A founding member of the La Trobe University Sports and Recreation Association, the La Trobe University Football Club has been in existence since 1967. The club has enjoyed 7 senior premierships (1969, 1976, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2009, 2010) and 5 reserve premierships, a VWFL premiership in 2011, and 4 intervarsity championships- most recently in 2013 where we won gold in Division 2 of AUG on the Gold Coast.
We play at the main oval of the La Trobe University sports fields, located in carpark 2a of the university, adjacent to Kingsbury Drive, Bundoora.For the 2016 season, we will be fielding 4 teams- seniors, reserves, U19s- all competing in the VAFA, and a senior women's side in the VWFL. So if you'd like to be involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
2013: Intervarsity Championships
2011: North West Conference: LTUFC def North Ballarat 8.0.48 to 4.3.27 (Womens)
2010: LTUFC def St Johns 12.8.80 to 11.13.79 (Seniors)
2009: LTUFC def Albert Park 21.9.135 to 8.11.59 (Seniors)
2009: Division 4 (Reserves)
2012: VWFL Leading Goal Kicker- Samantha Greene (North West Conference) 48 Goals
2011: Under 19 League Best & Fairest - Jordy O'Brien
2011: VWFL Leading Goal Kicker- Samantha Greene (North West Conference) 38 Goals
2010:VAFA Leading Goal Kicker - Kynan Borthwick (Under 19 North 2) 59 Goals
2006: Division 2 (Reserves)
2004: Division 2 (Reserves)
2004: Intervarsity Championships
1999: : LTUFC def Fitzroy Reds 14.11.95 to 9.9.63 (Seniors)
1993: Division 3 (Reserves)
1989: LTUFC def St. Bede's Old Collegians by 23 points (Seniors)
1988: LTUFC def Doveton St John's Old Collegians 18.10.118 to 7.9.51 (Seniors)
1989: VAFA League Best & Fairest - Ian Wrigglesworth
1988: VAFA League Best & Fairest - Daryl Poole
1988: VAFA Leading Goal Kicker - T.C. Wilson (E Section) 105 Goals
1983: Division 3 (Reserves)
1982: VAFA Leading Goal Kicker - B.V. Kristovski - (F Section) 102 Goals
1976:LTUFC def St Kevin's Old Boys 12.8.80 to 4.10.34 (Seniors)
1973: Intervarsity Championships
1969: LTUFC def Mernda by 60 points (Seniors)
1968: Intervarsity Championships
1974: VAFA League Best & Fairest - D Cowling
1973: VAFA League Best & Fairest - N Harrison
1968: League Leading Goal Kicker - Panton Hill FL - David Morgan - (Seniors) 168 Goals
1967: Senior League Best & Fairest - Panton Hill FL - Michael Mullins
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The La Trobe University Football Club’s most prestigious award. This award recognises the more than forty years contribution that Bob Segrave as foundation Coach, many years President and life time mentor has made to the La Trobe University Football Club. It is awarded to a person who has provided the Club with outstanding service, on or off the field, over a significant period of time.
This award acknowledges the contribution that John Dumaresq made to the La Trobe University Football Club over a period of about twenty years, twelve of which he served as President and during which time John played in the order of 300 Reserves and Senior games. It is awarded to the person who has made a great contribution to the La Trobe University Football Club during the current year.
This trophy is named after David Morgan who was the first President and Captain of the La Trobe University Football Club and one of the most outstanding players in the history of the Club. David played in the Club’s first game against Monash University in 1967 and in the 1969 Premiership year kicked 171 goals (28 in one game and 10 in the Grand Final), was selected in the Panton Hill League representative side and All Australian at the Adelaide Intervarsity. David went on to play at Melbourne University Blacks, briefly at Richmond VFL, and with ANU and Eastlake in the ACT.
This trophy is named after Tony Sheehan who holds the Club Senior games record of 321 games (Panton Hill League, Intervarsity and VAFA). Tony also played in the Club’s first game in 1967, was a member of the 1969 Premiership Team, Captain of the 1973 winning Intervarsity Team, is the Club’s longest serving Coach (from 1972-1982), Captain Coach of the 1976 Premiership, Coach Emeritus and was selected as an All Australian in 1973. Tony played his last game for the Club in 1986.
Jess Smith was integral in the formation and success of the LTUFC’s expansion into the VWFL. Having previously been a member of La Trobe teams competing at University Games championships, Jess established our women’s team that first competed in 2009. Jess has also held numerous positions on committee and the quality of her work were recognised by her later employment as the Football Operations Officer of the VWFL and at AFL Victoria. Her trophy is awarded to the Best and Fairest player from the women’s team.
In 2011, Braedon Hensel, the nephew of 1999 premiership centre-half back Joel Godde, came to La Trobe dreaming of following in his uncle’s footsteps and winning a flag with La Trobe. After 8 goals playing in the midfield in an U19s practice match, Braedon dominated the Rd 1 clash kicking 2 goals and receiving three league votes. Unfortunately, it was to be his only appearance for the club. He was diagnosed with cancer the following week and underwent treatment immediately- ultimately succumbing to his illness in 2014. This says little about the enormous impact Braedon had on the club. He was team manager in 2012 and further supported the club through 2013 and 2014, often joining in at training (though he shouldn’t have been!) and supporting from the sidelines, helping with goal umpiring, time keeping and other jobs. Braedon was immensely popular and the way he tackled his treatment will stay with those who knew him forever. His award celebrates the Best and Fairest player in the U19s and is awarded by a member of his family each season.
Throughout 2016 we will continue to update this list. Please contact the club to let us know if you have played more than 100 games and have not been included on the list.