Icon Partner - Trevor Barker Foundation through Challenge
The Trevor Barker Foundation was established to continue the memory and inspirational work of a remarkable man.
Trevor Barker was an inspiring player for St Kilda Football Club for over 14 seasons. He was St Kilda's Best & Fairest player twice and represented his State seven times.
He always provided hope, gave strength and offered inspiration to so many people in need. Sadly, Trevor passed away from cancer in April 1996. He always positive, with a great sense of humour and provided hope, gave strength and offered inspiration to so many.
The Trevor Barker foundation is managed by Challenge, Victoria’s longest serving children’s cancer charity which provides assistance and support for children living with cancer and their families.
The Foundation aims to establish and maintain a sports camp, develop and maintain their current property in Torquay, Victoria to provide families the opportunity to take some time out during periods of treatment.
The Torquay retreat also provides support to past or present players that are diagnosed with cancer or other life threatening illnesses.
Each year St Kilda and Western Bulldogs play for the Barker-Whitten trophy, named in honour of two legends of the clubs who both lost their lives to cancer.
The trophy, which the two teams have contested since 2000 pays tribute to the two men as well as their respective foundations - the Trevor Barker foundation and the EJ Whitten foundation.