Thirds fixture released

The VAFA has released the 2014 Premier C Thirds fixture on the eve of the season and the Rovers will kick it off at home against Old Haileybury as part of a big triple header at Boss James Reserve on Saturday.

This year will be the first time the Rovers’ Third XVIII team will participate in the Thirds competition, with it previously playing in the Club XVIII divisions. It’s a positive move for the club.

The home & away season will be over 18 rounds however two bye’s means there will be 16 games and a total of five weeks off during the season. The majority of games will commence at 11:40am (11 total) while five games will kick-off at 9:20am with only one of those away albeit locally at Parkdale.

Of the eight home games at Boss James Reserve, four of these will commence at 9:20am as part of a triple-header including this Saturday, while the other four will be played at 11:40am prior to the Under 19s.


Sebastian Wright is again coaching the team in 2014 and while numbers are coming together nicely, we still require additional players to boost depth across the season. If you’re interested, please get in touch with Snag on 0424 401 850. Additionally, the team requires support off the field so if you’re able to help in any way such as waiving the goal umpire flags, time keeping etc, please let us know.

A reminder that all players must be registered for the 2014 VAFA season to play in any of the four senior teams. If you played last year, you need to re-register online by clicking here. If you’re with another club, please get in touch with us so we can put in a clearance for you.

All four Hampton Rovers senior teams kick-off their 2014 campaigns this Saturday with the Thirds first-up at 9:20am against the Bloods at Boss James Reserve, followed by the Reserves at 11:40am and Seniors at 2:00pm taking on Parkdale Vultures. The Under 19’s play Melbourne High School at South Yarra commencing at 2:00pm.

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