Hampton Rovers Football Club plan to field a Thirds team in 2018 following a hiatus of two years. The club is now looking for players and officials to help make it a reality.
The club may field as many as seven senior teams in the VAFA next year with a surge in player numbers.
The club had fielded a Thirds team since 2009 but due to a decline in numbers had to pull the pin in 2016. This year the club was open to the prospect but didn’t quite have sufficient numbers and instead fielded two Under 19 teams. There were 200 registered players across five teams this year including 150 across the four male teams. We anticipate this number to grow in 2018 and a Thirds team will provide an opportunity for more players to play more often in the green & gold.
To make it a reality, the club needs help. The club is on the lookout for a coach, team manager and other officials to run the team. To register your interest, as an official or a new/returning player to the club, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or comment in the Thirds Facebook Group here: www.facebook.com/groups/roversthirds.
The majority of matches will be played Saturday mornings (likely a mixture between 11:40am & 9:20am games) and home games will likely be shared between Boss James Reserve and Castlefield Reserve.
Players are invited to attend pre-season training that commences on Wednesday 15th November – click here for details.