More than 250 mourners attended the funeral of former Merbein football great Rocky Pollock held on Thursday afternoon.

The former number 27 for Merbein, who progressed from the junior ranks into seniors from 1973, died tragically at the age of 60 at his home last weekend.

Playing at full back he won the 1977 McLeod Medal – one of eight McLeod Medallists the club has produced.

 He also won two Merbein club best and fairest awards.

His graveside funeral service was held at the Merbein Cemetery with the wake afterwards at the nearby Merbein Football Club rooms at Kenny Park.

Club President Toney Hurley said any side that includes Tommy Bland, Ronny Jackson and now Rocky Pollock would be very hard to beat.

“Good luck to anyone that lines up on those three champions of our club,” he said.

“A great mark and beautiful kick it was a pleasure to watch Rock dominate games year after year.”

Mr Hurley described Pollock as one of the best players ever to pull on a Merbein jumper - a likeable larrikin who liked a beer, a smoke and a yarn and a bloke who loved his family.

“He is gone but never forgotten”