Former player Luke Elkington tragically passes away, aged 45. Our thoughts are with his wife and children.

By | September 9, 2023



Death – Obituary News : Former player Luke Elkington, who also played with Murray Bushies FC and Whorouly, passed away at the age of 45. The Wangaratta Rovers FNC expressed their condolences to the Elkington family and extended their thoughts to Luke’s wife Samaia and children Sam and Ava.

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of former player Luke Elkington, aged 45, who tragically died last night. Luke, who played for Wangaratta Rovers, Murray Bushies FC, and Whorouly, was a talented athlete and a beloved member of the local football community.


Luke’s legacy in the sporting world is one of hard work, dedication, and great skill. He was known for his exceptional abilities on the field, particularly his agility and scoring prowess. Luke’s passion for the game was evident in every match he played, and he was a true inspiration to his teammates and fans alike.

Off the field, Luke was a devoted family man. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his wife, Samaia, and their children, Sam and Ava, during this incredibly difficult time. Luke’s love for his family was unwavering, and his loss will undoubtedly be felt deeply by all who knew him.

Throughout his career, Luke made a lasting impact on the local football scene. He was respected not only for his skills as a player but also for his sportsmanship and leadership qualities. Luke’s presence on the field will be sorely missed, and his memory will continue to live on in the hearts of his teammates, fans, and the wider community.

Today, we join the Wangaratta Rovers Football Netball Club and the Murray Bushies FC in mourning the loss of a true sporting legend. Luke Elkington’s contributions to the game and his unwavering dedication to his family will forever be remembered. May he rest in peace..