Movember 2018

Movember 2018

What an incredible effort from our team to raise $3,115 towards the Movember Foundation Australia, smashing our goal of $2,000! Well done to everyone that participated and those that achieved what they set out to accomplish during the month. 

Team La Trobe University Football Club had 17 of our men and women participate, either by growing a Mo or running 60km for the 60 men we lose to suicide every single hour. Check out to see how each of our team members preformed over the month.

A massive thank you to all those that donated to the cause. Together as a community we have raise awareness for Men’s Health and are helping to create conversations that helps break the stigma surrounding Mental Health in men.

Remember to always check in on our loved ones, friends and teammates!

Published by Josh Rogerson 02.12.2018

Emily Turnbull and Grant Dowler Awarded for Outstanding Service at LTU Blues Awards

Emily Turnbull and Grant Dowler Awarded for Outstanding Service at LTU Blues Awards

Enormous congratulations to Grant Dowler and Emily Turnbull on both receiving an Outstanding Service to Sport Award last night at the La Trobe University Blues Awards.

Grant was recognised for his nine years of contribution to the La Trobe University Football Club, where he has continuously brought his enthusiasm to the club in all aspects as a player, Senior Captain, Social Coordinator, Club Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator. Grant was also honoured with Life Membership earlier in the season for the La Trobe University Football Club.

Emily was recognised for her five years of contribution to Women’s Football at the La Trobe University Football Club, where she has doubled female participation at the club as the Female Vice President. 

Published by Josh Rogerson 26.10.2018

Successful Season for the Trober Girls Following NFNL Awards Night

Trober Girls clean up at NFL Awards

A big well done to our Senior Women’s Coach Jaryd Coghill who was nominated for Coach of the year. Jaryd led our girls to the finals this season after they finished last on the ladder in 2017. His leadership, positiveness and will to help development our footballers saw a number of our girls being highly recognised for their successful seasons. 

At last night’s Northern Football Netball League Presentation Night our girls received eight awards in total. Our senior captain Kate Bond won the Coaches MVP Award on 69 votes, while spearhead Samantha Greene won the League Leading Goal Kicker with 39 goals for the season. Kate Bond also finished runner up in the League Best and Fariest, finishing two votes shy of the winner, Teresa D’Angelo placed third in the same count. 

Six of our girls were honoured with making Team of the Year: Emily Turnbull, Half Back Flank; Teresa D’Angelo, Half Forward Flank; Samantha Greene, Centre Half Forward; Kate Bond, Ruck Rover and Steph Castagnini, Interchange for the Division 2 team, along with Claire Henderson making the Division 3 team on the interchange.

Congratulations to all our girls on a great season and those that won awards.

Published by Josh Rogerson 20.09.2018

2018 LTUFC Presentation Night

2018 LTUFC Presentation Night

On Friday night we celebrated our season with the 2018 Presentation Night, with a decent turnout including players, past players, sponsors and support staff there were many well deserving winners to be celebrated. 

Emily Turnbull was honoured with the clubs most prestigious award, the Bob Segrave Trophy, which recognises  her outstanding service to the club over a three year period. Josh Rogerson and Teresa D’Angelo received the John Dumeresq Best Clubperson award for their contributions to the club in 2018. Elkie Brooks and Daniel Roberston received the Polaris 3083 Female and Male Young Leader Awards. David McMaster was recognised for his milestone of reaching 150 games in 2019, along with Mitch Oliver, Kate Bond and Teresa D’Angelo reaching 50 games.

Senior captain Tom Mooney comfortable claimed the Tony Sheehan Best and Fairest with 90 votes, with Matt Ogle finished runner up for the second consecutive season on 44 votes. Senior captain Kate Bond claimed her back-to-back Jess Smith Best and Fairest with 63 votes, while Steph Castagnini had a breakout season finishing runner up with 37 votes. Spearhead Samantha Greene claimed her tenth consecutive Leading Goal Kicker award with 39 goals. Mitch Oliver in a tight contest claimed the David Morgan Leading Goal Kicker with only 12 goals for the season. Lachlan Miller and Teresa D’Angelo were awarded their respective Coaches Awards for their consistency throughout the season which saw them both finishing top five in the Best and Fairest count. Emily Turnbull and Grant Dowler were voted Best Team Player by their respective teammates, demonstrating how influential they were in 2018. 

Claire Henderson topped of her stellar debutante season taking out the Reserve Best and Fairest, with 30 votes. Narrowly beating out Rachel Hickey by just four votes who claimed runner up. Club veteran and Reserve Co-Captain Darcy Stephenson claimed his maiden Best and Fairest with 30 votes. In another tight count narrowly beating Nick Mcintyre and Blake Goudie who both finished runner up with 27 votes. Caitlin Ross claimed the Leading Goal Kicker, despite playing the majority of the season in the seniors. Mitchell Welsh and Carly Mitchell were awarded the Coaches Awards for their respective teams and Sarah Andrews and Ross Campbell were voted Best Team Players by their respective teammates.

Congratulations to all our 2018 award winners.  

Published by Josh Rogerson 26.10.2018