Born in Wodonga, Les O’Brien devoted his life to family, sport and business in Albury.
Les was a natural athlete who played tennis, football and competed in athletics which was his greatest passion.
He was a professional runner, winning two races at the Stawell Easter Carnival in 1962 and leading the NSW track team at the Australian Blind Athletics Championships.
Les dedicated more than 50 years of his life to training young athletes and was involved with this athletics complex since its opening in 1982.
For almost 60 years he also served the Ovens and Murray Football and Netball League in many roles, including player, coach and official. He was a life member of the Albury United Soccer Club and the North Albury Football Club.
Les was a Rotarian and recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship for 60 years of Community Service.
The dedication of the Les O’Brien Athletics Precinct is a testament to Les’ contribution to athletics and the Albury community.