He was just a freak. For help using the website visit our help page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheltenham, VIC, 3192 Barker was Recruited from Cheltenham Football Club in […] And, tragically, Barker is also one of football's most mourned figures following his death from cancer in 1996 at the age of just 39 when a St Kilda coaching career beckoned. He was appointed coach of Sandringham and built a selfless culture that drove the club to premierships in 1992 and 1994. Sandringham Football Club, known as the Zebra's and was named after Trevor Barker, a famous St Kilda footballer who lived in Hampton. "I always thought it was a good move. Already counting the…, The Saints All-Australian 'Man of Steele' capped off a stellar season taking home the…, As the season neared the pointy end, the Saints were in finals contention. Save to an Ancestry Tree, a virtual cemetery, your clipboard for pasting or Print. Please reset your password. Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. Trevor Barker was a Hollywood footballer: Charismatic, long blond hair, spectacular marks, tremendous courage and, Norma said, a real “ladies man”. Thanks for using Find a Grave, if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you. A season later he earned the first of his seven Victorian guernseys, wearing the big V with enormous pride.He won his second best and fairest award in 1981, playing as a half-back flanker which was the role best suited to his build.Barker was renowned for his club first approach, famously donating a new car back to the cash-strapped club that had been promised for winning the best and fairest.As the Saints slipped down the ladder in the 1980s, the club was forced into using him in key position where he received a constant buffeting. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Are you sure that you want to remove this flower? or don't show this again—I am good at figuring things out. Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. One of those Barker fanatics in long sleeves was a young Luke Beveridge, now Western Bulldogs coach. Are you sure that you want to delete this memorial? Please note: You are asking volunteers to find and take a photo of the headstone. Your Scrapbook is currently empty. I thought you might like to see a memorial for Trevor Barker I found on Findagrave.com. The son of local footy legend Jack Barker, who – like Trevor – has an oval named after him, Barker grew up barracking for the Saints and came to their attention while playing for Cheltenham. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. He never intended to leave Moorabbin. Failed to delete memorial. And although his footy resume doesn’t boast as many accolades as other greats of the game, his impact and everlasting mark on St Kilda remains unrivalled. St Kilda v North Melbourne Rd 21 1973 - … 1 became the 16th St Kilda player inducted into the Hall of Fame tonight, rightly recognised in the pantheon of AFL greats.No Saints player has been closer to the hearts of fans than Barker.The kid from Cheltenham instantly attracted attention, not only for the soaring leaps that hauled in great marks, but also for his work ethic, flawless tackling and courage to always put his body on the line.In struggling St Kilda teams, Barker often conceded inches and poundage to opponents because despite being best suited as a half-back defender, he was often forced to play key position.Barker captured the imagination of the Saints faithful with his spectacular marking and fierce loyalty.He had only played one year of senior footy in the Federal League with Cheltenham before coming to the Saints in 1975. Try again later. Select a place on the map to place the pin. We have 2 volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. Barker, who has been inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame, was also his club's pin-up boy with a playboy image to match, blessed with boyish teen-idol looks featuring blond locks and suntanned skin. All photos appear on this tab and here you can update the sort order of photos on memorials you manage. 1 became the 16th St Kilda player inducted into the Hall of Fame tonight, rightly recognised in the pantheon of AFL greats. His signature action was the superb leap for a mark over the pack that held no fear of the fall to earth that followed. He would've been a great leader in any era. Trevor Barker, the high-flying, blond-haired No. Failed to remove flower. A breakout 1976 season saw him win the club best and fairest award at the age of just 20. St Kilda Legend Trevor Barker would have been 60 today. Please contact Find a Grave at email@example.com if you need help resetting your password. Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person.