Juniors

Junior Update – Mother’s Day Footy

 
Footy fever has just begun and we can look forward to some mighty efforts by our players this season. Some returning players have grown and developed their skills, while new players provide a welcome injection of energy and camaraderie into the Club. New friendships are forged across the grassy (and many times, muddy) footy fields across Melbourne and battles are hard fought and won – and lost at times.

A special Happy Mother’s Day to all mums. You are integral to this Club and of course to our players. We hope you enjoy your children’s games this Sunday especially.  There may be winners and losers in our new Federal budget that has just been handed down, but our Club members and players are all winners.

Here are the Round 3 – Hampton Rovers Junior Football Results:

  • Under 11 Div 1 – Lost by 42 to East Brighton Vampires
  • Under 11 Div 4 – Won by 17 over East Sandy
  • Under 12 Div 2 – Won by 43 over East Malvern
  • Under 12 Div 4 – Lost by 30 to Highett/Cheltenham
  • Under 13 Div 4 Lost by 56 to Highett
  • Under 14 Div 3 – Won by 26 over East Brighton
  • Under 15 Div 1 – Lost by 35 to Highett/ Cheltenham
  • Under 15 Div 3 – Won by 27 over Caulfield Bears
  • Under 17 – Div 2 – Won by 12 over St. Peters Bentleigh 

For all the junior fixtures, results, ladders and player stats, visit the Team Pages in the junior section of the Hampton Rovers website.

MATCH REPORTS: There are three match reports available from the weekend: Under 11 div 1, Under 11 div 4, Under 17. We’ll be looking to get more match reports across other teams throughout the season.

THE BRIGHTON LUNCH 2016 – Brave Heart – Friday 27 May
The Rotary Club of Brighton (RCB) is holding its annual fundraiser event, The Brighton Lunch 27 May – Brave Heart. This year they will be lending their support to the Will Murray cause, The Luke Batty Foundation and local RCB initiatives. The Will Murray Cause will be the largest beneficiary and will receive 50% of funds raised. With many amazing speakers scheduled to attend, the wonderful entertainment and the very worthy causes the RCB is confident the event will be a sell-out. Check out the event below and read more about the cause, guests and lunch on the website www.smjfl.com.au/the-brighton-lunch-2016
 
Following on from last week, please read our new player profile section:

NAME – Lucas Civitarese.
Role – Team Member Under 11 Blue.
Years at Hampton Rovers’ – Three years at Rovers Auskick. 3 years at Rovers Juniors = 6 Years.
What AFL team do you support? Collingwood.
Favourite football memory? Being at the following games: Collingwood came from 17 points down with 6 minutes to play and won by 1 point against Richmond with 4 seconds to play. Going to both grand finals in 2010, the draw and winning the replay by 55 points against St Kilda.
Something unique about you?   Sports house Captain at Haileybury College this year and was selected Captain for our first round match.
Thing you like most about Hampton Rovers? We don’t cheat, play fair and making lots of new friends at rovers since I started.
What brought you to Hampton Rovers’ Started Auskick at Rovers since I was 4 years old at Castlefield and then moving to Rovers.
Best goal you ever scored or witnessed? 65 meter long goal by Leigh Brown in the 2010 preliminary final against Geelong. He kicked to the forward pocket and did a 90 degree turn to bounce through for a goal. We won the game to go into the Grand Final.
Favourite football player? Scott Pendlebury and Jeremy Howe.
Best Hampton Rovers moment? Left foot snap against St Bedes that was my first goal for Rovers.


 
Happy Birthday to the Club’s much loved property & merchandising manager Andrew  ‘Gather’ Gathercole. 42 years young on Saturday and looking every bit of 35. Our Club’s adored and fearless Facilities manager Troy ‘Moz’ Morris made him a birthday sponge complete with pink icing and hundreds and thousands. 


            
Don’t forget our next At Home With The Rovers (AHWTR) 20th May from 5pm at Boss James (come along and try and win the next TV generously donated by Harvey Norman). In the meantime….see you at ‘the local’, Friday nights from 5pm.
 
Go all you brave hearts on the field this Sunday and good luck. Be kind to your mum and take out the rubbish for her. Most of all have fun, be agile, adapt, learn from any mistakes and get back out there for another day of footy.

The Seniors are hosting the annual Hampton Rovers Women’s Lunch this Saturday at their home game against Fitzroy – commencing at 12 noon at Boss James Reserve – we welcome everyone along. Bookings are essential – click here for details.

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