1978 - IAN "WAGGA" McDONALD
Well, let’s just call it 400 or so games that this man acted as a trainer for one Chelsea team or another. It was never his goal to hang his hat on any great achievement. He was simply there to help out and look after his mates as well as he could.
With that in mind, ‘Wagga’ would often appear before the start of the day’s first match and act as trainer for the entire day or, in some cases the whole weekend. When in need, call ‘Wagga’—he would always be willing to help.
‘Wagga’ wore the whites for so long at Chelsea that he became an institution in his own right. He was always there when it mattered.
Awarded Life Membership for his magnificent service he was a remarkable man with a wonderful sense of loyalty to his football club.