Posted on Tuesday 19th May, 2020


Former Western Region Football League CEO Bob Tregear was awarded an Order of Australia for his services to Australian Rules Football earlier this year.

Bob’s involvement with football spans more than 50 years.

He grew up playing footy in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne before joining the Mt Evelyn Football Club committee in 1972.

Bob then became a board member of the Eastern Districts Football League.

He later went onto join the Football Victoria/AFL Victoria Board, where he served as a member for 15 years. Bob was also elected Chairman of Football Victoria between 2003-2009.

He retired in 2017 after beginning at the WRFL in 2010. He currently continues a part-time consulting/mentoring role with the league.

Some of Bob’s other prestigious accolades include being named a life member of the Eastern District Football League in 1995. He received the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and was rewarded with Life Membership of the VFL in 2010.

Bob’s roles in Football:

  • Chief Executive Officer, Western Region Football League, 2010-2017
  • President, Eastern Districts Football League, 1989-1994
  • President, Mount Evelyn Football Club, 1984-1987
  • Founding Director, Victorian Metropolitan Football League (VMFL), 1979-1981
  • Board Member, Executive Committee, Eastern Districts Football League, 1978-1981
  • Committee Member, Mt Evelyn Football Club, 1972-1979
  • AFL Victoria (formerly Football Victoria) Chairman, 2003-2009
  • AFL Victoria (formerly Football Victoria) Board Member, 1995-2009