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LA TROBE UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL CLUB

Since 1967, LTUFC has been proudly building a legacy on the football field. In 2009, our women's program joined the charge, continuously leading the way for over a decade now. Today, we proudly field three competitive teams in the VAFA (Senior and Reserve Men's, and Senior Women's) within our brand new, state-of-the-art facilities.

But what truly sets us apart is our commitment to building a united, inclusive club. By hosting a collaborative environment, we cultivate a vibrant community where everyone, regardless of experience or background, feels welcome on and off the field.

PREMIERSHIPS

#VivaLaTrobe

A founding member of the La Trobe University Sports and Recreation Association (SARA), the La Trobe University Football Club has achieved success throughout its years enjoying 8 Senior Men’s premierships (1969, 1976, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2009, 2010, & 2022), 5 Reserve Men’s premierships (1983, 1993, 2004, 2006, & 2009), a Senior Women’s premiership in 2011, a Club XVIII Men’s premiership in 2014 and 4 Intervarsity Men’s championships.

Club Leaders

Meet Our Committee

We pride ourselves as a student run club and this is evident in our young and vibrant committee filled with recent alumni and current La Trobe University students. With a blend of experienced committee members and a few fresh faces, our 2024 Committee continues to grow and develop our club.

President LTUFC - Andrew Sutherland
Andrew Sutherland
President
Alumni Representative LTUFC - Simon Hast
Simon Hast
Alumni Representative
Men's Football Operations Manager LTUFC - Tate Tregea-Copeland
Tate Tregea-Copeland
Men's Football Operations Manager
Women's Football Operations Manager LTUFC - Kate Bond
Kate Bond
Women's Football Operations Manager
Treasurer LTUFC - Samantha Greene
Samantha Greene
Treasurer
Secretary LTUFC - Teresa D'Angelo
Teresa D'Angelo
Secretary
Events Coordinator - Vanessa Lacock-Smith
Vanessa Lacock-Smith
Events Coordinator
Events Coordinator LTUFC - Liam Walsh
Liam Walsh
Events Coordinator
Welfare Officer LTUFC - Natalie Cappelletti
Natalie Cappelletti
Welfare Officer
Apparel Officer LTUFC - Brian Woodhead
Brian Woodhead
Apparel Officer
Revenue & Sponsorships LTUFC - Marleigh Andrews
Marleigh Andrews
Revenue & Sponsorships
Strategy Officer LTUFC - Tom Dixon
Tom Dixon
Strategy Officer
Jess Lowry
Media & Communications Officer
Positions Available
Volunteer Roles Officer/s
2024 line up

the coaches

Mick Correnti
Reserve Men’s Coach
Andy Castles
Senior Men's Coach
Samantha Greene
Senior Women's Coach



The Story Behind Larry La Trobe

Graeme “Gus” Guppy

The Club logo is based on a real person, the one and only Graeme “Gus” Guppy.

It was created by one of Bob Segrave’s staff, artist Rosemary Sale, as part of marketing for La Trobe University hosting the intervarsity championships in 1973. An irrepressible, effervescent character, Gus was in many ways the epitome of a devil-may-care, authority-defying ethos prevalent at the time. Teammates turning up for pre-season training in 1976 were devastated to learn that Gus had taken his life over the summer, on 12 December of the previous year. He left us far too early, but is forever young.

“The logo is truly an amalgam of the spirit of the Club at the time,” said Jim McMillan. “For decades, he may have become somewhat dated but is very much back in hipster present”.

Gus would be amused at that. Gus was the heart and soul of the Football Club and, above all, he was gut-wrenchingly funny. Gus’s humor was never at anyone else’s expense and he was able to unite all university teams together with his goodwill and camaraderie. He never had a bad word for anybody and was a friend to us all. Mind you, you can take goodwill and camaraderie a bit too far sometimes. Gus’s social leadership might have contributed to one or two losses!

“The logo is truly an amalgam of the spirit of the Club at the time”

– JIM MCMILLAN
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LTUFC acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to them, their culture and Elders past and present.
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