Leo Trevena

Leo Trevena (1929-2013) was an Australian professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s, and coached in the 1960s and 1970s. He played for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Western Suburbs Magpies in the 1950s.[1] He also coached the Penrith Panthers in their 1967 season and their 1973 season.[2] He was the captain of Canterbury team in '54.[3]

Leo Trevena
Personal information
Full nameLeo Matthew Trevena
Born1929
Died20 July 2013
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Playing information
PositionHalfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1950–53 Western Suburbs 29 5 21 0 57
1954 Canterbury 11 2 5 0 16
Total 40 7 26 0 73
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1967, 1973 Penrith Panthers 44 10 2 32 23

Playing careerEdit

Leo Trevena played four seasons with the Western Suburbs Magpies between 1950-1953. He played halfback in the 1950 Magpies team that were runners up in the premiership. He won a premiership with the Magpies in 1952 NSWRFL season.

He joined the Canterbury Bulldogs for one season in 1954 was their main captain throughout the season.

Coaching careerEdit

Leo Trevena captain-coached Young to win the Clayton Cup in 1955.[4] He coached the Penrith Panthers in 1967 and 1973.[5]

He retired to the Gold Coast in later life, and died there on 20 July 2013.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Leo Trevena's Playing Career". RLP.
  2. ^ "Leo Trevena's Coaching Career". RLP.
  3. ^ "Bulldogs 1954 season".
  4. ^ "Sporting Round-Up". Yass Tribune-Courier. Yass: National Library of Australia. 13 Oct 1955. p. 8. Retrieved 28 Mar 2020.
  5. ^ http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org
  6. ^ Daily Telegraph, Sydney: Death Notice 23/7/2013