Welcoming our 2022 committee

2022 COMMITTEE

We are excited to announce our 2022 LTUFC Committee following the election at Monday nights Annual General Meeting. While few experienced committee members will be stepping away from the committee in 2022, following a second retirement from coaching Andrew Sutherland will be stepping into the role of President with his decades of experience at the Club. Alumni Representative Simon Hast will continue for his third consecutive season in the role and Secretary Teresa D’Angelo will be continuing for her fourth consecutive season in the role. 2021 Club President Tom Dixon will be stepping down from the role after his first season at the Club but will continue on the committee as a general member to continue the implementation of our new strategic plan. Welfare Officer Natalie Cappelletti will continue in her role for a second season after doing an amazing job this season. Apparel Officer Sophie Rodier will also continue in her role for her second consecutive season. Tate Tregea-Copeland will be stepping up from deputy to replace Josh Rogerson as Men’s Football Operations Manager in season 2022, while we welcome Elise Freeman to the committee for her first time as she replaces Steph Castagnini as the Women’s Football Operations Manager. Must like Tate, Brad Tremellen will be stepping up from deputy to replace Sam Benetti-Baker as Treasurer in 2022. Shalini Jayasekera will step into the role Events Coordinator after helping on the sub-committee this season. Bailey Zimmerman will be stepping down from the Media and Communications Officer role after successfully implementing the new role in 2021, welcoming Riley Alexander into the role and his first time on the committee. 

PresidentAndrew Sutherland (new position)
Alumni RepresentativeSimon Hast
Men’s Football Operations Manager: Tate Tregea-Copeland (new position)
Women’s Football Operations ManagerElise Freeman (new member)
Treasurer: Brad Tremellen (new position)
Secretary: Teresa D’Angelo
Events CoordinatorShalini Jayasekera (new position)
Media & Communications OfficerRiley Alexander (new member)
Welfare OfficerNatalie Cappelletti 
Apparel Officer: Sophie Rodier 
Strategy OfficerTom Dixon (new position)

We look forward to implementing our new strategic plan, continuing our on-field development and our off-field initiatives for what will no doubt be a massive 2022! 

THANK YOU TO OUT-GOING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

It is always sad to see committee members leave our committee but it is often so they can focus on their careers and greater endeavours so we are extremely grateful for all their hard work. We would like to thank out-going committee members Josh Rogerson, Steph Castagnini, Sam Benetti-Baker, Bailey Zimmerman, Daniel Robertson, Joe Callander & Grant Dowler. Without the work throughout season 2021 from all committee members the Club simply wouldn’t run as smoothly. Thank you on behalf of all Trobers! 

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR LONG-SERVING MEMBERS

Thank you to Steph Castagnini who has been our Women’s Football Operations Manager for the past two seasons. Since joining, she has unfortunately had to deal with arguably our two most disrupted seasons in club history so we thank you for your efforts tackling the challenging times, especially as a healthcare worker during this pandemic. 

Thank you to Sam Benetti-Baker and Josh Rogerson who both joined our committee at the end of 2017 and served the Club during some challenging times. BB, joined as the Apparel Officer on the 2018 committee before stepping into a bigger role as Treasurer in 2020 and 2021. BB in his time on the committee has helped implement apparel that is available year round, helped implement a stocktake system and online systems to sell apparel. As Treasurer he navigated the pandemic like a pro ensuring the Club was in a safe and sustainable financial position that looks promising for the future that will help the Club avoid finding themselves in a common position of being underfunded. Rogo, joined as the Secretary on the 2018 committee before stepping into a bigger role, the inaugural Men’s Football Operations Manger role from 2019 to 2021. Rogo in his time on the committee as been involved in many aspects of the Club, including helping develop specific roles to help spread the workload of volunteers at the Club. Most importantly, he has had a large role in creating a sustainable men’s program that has reduced player turnover and allowed others to develop in the environment and step into leadership roles at the Club. 

GET FAMILIAR WITH OUR NEW COMMITTEE

Get familiar with the faces of our new committee below! 

Finally, if you are interested in joining the committee we do have one position vacant or if you are interested in just seeing how a particular role might work and helping a little we have deputy or sub-committee roles available. Please reach out to Andrew Sutherland (president@ltufc.org) or Teresa D’Angelo (secretary@ltufc.org) if you’re interested.

Published by La Trobe University Football Club 11.11.2021

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