Thank You For Everything Alan Ezard

Thank You For Everything Alan Ezard

After five seasons spanning 2015-19 our Senior Men’s Coach Alan Ezard is departing our Club.

The La Trobe University Football Club is extremely grateful for all the time and effort Alan has tirelessly given to our Club over the years. Always first to arrive and last to leave, Alan has helped guide our men through multiple challenging seasons, especially last season when we played without a home base. Alan had a couple of finals campaigns with the club but unfortunately, we didn’t progress all the way.

We cannot thank Alan enough for his contribution to the La Trobe University Football Club as our second longest serving coach and we wish him and his family all the very best in the future.

The vacant position of Senior Men’s Coach will be advertised shortly.

Published by La Trobe University Football Club 19.09.2019

Preliminary Final Match Report (2019)

Preliminary Final Match Report (2019)


La Trobe: 11.6 (72) defeated Elsternwick AFC 9.14 (68)
Goal Kickers: J. Coghill 3, B. Higgins 2, J. Horder, B. Coghill, E. Buffon, Z. Price, R. Wills, S. Coghill.
Best Players: B. Higgins, W. Lowry, J. Lasslett, B. Coghill, J. Coghill, B. Plowman.

“the Triumphant Quarter”

The midday-show expressed determination, guts and mateship on Sunday to overthrow Elsternwick 72-68 in what was the Trober’s finest quarter of the year. The weather was much like the on-field calls by the whistle blowers “wet, dry, then wet again” but never consistent. Elsternwick jumped to an early lead of 13 at the close of the first, which La Trobe fought back in the second to finish 3 down by half time. By the end of the third, Elsternwick believed the game was theirs for the talking with a comfortable lead of 21 points. But the game wasn’t over, not until the fat man rings the bell and in the fourth it was all one-way traffic. The crowd were on the edges of the seats (because the other half was wet) as La Trobe dictated the game, play after play, inching away at the strong lead Elsternwick held until their lead was no more, the Trober’s were in front for the first time of the game with 5 minutes left on the clock. The seconds felt like hours as every mark was carefully transitioned to keep possession and marks inside 50 where cheered as it was a scoreboard certain. Hearts were thumping as the final siren blasted La Trobe victory across the park and finals celebration was in order with a cold tin and the team song that is still mumbled.

Two’s, two’s, two’s, two’s…!

Grand Final
Vs South Melbourne Districts FC
Played at Trevor Barker Oval (Sandringham)
Sunday 15th Sept at 11:40 A.M.

Published by Damien Hamel 09.09.2019

Round 15 Match Reports (2019)

Round 15 Match Report (2019)

UNDER 19’s:


Vs. South Melbourne Districts FC 
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval
Game starts at 9:20 A.M.


La Trobe: 13.12 (90) defeated by South Mornington 15.11 (101)
Goal Kickers: J. Coghill 4, Z. Price 3, W. Lowry 2, D. Naidoo, J. Ferguson, J. Lasslett, L. Cooke
Best Players: J. Lasslett, J. Coghill, J. Horder, L. Cooke, Z. Price, W. Lowry

‘The Midday Show’ experienced a stiff loss over the weekend against South Mornington going down 101 to 90. South Mornington jumped to an early lead largely due to our inaccurate kicking, and by half time had La Trobe on the back foot with their ability to move quickly and capitalise on the loose ball.

South Mornington found vulnerabilities throughout the Trobers defence and commanded the game, largely due to the influence of their senior players. La Trobe moved the ball well and dictated terms of the game in sections but failed to sustain that momentum throughout the whole game.

During the third quarter La Trobe pushed for a fightback by posting 4 goals straight, ending the quarter only 10 points down. The final quarter went goal for goal with the final margin being 11 points. A disappointing loss!

This weekend La Trobe faces winless Masala on Tony Sheehan Oval. The last time La Trobe and Masala met back in Round 7 Trobers came away with a handy win, but it wasn’t without a fight. La Trobe sits second on the ladder a game clear of 3rd position St Francis Xavier although 3rd, 4th and 5th all sit on 40 points, with healthy percentages.

Vs Masala Dandenong FC 
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval
Game starts at 11:40 A.M.


La Trobe: 26.17 (173) defeated South Mornington 7.11 (53)
Goal Kickers: R. Nolan 6, B. Zimmermann 4, M. Ogle 4, M. Oliver 3, D. Thorn 2, C. Ross, W. Luhrs, B. Higgins, F. Balabanov, S. Denier, R. Dell, N. Richardson
Best Players: A. Castles, R. Nolan, W. Luhrs, C. Ross, S. Denier, P. Howard

It was a big win on the road for the boys on the weekend to keep our finals hopes alive. Coming up against the severely undermanned South Mornington it was still very important for the boys get off to a good start and crush the opposition.

A good start is exactly what occurred with La Trobe kicking 15 goals to three in the first half. This was helped with plenty of run and gun off half back from exciting young players Calvin Ross and Will Luhrs.

With the big Ogle clunking everything at full forward the Trobers dominated the game. Ogle kicked four but missed a shitload – which at the end of the day is not surprising at all! Rick Nolan bagged a lazy six as he feasted on what was left of the South Mornington carcass. Bailey Zimmerman and Mitch Oliver were also impressive in front of goal.

The weekend’s game was a relatively bruise-free affair, so the boys will be fresh to take on Masala this week at the Tony Sheehan Oval.

Vs Masala Dandenong FC
Played at Tony Sheehan Oval
Game starts at 2:00 P.M.

Published by Josh Horder, Damien Hamel & Lachlan Miller 09.08.2019