Steve Folkes

Folkes memorial: Legend defined Bulldogs culture

The service for Folkes, who died suddenly of a heart attack last week aged 59, was more than just a celebration of the life of the former club stalwart – it was a re-enforcement of Bulldogs culture.

Folkes, who passed away one day short of the fifth anniversary of the death of his wife Karen, the daughter of Bulldogs patriarch Peter "Bullfrog" Moore, defined that culture from the time he joined the club in 1978 until the end of his 11-year coaching reign in 2008.