Lucas Gillard is a writer from Melbourne who has a background in marketing and has published long-form football pieces for The Roar and The Football Pink. His love of football was forged in the Great Depression of 1997 and was only further inflamed while sitting in the Gardiner Stand at Princes Park to watch Carlton Soccer Club.
Lucas collects jerseys, programs, and other bric-a-brac from football clubs around the world, including diving into every op shop he can find looking for NPL jerseys. He actively supports football's agency for social change, by providing content for Football v Homophobia, and watching pre-dawn Forest Green Rovers matches.
Lucas also has a dark side and has contributed work on AFL for The Roar and the Carlton Football Club website.
In a past life Lucas gained credits as a playwright and poet. Lucas’ comedy Love In the Time of Milkbars was warmly received in the Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2009, and he placed on the podium for Best Play in the 2010 Short and Sweet festival.