Vale Bob Segrave

Vale Bob Segrave

It is with great sadness that we inform the Trober community of the passing of Bob Segrave on Monday morning 17th January, 2022.

Former LTUFC Secretary Jim ‘Snout’ McMillan wrote in No Ordinary Football Club, the history book published in 2017 to commemorate the Club’s 50th anniversary:


“Our first President was as much saint as patron. Bob performed his day job at the University as Publications and Information Officer with great distinction and steered the footy club with a gentle and avuncular hand. He rarely lost his temper but, if righteously provoked, he could go off with a booming voice and a rapier wit”.

Club Poet Laureate Craig Nelson contributed the following for our beloved Bob:

“Bob was La Trobe’s chief elder, first coach and first President. An immortal club stalwart, he was also a mentor to many. La Trobe’s most prestigious annual award is named in his honour (The Bob Segrave Award) and presented to a person who has provided the Club with outstanding service, on or off the field, over a significant period”.

“When he left La Trobe, Bob and his wife Suzy were spectacular hosts at their restaurant. I particularly remember a practice match between the Blacks and Reds in which Bob, making up the numbers, charged at the ball with a pipe in his mouth. Even in those pre-OH&S days, I thought that seemed dangerous! Not that anyone would get burnt, although that was a possibility, but that the pipe would get rammed down his throat!”


Bob’s daughter Robin Krabbe wrote:

“Dad wanted to thank you all for being such great friends. He was here with me, my husband and son for his last few months in Tasmania and will be buried on our property this Thursday. He didn’t want any flowers or any fuss made whatsoever!”

As the founding ‘father’ of the La Trobe University Football Club, Bob had a profound influence on a generation of players, many of whom went on to become leaders of industry, commerce, education and politics. He may now be gone, but he will never be forgotten! Our beloved Bob.

On behalf of the wider La Trobe family, we extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to Bob’s daughter Robin and family members.

Bob Segrave (6/5/1935 – 17/1/2022)

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Top Club awards announced for 2020

Top Club awards announced for 2020

2020 has been a difficult year like never before for everyone around the globe which resulted in no footy being played this season. Despite no footy there is always an enormous amount of the work going on behind the scenes at our Club meaning we had two deserving candidates for our Bob Segrave Outstanding Service Award and our John Dumaresq Best Clubperson Award. It is with great pleasure that the La Trobe University Football Club announces our 2020 John Dumaresq Best Clubperson recipient as Simon Hast and our 2020 Bob Segrave Outstanding Service Award recipient as Esta Williams. 

The John Dumaresq Best Clubperson Award is awarded to a person who has made a great contribution to the La Trobe University Football Club during the current year. Simon, a past player of the Club, joined our Committee as the deputy Alumni Representative for 2020. Simon becoming involved in the Club Alumni activities in recent years has spent many hours tracking down and documenting our rich history to help ensure that our past is well represented in our redevelopment of the Club, including input to our Club History Book, our photo memorabilia in the rooms and games records database. Simon organised our only 2020 Club event which was a food tasting fundraiser before throwing his energy into revamping our Club Newsletter, merging the Club and Alumni news together. Simon provided us with a great trip down memory lane as he provided daily match reviews over the past 52 years of La Trobe University Football Club history. It enabled our entire community to recall fond memories of their experiences and the lifelong friendships developed and has hopefully inspired many alumni to reconnect with the club in 2021.
 

The Bob Segrave Outstanding Service Award is our Club’s most prestigious award and is awarded to a person who has provided the Club with outstanding service, on or off the field, over a significant period. Esta has been a vital part of our Club as a trainer since 2017, including head trainer since 2019. Esta has regularly preformed her job at a high level, while going above and beyond her duties with exceptional care, commitment, and compassion. Esta demonstrated exceptional organisational skills by implementing an efficient process to ensure the trainers objectives were clear and a sustainable aspect of the Club. Esta never hesitated to go above and beyond which meant she often found herself carrying injured players from the field, going in an ambulance with players, waiting for players in the hospital to ensure they were okay and even pulling on the boots for our women in 2019 when they were short and desperate for numbers. As with her application to being a trainer she showed the same level of commitment to playing and polled a maximum of nine votes in the Club best and fairest that game. 

 
Congratulations to both Simon and Esta! 

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Vale Bob Segrave

It is with great sadness that we inform the Trober community of the passing of Bob Segrave on Monday morning 17th January, 2022.

Vale Russell Badham

It is with tremendous sadness that we inform our Trober community of the passing of Russell Badham on Monday morning 3rd January, 2022 after a short illness. Russell Badham arrived at LTUFC in 1969.

LTUFC Presentation Night 2019

LTUFC Presentation Night 2019

Friday night witnessed La Trobe University Football Club officially conclude its 2019 season with Presentation Night held in the club’s new function room.

We kicked off our evening acknowledging the milestones throughout the season which included 50 club games for Lachlan Bence, Billy Higgins and Sophie Rodier. Alain Baillie becoming the 40th player to reach 100 club games and women’s games record holder Samantha Greene becoming the 19th player and the first women’s player to reach 150 club games. We followed with an acknowledgement to all our volunteers: our Committee, Assistant Coaches; Alyssa Black, Joe Callander, Scott Coghill and David Huffer, Team Managers; James Billings, Natalie Cappelletti, Kimberley Nash and Odi Robertson, and our Club Umpires; Jake Burgess and Charly Craine.

Our U19 Men were the first team awards for the evening with U19 Co-Captain Brad Tremellen presenting Will Luhrs with the Best Team Player Award voted by his peers. Tate Tregea-Copeland was awarded the Coaches Award for his outstanding commitment to the team and the way he constantly improved throughout the season often playing a selfless role down back. The U19 Men Leading Goal Kicker Award went to Will Luhrs who kicked a total of 15 goals in 10 games which was a quarter of the team’s goals kicked for the season. Michelle Hensel presented the Braedon Hensel U19 Men’s Best and Fairest Trophy to the 2019 winner Calvin Ross, Calvin had a remarkable first season at the club playing nine games in the U19’s and nine games in the seniors taking out the U19 Men Best and Fairest with 27 votes and also finishing eighth in the Senior Men Best and Fairest polling 16 votes. Ed Fleming was awarded the U19 Men Best and Fairest Runner-Up with a sensational season in the U19’s finishing just two votes shy of top honours on 25 votes from 10 games. While our U19 Men may not have gotten as many wins this season as they would have liked the future looks bright for these young Trobers with already 14 of this seasons U19’s having a taste of senior footy at the club.

Our Reserve Men followed a dinner break with the Best Team Player Award going to our Reserve Men Captain Alex Hodgson. Our Reserve Men Coaches Award was presented to Jackson Ferguson for his exceptional on and off field selflessness towards his teammates and his solid performances early in the season that set a tone for what would be a strong finals campaign for the team. Jaryd Coghill won the Reserve Men Leading Goal Kicker Award with 30 goals from 10 games playing when he wasn’t coaching the Senior Women. Our Reserve Co-Coach Edward Buffon had the honour of presenting his Co-Coach and good mate Jake Lasslett with the 2019 Reserve Men Best and Fairest Trophy after Jake’s stellar season leading the troops and polling 37 votes from 18 games. Brett Coghill was awarded the Reserve Men Best and Fairest Runner-Up Award after polling 33 votes in just 10 games in a dominate backend of the season.

Our John Dumaresq Best Club Person honours for 2019 was awarded to Jackson Ferguson. Jackson received this award for his off-field contributions towards the Club this season as he volunteered as the Club Photographer and did a large part of the Club’s social media while always getting around game day, trainings and club function with great commitment to our Club.

Our Senior Women were next with Senior Women Captain Kate Bond presenting Teresa D’Angelo with the Best Team Player Award voted by her peers. Senior Women’s Coach Jaryd Coghill presented his Coaches Award to first-year player Kyaa Davis for her exceptional improvement throughout the season. Samantha Greene was awarded the Senior Women Leading Goal Kicker Award for the 11th consecutive season with 20 goals in 14 games. Kate Bond won her third consecutive Jess Smith Senior Women Best and Fairest Trophy honours with another standout season polling 36 votes in 12 games. For the second year running Steph Castagnini was awarded the Senior Women Best and Fairest Runner-Up Award just falling short with 31 votes in 13 games as a pivotal member of the women’s team.

Our Senior Men followed a dessert break with Senior Men Captain Tom Mooney presenting Andy Castles with the Best Team Player Award voted by his peers. Fedor Balabanov received the Coaches Award for his determination to improve his game all season. First-year player Bailey Zimmerman was awarded the David Morgan Senior Men Leading Goal Kicker Trophy honours after kicking 35 goals in 16 games. The Tony Sheehan Senior Men Best and Fairest Trophy was awarded to Vice-Captain Andy Castles who polled 45 votes in 19 games in a dominate season. Ricky Nolan took out the Senior Men Best and Fairest Runner-Up Award with 35 votes in 16 games, while he also finished runner-up in the leading goal kicking with 25 goals.

Our Bob Segrave Trophy for outstanding service to the Club over a significant period was awarded to Andrew Sutherland. Andrew received this award for his exceptional service over many decades as a player, coach, volunteer and current committee member. 

The La Trobe University Football Club would like to thank all its members and supporters for a terrific 2019 season and look forward to continuing the momentum into the next season after a much deserved break before pre-season. A special thank you to Bread and Butta for catering the evening and our club dinners throughout the season.

Click Here for photos from the night.

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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.  

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