COACHES | Leo Trevena

44 matches [1967; 1973]

10 wins, 32 losses, 2 draws


Former Canterbury and Western Suburbs halfback who finished his playing career with Penrith in the Parramatta A Grade competition in the late 1950s.

He stayed involved in rugby league in the Penrith area after his playing career finished, primarily in coaching, and was the second division coach in 1966 when the Panthers were promoted.

He was subsequently appointed the first grade coach for their foundation year in the then Sydney first division. Results were understandably modest that year, as the Panthers finished second last above fellow newcomers Cronulla, with a record of 5 wins and 2 draws from 22 matches.

Trevana stood down at the end of the season due to ill-health, although he stayed at the club as a selector.

He returned to coaching in 1972, being Penrith’s reserve grade coach for that season. When his first successor Bob Boland was sacked during the 1973 Wills Cup pre-season tournament, he was appointed to return to the first-grade post for the regular season.
He would have a similar win/loss record from 1967 but presided over the club’s first wooden spoon.

He later moved to the Gold Coast, where he passed away in 2013, aged 84.

Last updated 18 April 2020


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