Rovers Community Club of the Week

The Hampton Rovers Amateur Football Club has been nominated the Round 5 TRUenergy Football Victoria Community Club of the Week for the recent Joel Day benefit function “A Good Day’s Night”.

From the Round 5 VFL Record:
The Hampton Rovers Amateur Football Club in the VAFA has been recently touched by a tragic death that has affected the entire club. The Rovers have been saddened by the passing of the long-time partner of outstanding clubman Joel Day, who is left with the responsibility of raising his three young children on his own.

The club and the local community decided to run a function to support Joel, as well as raise awareness of depression within the community. The event was titled ?a good night out? and was attended by present and former Rovers members, along
with people from the local area and other clubs, and was hosted by football legends Tim Watson and Billy Brownless. Local bands Ned Murray – White, Tony J and Glen, Datza and Stroke the Gen pumped out tunes at the function. Other highlights from the night included Billy and Tim auctioning items, including attendance at an airing of SEN’s Morning Glory, a table at The Footy Show, Billy telling his famous kick after the siren and kick over the silo stories, and much more.

Many organisations assisted by donating auction items and services on the night, which raised a considerable amount of money for the Day family, along with $1000 for the Beyond Blue organisation through the sale of wrist bands. This is another wonderful example of a community football club joining forces with the local community to support a member who has fallen on hard times, and a wonderful example of the generosity of people such as Billy Brownless and Tim Watson, who gave their time to assist.

For more about “A Good Day’s Night”, Click Here.

About the TRUenergy Football Victoria Community Club of the Week:
Each week the TRUenergyVFL Record will highlight a significant program and initiative that a Community Football Club has developed to support the game. Clubs that go beyond the normal to promote the game, provide greater access to the game and/or create a quality healthy and welcoming environment will be eligible to be recognised as the TRUenergy Football Victoria Community Club of the Week. All winners will also be in the running for the TRUenergy Football Victoria Community Club of the Year to be announced at the TRUenergy VFL Grand Final.

For more, visit: http://vfl.footballvic.com.au/default.aspx’s=newsdisplay&aid=118552

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