The name Les O’Brien will forever provide fond memories for those involved with Albury United Soccer Club.
Sunday’s clash between the Greens and Albury Hotspurs was played in honour of the late club icon who meant so much to so many people right around the Border community.
The teams formed a guard of honour to welcome O’Brien’s daughters Kerrie, Cheryl and Debbie onto Jelbart Park, carrying with them his trusty medical bag.
Everyone present took part in a minute’s silence.
O’Brien, who was named a Greens’ life member last year, has an association with Albury United spanning 15 years after being asked to the club by former senior coach Scott Kidd.
During that time, he coached all the running training of each grade and took on the strapping and medical responsibilities, making him a pivotal part of the club’s on-field success.
A written submission has been sent to Albury City Council to consider changing the name of Alexandra Park to honour O’Brien.
The park was named after an English princess.