Excerpt taken from the Old Ivanhoe Football Club page:
‘We regret to inform that Alan passed away at the weekend. He was a popular player and club member, played 424 games, vice captained the 1973 premiership team and was honoured with a life membership. Alan’s parents Jock and Marjorie Haug where tireless supporters and workers for the club in the early formative years and it was a Haug family affair with Alan and brothers Clive and Peter all contributing as players and boundary umpires among many other club activities.
Doug Cuttriss was Alan’s great mate and played along side him for most, if not all of his games and went on to eventually play a club and amateur record 435 games for The Hoes.
Alan’s nickname was “Snapper”, a name earned for being a fierce competitor and somewhat handy in a fracas.
We will miss his wicked sense of humour and never forget his outstanding contribution to the OIGFC.
Funeral arrangements will know later in the week however should be early next week .
R.I.P. Snapper and thanks for the memories from all your mates at THE HOES.’
Our thoughts are with Alan’s family and friends as they come to terms with his loss.