314. William ‘Bill’ Trethewie


Tasmania University/Tasmanian Amateur FL/Old Scholars FA/Sandy Bay JFC, 1979-2018 

416 games for Tasmania University, 1977-2003 (All Reserves) trethewie
University premiership coach 1990 (Thirds), 1992 (Reserves)
Tasmania University FC: Secretary (1979-80), President (1981-82, 1989-90), League Delegate (1980-82), Life Member (1986), Senior Runner/Match Manager
Tasmanian Amateur FL (Southern Division): Vice-President (1983-85)
Old Scholars FA: Vice-President (1987-88, 1991-95), Life Member (1995), President (1996-2002), AFL Tasmania South Delegate (2003-14), Competition Manager (2017-18)
Sandy Bay JFC: Youth team coach (2010-16), Director of Coaching (2013–16)
STJFL, OSFA and AFL Tasmania ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award (2014)

Joining Tasmania University Football Club as a player in 1977, Bill
Trethewie’s highly-respected 40-year career in football administration began
in 1979 when he was appointed club secretary. Two years later he assumed
the role of club President following an exodus of players and volunteers, and
his dedicated ‘hands-on’ service during this period was instrumental in
keeping the famous old club operational. After serving a second two-year
stint as President in 1989-90, Trethewie has continued to serve University in
a variety of roles on and off the field in subsequent years, including leading
multiple lower-grade premiership teams and often taking an important
mentoring role with the club’s young players. There is no doubt that much of
University’s success over the past four decades can be attributed to
Trethewie’s passion and dedication to a club he has stuck by through thick
and thin.
Trethewie’s contributions to football extend far beyond the confines of the
University Football Club, however. At league level, his first role came as the
University delegate to the Tasmanian Amateur Football League in 1980, and
he was ultimately elected vice-president of the league itself three years later.
In 1987, Trethewie became the inaugural vice-president of the newly-formed
Old Scholars Football Association, and in subsequent years his countless
hours of voluntary service and unquestionable love of the game have helped
the Association thrive and develop into a robust competition. Additionally,
Trethewie has in recent years become vitally interested in the coaching and
development of junior football with the Sandy Bay Junior Football Club,
helping advance the future of the game in southern Tasmania.
A tireless and dedicated servant of the game in Tasmania, Trethewie’s
contributions have been recognized with Life Membership of University FC
and the Old Scholars Football Association, while in 2014 he was honoured
with AFL Tasmania’s ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award.