The senior teams had their final pre-season practice matches on Saturday before the start of the 2002 VAFA season starting next weekend. Both the Seniors and Reserves played at Boss James Reserve against Glen Eira, with both teams having good wins. After having 7 goals kicked against them in the first quarter, the seniors fought back to record a 44-point win. Final scores Hampton Rovers 14.13.97 defeated Glen Eira 8.5.53. And the Club XVIII side lost to Old Brighton by 4 points at Ludstone Street.