FORMER Myrtleford and Bright coach Alby Rodda will be honoured at the Melbourne Football Club’s 150 Heroes Dinner at Crown Casino tomorrow night.
The rover passed away six years ago and will be represented by his daughter and Indigo Shire councillor Jenny Dale and grandsons Jay and Lee.
Alby starred in the Demons’ 1939, 1940 and 1948 premierships and finished with 131 matches between 1939 and 1950.
He won a best and fairest in the third flag team as well as being best afield in the drawn grand final against Essendon which Melbourne won in the replay.
Alby represented the VFL and kicked 142 goals before arriving in the North-East.
“We’re all very proud of dad’s achievements and looking forward to the night,” Cr Dale said last night.
“It’s fantastic that his legacy lives on.
“It sounds like a terrific night and we will have the chance to mingle with present and past greats before the function.
“Being a Melbourne supporter, I can’t wait.”
About 1200 people are expected to attend the function.
Alby, who came runner-up in the 1955 Morris Medal, coached Myrtleford for several seasons before joining Bright in the twilight of his career.
Melbourne’s greats will also gather on Monday and walk with supporters from the city to the MCG, before the Demons clash against Collingwood.