It was with great sadness and many memories that all at the Melbourne Football Club heard of the recent death of Alan Gardner.

A dedicated servant of the Club, and well known to all in his long term role as property steward, Gardner was made an MFC Life Member in 2002, alongside David Neitz and recruiting guru Don Baron.

We offer our most sincere condolences to Alan’s wife Marlene, daughters Lynette, Raelene and Debbie, and to their families, as well as Alan’s many friends.

He will always be remembered as a vital part of the Melbourne Football Club family.