Trevor Leo

Trevor John Leo (born 1936)[1] is a former Australian rules footballer from Tasmania who played during the 1950s and 1960s and was chosen at state representative level.

Trevor Leo
Personal information
Full name Trevor John Leo
Date of birth 1936
Place of birth Tasmania
Original team(s) Cooee
Position(s) Rover
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1953 Cooee 13 (3)
1954–61 Hobart 124
1962 Launceston ?
1963–68 New Norfolk 75
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1968.

Rover Trevor Leo came to Hobart from Cooee where he was a Best and fairest winner.[2][3]

He made his Hobart debut in 1954 and was a member of their premiership side that year as well as in 1959 and 1960. His greatest individual achievement as a player was winning the William Leitch Medal in 1957 and he also won two Best and fairests while at Hobart.

In 1962 he was captain-coach of Launceston.

Leo joined New Norfolk in 1963 and was immediately appointed their captain-coach. In 1968 he steered the club to their inaugural TANFL/TFL premiership and also the Tasmanian State Premiership. He retired as a player following his 1968 triumphs but stayed on as coach for one more year. In 1974 he returned to Hobart where he was coach for the season.

On 18 occasions during his career he represented Tasmania at interstate football, including the 1956, 1958 and 1961 carnivals. He was Tasmania's coach at the 1966 Hobart and 1969 Adelaide Carnivals.

After his retirement from the game, Leo spent a few years as a member of the local ABC-TV football panel.

Trevor Leo was inducted into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame in 2005.[4]


  1. "SOCIAL GOSSIP". The Advocate (Australia). Tasmania, Australia. 4 September 1940. p. 4. Retrieved 14 January 2018 via National Library of Australia.
  2. "COOEE'S BEST". The Advocate (Australia). Tasmania, Australia. 5 September 1953. p. 28. Retrieved 14 January 2018 via National Library of Australia.
  3. "MANY TRAIN AT COOEE". The Advocate (Australia). Tasmania, Australia. 12 March 1954. p. 14. Retrieved 14 January 2018 via National Library of Australia.
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