Congratulations to Ian Barnes, one of our local unsung heroes, who has dedicated 50 years of voluntary service to the Ringwood Football Club. He began as a junior player in 1968 before becoming a trainer and later a committee member. Barney has become a lifetime member of the senior football club, where he is still the head trainer, and he has also received a lifetime membership of the Ringwood Spiders All-Abilities Sports Club. Ian has given so much to the club, without ever asking for anything in return. There are few in our community who have given as much as Barney has, and his longstanding and amazing contribution to the life of the club is admirable. Without volunteers such as Ian, our community would never be what it is today.