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2013 is a new era - a new
beginning for the Hampton Rovers Football Club. Be part of the
After a few lean years,
the Hampton Rovers Football Club is serious about bringing success back
to the Boss and returning up the grades. The club will participate in
"Division 1" (fourth division) of the VAFA in 2013, for the first time
since 2007. The appointment of Guy Martyn as senior coach and Owen Lalor
as assistance coach heralds a new era for the club and we'll be striving
for success in 2013.
Hampton Rovers is a great club to play your footy at – professional
set-up, top facilities including one of the best playing surfaces in
Melbourne following the resurfacing in 2012, big crowds, great social atmosphere, and above
all else, an enjoyable experience. In 2013 we plan to have four senior teams including
three open-age sides. New players of all abilities are welcome to the
club in 2013 to enjoy the Rovers experience. Read on for more
information, and if you would like further information, please refer to
the bottom of this page for contact details or feel free to come along
Player registrations will open in early 2013.
The Hampton Rovers
has a young
developing list mixed with plenty of experience. The team includes
multiple players with VFL and TAC Cup experience. The Rovers regularly contribute players to VAFA
representative teams and traditionally has a good name in football circles. The
seniors have participated in five Grand Final's since 1995,
winning three Premierships in that time. In total, the club has won
seven senior flags since joining the VAFA in 1933.
see the club participate in VAFA Division 1 (fourth devision).
Hampton Rovers Football Club is absolutely thrilled to announce Guy
Martyn as senior coach for season 2013 season and beyond. Martyn, 26,
has taken on the role as a non-playing coach and will be well supported
by the highly regarded Owen Lalor, who has been appointed assistant
Martyn has a long and proud history with the Hampton Rovers, the club he
first joined in 2001 as a junior player – winning multiple club and
league awards. He remained an active supporter of the club during his
time with the Sandringham Dragons in the TAC Cup and the Sandringham
Zebras in the VFL, before returning to the Rovers as a player in 2009
through to 2011. Martyn has proven leadership qualities, captaining East
Sandringham Boys Cricket Club to the 2011/2012 Longmuir Shield in the
CMCA while he has also assisted on the sidelines while injured at the
Owen Lalor has successfully led both St. Bede’s Mentone and Old
Melbournian’s Under 19 teams to premierships, as well as guiding St.
Bede’s Mentone’s senior team to the 2011 A Section Grand Final. More
recently, Lalor was appointed coach of the VAFA Under 19 representative
team which has just returned from a tour of New Zealand while he has
also previously been named VAFA Under 19 Coach of the Year for two
more about the 2013 coaching appointments >>
The Victorian Amateur
Football Association (VAFA) - "Victoria's Premier Football
Association" since 1892, is the largest senior football league in Victoria and
is widely regarded as the best senior competition outside of the AFL/VFL. The league is
comprised of seven senior sections and over 70 clubs, many of which have
established strong traditions, some have been in existence for more than
100 years. The VAFA is a well controlled, clean competition. Games are
played hard and competitively with a few beers after the game being a
tradition. The competition prides itself on being 'leaders' with many
initiatives being adopted for the benefit of players and spectators.
2013 will see the Rovers participate in VAFA Division 1 (fourth
division). The Rovers plan to field
four senior teams in 2013: Seniors, Reserves, Thirds and Under 19's.
|HOME GROUND &
The Rovers play at Boss James Reserve,
corner David St & Bluff Rd in Hampton. The venue has great facilities
for both players and spectators. The playing arena is approximately 162 x 138 metres
making it one of the largest in the competition and is
surrounded by a grass embankment creating a natural amphitheatre -
perfect for spectators, with
large social rooms in the forward pocket which were renovated in 2002.
Included inside is spacious home player rooms, gym, licensed Bar and large social rooms
capable of seating 200 people with full glass frontage overlooking the ground.
The playing surface was completely resurfaced at a cost of $1 million in
2011/12 which has resulted in Boss James Reserve boasting one of the
best playing surfaces in Melbourne.
|MANAGEMENT & SUPPORTERS
Hampton Rovers AFC has a
strong committee supported by a board of management, which integrates
the activities of the senior and junior sections of the club. The club
has many sponsors, club members, and supporters with crowds at home
games being among the largest and most vocal in the VAFA. Getting
involved in the Hampton Rovers integrates you with a network of well over 600
families. The club is well known and has a positive name in football circles and in the local
|PLAYER WELFARE &
The Hampton Rovers has a
Player Welfare manager who can be approached in the event of any issue
players may face. The club offers player insurance to
all registered players. The player accident policy provides compensation
for some hospital and medical charges. It does not however
meet the entire insurance cover requirements of the individual so
players are therefore urged to have their own private health insurance
and ambulance cover to
ensure they're fully covered.
While playing a high
standard of football is a priority at the Rovers, having fun off the
field is also high on the agenda to ensure players enjoy a great
all-round experience. The club hosts many social functions throughout
the year both at the club and at other locations. The Rovers have great
facilities with a fully licensed Bar and large social rooms. Big crowds
staying back in the rooms after home games is a tradition at Boss
James. In addition to this, meals are put on for the players at Thursday
selection nights with the Bar open til late.
Interested in joining the
Rovers in 2013?
contact our Recruitment Manager Anton Duddy: (m)
0418 538 153
Come along to Pre-Season Training,
See Cameron Voss or Tony Naumoff
at Training to sign a VAFA registration form
You can also print a VAFA
Hampton Rovers and Ormond
line up for the National Anthem during VAFA Rivalry
Round at Boss James Reserve in 2008.
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