The VAFA has announced the 2021 VAFA season has been cancelled due to the extension of Melbourne’s lockdown during the week.
A joint statement was made on Thursday by all of Melbourne’s metropolitan football leagues, calling an end to the season after what has been a stop and start campaign.
Previously, the VAFA had hoped to play out the 2021 finals series, but the lockdown extension made this impossible.
The Rovers had three senior teams set to participate in the finals, including the senior women’s team who had already qualified for the Grand Final.
THE VAFA will now have discussions related to promotion/relegation, awarding premierships/minor premierships, awarding competition B&F and other associated awards, with a further announcement to be made soon.
Here’s how our five senior teams finished the 2021 season:
- Seniors – 6th (5 wins – 6 losses)
- Reserves – 7th (4-7)
- Thirds – 1st (9-2)
- Senior Women – 1st (9-1)
- Under 19s – 2nd (9-2)
The Seniors finished the season in sixth position, after a promising start to the year. In all, seven rounds were cancelled from the 18-round season this year. Both the Thirds and Under 19s had qualified for their respective 2nd Semi Final, while the Senior Women progressed to the season-decider after a big Semi Final win over Ajax.
The club congratulates Joey Wilson (U19 Div 2 – 26 goals) and Steph Peacock (Women’s Div 3 – 18 goals) for winning the 2021 Sharpshooter Award for most goals in their respective divisions.
The Hampton Rovers Senior Presentation Night, scheduled for September 17 at the Sandringham Football Club, has been postponed due to the ongoing lockdown, but the club is hopeful of re-scheduling the event to a later date to wrap up the 2021 season.
The club thanks everyone for their support throughout what has been another tough season – including all our amazing members and sponsors.