LATROBE RE-APPOINTS SHELDRICK

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Dean has demonstrated magnificent leadership skills as well as bringing new incentives and dynamics to the football club. His coaching nouse and game day strategy helped turn an injury stricken season into a competitive learning curve for several up and coming VAFA stars.
Latrobe see’s Dean’s ability, combined with a positive financial turnaround, development of on and off field facilities that are arguably the best in the VAFA and a strong and youthful committee as  the ingredients La Trobe University Football Club requires to become a extremely competitive team in 2009.
Latrobe would also like to congratulate Theo Staios and Gil Huckstep on their appointments as reserves and under 19 coaches respectively. Theo and Gil are already becoming integral parts of the La Trobe University Coaching structure and will be facilitating the ongoing development of our younger players.
Further developing the coaching repertoire is the appointment of Andrew Sutherland, a former champion of the club with a variety of experience in higher division clubs as a coach and other roles. Andrew has been appointed the director of coaching and will oversee many integral roles within the club including coaching, selection and team leadership.
In transitioning from 08 to 09 La Trobe University Football Club would also like to congratulate Joseph Maclean and Justin Lania on winning the Clubs senior and reserves best and fairest awards for the 2008 season with both excelling in performance and consistency throughout the year.
Latrobe would also like to thank Bob Ellis for his time at La Trobe University as reserves coach. Over a short period Bob was able to achieve two VAFA reserves premierships and was a well-respected larrikin of the club.