Lacrosse Victoria are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of Footscray Lacrosse Club founding members, Robin Lourensz at the weekend.
Robin started playing lacrosse with the Footscray Tech Team on Wednesday’s in 1959, and then with MCC in 1960.
Early in 1961 under the guidance of Mal Taylor of Williamstown as the first Footscray President, and young players from Footscray Tech and a few friends, they reformed Footscray Lacrosse Club for the 1961 VALA season in C Grade.
Robin was the driving force behind the survival of the club at the commencement the 1974 season, recruiting new and past players to field a team. Robin was President from 1975–1979, and coached the men’s team for several years.
He often held multiple positions each year including Committee Member and Social Secretary. Robin played in the club’s first premiership team (1981 Div 3) and was the first #repost play 300 senior games (1982), he retired with 305 games.
Robin, together with Gus Anderson, also coached junior teams for several years including the club’s first premiership (1979 U14 Boys).
Robin was inducted as a life member of Footscray in 1978.
FLC is forever grateful for the commitment & dedication Robin gave, leaving a lasting legacy.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Robin’s family & friends.
Robin’s life will be celebrated at Nelson Bros Williamstown on Friday 24th February.