In 1970, the Trinity Old Boys Football Club began playing its home games in the F Grade of the Western Australian Amateur Football League. Its success was immediate and soon the club was filled with Old Boys of the College. It was a place to see friends, socialise, relive old times and practice heroics on the field of play. The determination, courage and grit instilled in them as students at Trinity was benefiting them now as they worked hard to establish the club. They won two flags in the seventies and started a tradition of success.
These initial visionaries had a dream that was soon to come to fruition. Across the river students of Aquinas College had been collecting Alcock Shields for decades. Built high on the Mount, the school had fostered a winning tradition. The students who left Aquinas were used to success and they were proud of it. The mighty red and black of Aquinas had been haunting school boy footballers for years. They were brazen and bold, courageous and cunning. They knew how to make a footballer at Aquinas. They were looking for a home, and so in 1981 the Trinity Aquinas Amateur Football Club was born.
Since those days TA’s has continued to grow and prosper to the point where it is now one of the largest clubs in the Amateur League. With the additional player pulling power of Mazenod Colege our club has enjoyed “A” Grade representation for over twenty years. This is generally recognised as being the level immediately below WAFL standard. In addition to our A Grade side, we field a number of teams which cater for all standards of players. Foremost amongst these teams are the Colts sides, of which Trinity and Aquinas leavers traditionally supply the core.
Our colts sides are have always been very strong with the combination of the three schools and the local South Perth Junior Football Club. Over the past few seasons our Colts have flourished and produced excellent results.
Season 2015 saw the appointment of Quinten Lynch as the club’s A Grade coach and in 2016 under his guidance the club finally won it’s first A Grade flag. The following year under coach Daniel Spencer the club won back to back A Grade premierships.
The football and social culture in existence at TA’s has delivered all these benefits and more for a generation of Aquinas and Trinity footballers and it can do the same for you in 2019.