One-and-done, Laz and Squeak step aside from coaching in 2020

One-and-done, Laz and Squeak step aside from coaching in 2020

The La Trobe University Football Club would like to express our utmost gratitude for the work that Edward Buffon and Jake Lasslett put into the Reserve Men last season in their maiden season as coaches. The boys demonstrated a great ability to coach as they took our Reserve Men from a win-less 2018 season to Grand Finalists in 2019. 

Unfortunately due to work commitments and travel the boys are unable to continue in the role for 2020 and have therefore stepped aside. They both enjoyed their time as coaches and appreciate the great group of players they had the fortune of coaching in 2019. Jake not only led off the field as coach but on the field through his performances which led to him claiming the Reserve Men Best and Fairest last season. Edward, while injured for a large part of the season, managed to find his way back into the senior lineup late in the season. Both boys will continue to play for the Club in 2020.

We cannot thank Edward and Jake enough for their contributions to our Club and wish them all the best for the coming year!

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

Published by La Trobe University Football Club 14.01.2020

Trobers appoint former Premiership Coach Andrew Sutherland to lead the Senior Men for season 2020

Trobers appoint former Premiership Coach Andrew Sutherland to lead the Senior Men for season 2020

20 years after guiding the Club to its 1999 Senior Men’s premiership Andrew Sutherland returns for his second stint at leading our Trober Men after being appointed the 2020 Senior Men’s Coach.

Andy comes with a wealth of coaching knowledge but more importantly a wealth of knowledge about how our Club has operated over the past 52 seasons and the rich University culture of the Club. Andy, like many of our players, moved to Melbourne to study at La Trobe University, living on Menzies College he found his way down to our football club. He quickly made his way into the senior team and played 112 games for the Club, playing predominately as a defender Andy was selected in the Clubs 1977-1986 Team of the Decade. After focusing on his career Andy found his way back to the Club as the Senior Men’s Coach from 1999-2001 where he led the Club to the 1999 Senior Men’s Premiership and promotion to VAFA Division 1. Andy went on to spent the next nine seasons as Senior Assistant Coach in VAFA Premier Division for St Kevin’s OB from 2002-03, VAFA Premier B for Mazenod OC from 2004-08 and VAFA Representative Football from 2009-10. Andy was selected as the Coach of our La Trobe University FC 1997-2006 Team of the Decade.

Club Legend Tony Sheehan when speaking of Andy’s success in 1999 says “Andy proved to be a great student of the game, meticulous in his planning and supportive of his players” which ultimately led to his success as a coach. Now back coaching the Club, Andy is hoping to provide the players in 2020 with that supportive environment to create a well-structured and fast paced brand of footy that will hopefully see the Trobers taste some success next season.

With good numbers out on the track since early November we are very excited to have Andrew Sutherland taking up the role as Senior Men’s Coach as we lead into our final pre-Christmas training session this Thursday evening. We wish both Andy and the Men’s teams all the best for season 2020!

Published by La Trobe University Football Club 10.12.2019

2020 Committee Announcement

2020 Committee Announced

Following last night’s Annual General Meeting the Club is excited to announce the election of our Committee for 2020. With the majority of the Committee from 2019 staying on, the Club would like to thank our outgoing Committee members for all their hard work in Emily Turnbull who has been our Women’s Football Operations Manager for the past three seasons and Brittany Bordignon who has been our Treasurer for the past two seasons. We are excited for what 2020 will bring for the Club and wish all our Committee members all the best for the year ahead!

Elected:

President – Samantha Greene
Alumni Representative – Andrew Sutherland
Men’s Football Operations Manager – Josh Rogerson 
Women’s Football Operations Manager – Steph Castgnini (new)
Treasurer – Sam Benetti-Baker
Secretary – Teresa D’Angelo 
Events Coordinator – Vanessa Lacock-Smith & Lachlan Miller (new)
General – James Billings 
Apparel Officer – Joe Callander (new)

Deputy – Simon Hast (new)
Deputy – Brad Tremellen (new)
Deputy – Josh Horder

Published by La Trobe University Football Club 30.10.2019

Our Women to be led by Jaryd Coghill & Hayden Pfingst again in 2020

Our Women to be led by Jaryd Coghill & Hayden Pfingst again in 2020

La Trobe University Football Club are excited to announce that Jaryd Coghill has re-signed for the 2020 season as the Senior Women’s Coach and Hayden “Dos” Pfingst has re-signed for the 2020 Season as our Reserve Women’s Coach.

Jaryd, as the longest serving Senior Women’s Coach, will continue the top job for his fourth consecutive season. With a finals campaign already under his belt as head coach of the women’s, Jaryd and his players will be working towards more success in 2020.

‘Dos’ worked closely alongside Jaryd this year as an assistant following the folding of our reserves side early on in the season. Dos in particularly worked with the midfield and was able to up skill our midfield structures with his sublime knowledge of the game. He is super keen to re-establish a Reserves side again for 2020, and excited to get stuck into pre-season.

There is an obvious high regard for Jaryd from his players, as his entire senior playing group provided feedback that they would like Jaryd to remain as head coach next year. Jaryd is raring to go for pre-season in November and says “I’m keen to get stuck into another year with a passionate list of players who keep wanting to improve”

We are very excited to have both women’s coaching positions locked in for 2020. Please join us in congratulating Jaryd Coghill and Hayden Pfingst on their re-appointment.

Published by Emily Turnbull 11.09.2019