‘Too nice for footy’: Tributes for difficult, truly difficult SA hero Enright

Bob Enright and Tim Evans attempt to spoil Wilbur Wilson in 1977.



Past Port Adelaide and West Torrens league footballer Bob Enright is remaining remembered as a difficult defender on the space — and a ton-cherished individual off the park. Photograph: John Burdett.Useful resource:Furnished

Bob Enright, a one of SA’s most-cherished league footballers, has died. He was 62.

Enright died on Monday afternoon at Queen Elizabeth Healthcare middle — where ever he was remaining taken care of in his subsequent struggle with most cancers — as he was setting up to return household instantly following a restricted stay.

A fantastic, honest defender, Enright was an SANFL participant day-to-day existence member instantly following taking part in 17 league on the net video games with Port Adelaide from 1976-78 and 225 with West Torrens from 1979-1989.

A fundraiser for Enright at the Henley Soccer Club on Thursday night is even now attainable to go ahead as a tribute night time on Friday, March 15. The celebration is to be hosted by past West Torrens workforce-mate Kym Dillon with the customer-speaker listing headlined by Magarey Medallist Russell Ebert, Brownlow Medallist John Platten and the Jarman brothers, Andrew and Darren.

Bob Enright training at Thebarton in 1982.

Bob Enright instruction at Thebarton in 1982.Useful resource:Furnished

Bob Enright and Tim Evans attempt to spoil Wilbur Wilson in 1977.

Bob Enright and Tim Evans consider to spoil Wilbur Wilson in 1977.Useful resource:Data Corp Australia

A individual of Enright’s SANFL opponents at Woodville and coaching colleagues at rookie club Henley, Steve Jacquier, remembered Enright at this time as a one of SA football’s “genuine nice guys”.

“Playing vs . Bobby for 10 a long time I bear in brain a difficult and truly difficult competitor,” Jacquier claimed. “Off the space, however, you ordinarily imagined Bobby was also nice to he a league footballer.

“He rarely at any time expert a unwanted time period to say of any individual and there is no-a one who would say a unwanted time period about Bobby.

“He was an aged-fashioned footballer who cherished a beer and was a genuine nice male.”

Funeral info are even now to be released.


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