Summer’s over, countdown to footy begins!

Monday was the first day of autumn and also the first Rovers training session of the year at Boss James Reserve. As we edge closer to the new season, the first practice game of 2010 against Ocean Grove is now less than two weeks away.

From this point on, all training will be held at Boss James Reserve commencing at 6pm. At this stage on Monday’s and Wednesday’s but it’ll revert to Tuesday’s and Thursday’s once cricket commitments are finished for the season at the ground (likely to be one or two weeks).

Another strong turnout of over 60 players attended Monday’s session and all the players are keen and looking forward to a big year for the club. Matt Robbins has settled in well as new senior coach and the feeling around the club and playing group is as good as it’s ever been. All players that haven’t attended yet are strongly encouraged to come down for a run. Any new players are also more than welcome to join in.

While the goal posts are still several weeks from being erected, the surface at Boss James is looking much better than the previous two years. It’s still on the road to recovery and will only improve in the lead-up to the 2010 season. Training is being held exclusively on the better half of the ground on the Bluff Road side.

The first practice game of 2010 will be held Saturday-week (13 March) at Ocean Grove against Cameron McGregor’s new outfit. This will be followed by games against Donvale and Ajax before the Easter break then the season proper on Saturday 10th April with an away trip to Old Essendon in Round 1 of VAFA Premier B section.

13/03/2010 – Ocean Grove FC (Ocean Grove)
21/03/2010 – Donvale FC (Mentone Grammar, Keysborough)
28/03/2010 – Ajax AFC (Mentone Grammar, Keysborough)
10/04/2010 – Round 1 vs Old Essendon

The three practice games will be scheduled as follows:
10:00am: Under 19’s (U16’s & U17’s also welcome)
12:00pm: Reserves/Thirds
2:00pm: Seniors


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