his grandkids were playing.”

Mr McIntyre was involved in Sunbury football when the club was known as the Sunbury Rovers and recognised as a life member for his service.

The naming proposal will now move to the community consultation stage.