There’s one man that epitomizes that South Coast Wolves spirit and that’s club legend Lou Tobia.
To anyone who has ever been to a Wolves game over the past 35 years this man needs no introduction. A club is only as good as its supporters, volunteers and hardworking committees that do their utmost to allow the club to be competitive in ensuring the teams have the best coaches, equipment, facilities and players.
Lou is known by all but not sure you know the full Wolves connection.
Lou, born Louigi Tobia started volunteering for the Wolves back as early as the 1980’s when it all started when asked by his best man Joe Felix to help out the family (Joe is married to Sandra who was the daughter of one of the founders and hardworking Jack Zanier (Deceased)).
It was through this connection that he went on to volunteer in the Car Park and that is where he met his wife Louise who was also a volunteer in the car park.
It was a courtship that was born by the common Wolves factor and pretty much ever since at least Lou but also Louise have been volunteering their valuable time to keep the Wolves flag flying.
The courtship was officialised in the football offseason of 1985 and they now have 2 children in Josh (21) and Chelsea (17) (apparently West or Ham was inappropriate at the time).
Lou Tobia is also a West Ham supporter.
Loui, as he is affectionately known by his fellow Wolves peers, is the guy you see organising the whole match day experience, from when and where the players, officials and support staff enter the field to the famous Wolf Chase at half time.
This club would be nothing without this great man and he is a very humble man and for us to write this story about him whilst he would be somewhat embarrassed he should also feel extremely proud.
Louigi Tobia the South Coast Wolves salute you and thank you for your valuable time you have given the over the years.
It is recognised and will never be forgotten by all who have met you.
-South Coast Wolves Press Release