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Vale Bob "Yogi" Fenton

The Mayne Football Club would like to acknowledge the passing of premiership player Bob Fenton on Tuesday morning 23rd January 2024 aged 81 years.

Yogi, as he was famously known, grew up living in the local nursery in Royal Terrace in Hamilton as part of a very committed Mayne Tigers household with brother Peter also playing for the Tigers. Bob’s sister Dianne also grew up in this footy mad household going on to be a huge contributor across many facets of the club ultimately being awarded Life Membership of the Juniors. They were products of the footy factory that was Ascot State School like so many of their time.

A strongly built, genuinely tough, robust player who played mainly in defence, he was a big player with a big personality who played 150 games for Mayne featuring in the 1961 premiership team under the legendary Gordon Bowman and again under Mike Darby when the Tigers won the 1966 flag at the Gabba.

Tiger folklore tells us he once famously played on with a bone sticking out of a broken finger evidencing his on field heroics, but off field he was the life of the party starring at the regular pie nights where he reputedly held the record for devouring 10 pies in one sitting!

Bob also coached juniors for the club and at his careers end continued to be a strong supporter of the club.

The Tigers were set to induct Bob into the Mayne Tigers Hall of Fame this year in May as part of the club’s centenary celebrations for his 150 senior games. This will now be awarded posthumously.

Bob is survived by his former wife Janette and sons Wade, Jason and Brec.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Friday, 2nd February 2024 at Albany Creek Crematorium in the Lakeside Chapel commencing at 2.00pm.

The Mayne Football Club would like to pass on their deepest condolences to Bob’s family and friends at this sad time.

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