Football at Trinity commenced in 1975 and has grown to be one of the main winter sports with over 40 teams in the school.
Under the direction of MIC and Director of Football Coaching Luke Gray, boys can experience football in Years K-12.
The aims of the football programme are to:
> Help each boy realise their God given talents by educating them in mind, body and spirit.
> Provide a range of football opportunities where each boy can discover and develop his skills, talents and aspirations and find his passion and purpose in football and life.
> Provide a football programme of an excellent standard that has a personalised approach.
Trinity provides an all year round Specialist Programme for boys in Years 3-12 and this compliments their Trinity and elite club commitments. Trinity also provides development opportunities through its football camps in the April/July/September holidays and through tours domestically and overseas. Boys in football have the opportunity to tour the North Coast of NSW, to play at the Kanga Cup in Canberra and train and play games in Europe.
The highest team in the School is the First XI and they have won:
> the CAS Championship in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2010 and 2015
> the Independent Schools' Cup in 1986, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006 & 2011
> Non-Government Schools Cup in 2001, 2006 and 2011
> NSW All Schools Cup in 2011
> St Andrews Cup in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2013 & 2014
> Kanga Cup in 2007
> Kings Cup in 2006, 2008 and 2011
TRINITY SECURES THE 2013 BILL TURNER CUP
The Bill Turner Cup squad made history by winning the 2013 Bill Turner Cup and becoming the first CAS/GPS/ISA school to do so. 466 schools and over 6000 players entered the Bill Turner Cup from Queensland, NSW, ACT and Victoria. To win the Bill Turner Cup, Trinity achieved the following:
> Won eight knock out games in a row
> Scored 26 goals while only conceding 4
> Beat a host of selective sports high school teams that comprised state and national players
> Beat former three time winner Bossley Park High School 2-1 away from home after being 1-0 down after five minutes
> Won the Sydney Central Final on TGS No 2 after knocking over former winner The Hills Sports High 3-2
> In the Semi Final Trinity beat last year’s winners Maribyrnong College (a selective high school) from Victoria 3-1
> In the Grand Final, Trinity Beat Cavindash Road State High School (a selective sports high school from Brisbane) 2-0
> Luca Kmet was named ‘Man of the Match’ in the Final and Nicholas Sullivan ‘Player of the Tournament’
This was a fantastic achievement by Trinity and arguably the school’s finest football achievement to date.
Luke is MIC & Director of Football Coaching, the 1st XI Coach and was part of the coaching team that saw Trinity win the 2013 Bill Turner Cup (the first CAS/GPS/ISA school to do so). Outside of school, he is in his third year as Assistant Coach to Raul Blanco with the Sydney University Soccer Football Club Men’s 1st Grade team who play in the National Premier League 2 competition.
Luke has been coaching for over 15 years. He coached Sydney Olympic FC in Premier Youth League for three years, winning the Minor Premiership in 2009 and reaching the finals series three years in a row. Two players he coached were selected in the Australian U13 Squad and another went on to the AIS. In 2008, he coached Eastern Suburbs Football Association U12s to win the NSW Metro League Championship and in 2006 he coached the Sydney University Men’s team to Gold at the Australian University Games. In 2001, Luke coached Aldenham School in London and has coached at Trinity since 2002.
As a player, he played for NSW Country at two National Youth Championships, was part of the Australian U17 Joey's Squad, Captained Northern Spirit FC in the National Youth League and Captained Sydney University to a National University Games Gold Medal. An Old Boy of the School, he captained the 1st XI in 2000 and won the NSW Independent Schools Cup in 1999 & 2000 and the CAS Championship in 1999. Luke was also part of the first Trinity cohort to complete the International Baccalaureate. Other educational qualifications include a Science Degree, Diploma of Arts and Diploma of Secondary Education.
Wally Savor is the 1st XI Assistant Coach and Bill Turner Cup Head Coach.
Wally is an ex-Socceroo, debuting in 1984 and made 44 appearances. He also had an extensive career in the old NSL, playing over 150 games for Sydney United. He was inducted into Soccer Hall of Fame (Award of Distinction) in 2003 and was inducted into the Sydney United Team of Immortals in 2008.
Wally has over 20 years of coaching experience ranging from U10s to 1st Grade in NSW Premier League for Sydney United, St George, Sutherland Sharks, Sydney Olympic, and Rockdale Ilinden. He is currently 1st Grade Men’s Coach at Bankstown Berries in the National Premier League 2 competition.
Zlatko Arambasic is currently on leave in the USA.
Zlatko has an extensive Football background that culminated in an extremely successful career playing professionally in the National Soccer League of Australia and First Division Leagues of Belgium, France and the Netherlands. He first represented Australia for the Young Socceroos (Under 20s) 1989 and in 1990 made his first Senior Socceroo appearance versus Moscow Torpedo.
A prolific Striker, Zlatko’s career highlights include playing for the Australian Football team in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games that finished fourth in the world, arguably the greatest placement achievement in Australia’s Football history, and at Club level, participating in two Belgium cup finals (1991and 1992] and winning the Belgium 2nd division in 1998 with KV Mechelen.
Zlatko has a diverse coaching background. Holding a degree in Physical Eduction from the Australian College of Physical Education, and FFA UEFA B qualified, he has over the last 5 years been a PDHPE Teacher/ MIC of Football and currently Director of Football at Trinity Grammar School. At a senior level Zlatko coached the Sydney United 1st Grade Squad from 2001-2003 in the NSW Premier League.