The Hampton Rovers will now play St Bedes Mentone in the opening round of the 2006 season after the revised VAFA fixture was announced today. In what is set to be a big game, the large contingent of Rovers supporters will now only have to travel a few ks for Round 1 as oppose to the long trek out to Old Paradians as was the case in the original draw.
The Rovers opening two games of the season are against the two teams relegated from B Section in 2005 – in their first home game of the season the following week, the Rovers take on North Old Boys at Boss James Reserve.
2006 is set to be a big year, with three local derbies after Ormond was promoted, St Bedes Mentone relegated and Parkdale Vultures who remain in C Section.
The Rovers biggest home games of the season will be against Ormond in Round 4, St Bedes in Round 10 and Parkdale in Round 15. All three games are sure to attract big crowds to Boss James Reserve. Fitzroy Reds will complete the home and away season, away from home.
See the full fixture below. The draw for the Under 19s will be released in January. For full details including ground locations, see the Fixtures page.
|1||Saturday 22nd April 02:00PM||St Bedes Mentone||Away|
|2||Saturday 29th April 02:00PM||North Old Boys||Home|
|3||Saturday 6th May 02:00PM||Monash Blues||Away|
|4||Saturday 13th May 02:00PM||Ormond||Home|
|5||Saturday 20th May 02:00PM||Old Camberwell||Away|
|6||Saturday 27th May 02:00PM||Parkdale Vultures||Away|
|7||Saturday 3rd June 02:00PM||Ajax||Home|
|8||Saturday 17th June 02:00PM||Old Paradians||Away|
|9||Saturday 24th June 02:00PM||Fitzroy Reds||Home|
|10||Saturday 1st July 02:00PM||St Bedes Mentone||Home|
|11||Saturday 8th July 02:00PM||North Old Boys||Away|
|12||Saturday 15th July 02:00PM||Monash Blues||Home|
|13||Saturday 22nd July 02:00PM||Ormond||Away|
|14||Saturday 29th July 02:00PM||Old Camberwell||Home|
|15||Saturday 5th August 02:00PM||Parkdale Vultures||Home|
|16||Saturday 12th August 02:00PM||Ajax||Away|
|17||Saturday 19th August 02:00PM||Old Paradians||Home|
|18||Saturday 26th August 02:00PM||Fitzroy Reds||Away|