Gus was a great club member: a Club Captain, President, competitor and a supporter and friend to all Hunters for over fifty years. His untimely death by accident in 1992 led the Club to create The Gus Theobald Foundation. The foundation honors his deeds and name, and fittingly its two annual awards reflect the values Gus epitomized and so loved about Glenhuntly Athletics:
Contributing to the community of athletes
Motivating and inspiring youthful club members

Since its launch in 1992, the Foundation has made two Awards each year.

The Gus Theobald Foundation - Achievement Award 
This award recognizes the wonderful contribution made to our sport by volunteers.

The Gus Theobald Foundation - Encouragement Award 
The Encouragement Award is directed towards an enthusiastic, capable young athlete, who shows a sound commitment to team values and good self-management. 


The Foundation is a not-for-profit Trust Fund administered by Glenhuntly Athletics. Since its inception ten years ago, the Foundation has been able to give awards to a value of over $10,000. This has been due to the generosity of club members and friends who knew Gus, and to the strong and continuing support of our sponsors.

Click here for a list of previous recipients.