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October 9, 1991: Brothers receive life memberships at Merrigum

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July 07, 2017

Barry and Terry Taylor are pictured with their life membership awards.

Merrigum Football Club created history at its annual presentation night on Friday when they bestowed life membership awards to brothers, Barry and Terry Taylor.

It was the first time in the club's history that brothers had received life membership awards.

Both Barry and Terry were worthy recipients of the awards given the loud applause they received as they stride to the stage.

Barry or 'Boo Boo' as he is more commonly known joined the club in 1970 in the under 15 competition.

Except for three seasons with Stanhope, 'Boo Boo' has played all his football with the Bulldogs.

Now 36 years of age, 'Boo Boo' has played close to 400 games with Merrigum including over 200 senior games.

During his career at Merrigum he has taken out several best and fairest awards, best clubman awards as well as the coaches trophy on several occasions.

Terry or 'TT' has been one of the club's quite achievers.

Not blessed with football talent, 'TT' has been around the club for over two decades and has worked hard on several committees.

In 1989 he took on the role of president and is one of the major reasons why the Merrigum Football Club is one of the most successful in the Kyabram District League.

The highlight to the evening was the presentation of the Frank DeMaio Memorial award for the most determined player.

This award was presented by Frank's brother-in-law Peter Hurley and was presented to skipper Steve Parente.

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