2018 Senior Player Recruitment

Hampton Rovers return to VAFA Division 1 in 2018 under the leadership of new senior coach Anthony Quon. With a young and talented senior list, the club looks to bounce back in 2018 with a successful year on the field. The Rovers have outstanding facilities, strong football structure, robust management off the field, proud history and an enjoyable atmosphere. We welcome all new and existing players to be a part of the green & gold in 2018. #gorovers


Anthony Quon takes over as senior coach of the Hampton Rovers in 2018 after doing a great job filling in for the back half of 2017. With a young and extremely talented senior playing list, he looks forward to continuing the development of players, leading to on-field success. He also looks forward to further enhancing an already strong off-field culture at the club. He’ll be assisted by Trent Pitts and John Cesario. Anton Duddy continues as Reserves coach while Lou Folino has been announced as new coach of the Under 19s.


The Rovers have a young and extremely talented senior playing list, mixed with plenty of experience and players that display great leadership. In 2017, the club had 200 registered players and that will likely grow in 2018 with the re-introduction of the Thirds. The club’s affiliation with the Sandringham Football Club has resulted in a number of Zebras players being listed with the Rovers and Hampton players gaining VFL experience. The club has had multiple players wear the ‘Big V’ in VAFA representatives matches in recent years including Christian Carnovale as U19 captain in 2016. The club has won a total of 27 Premierships, including nine Senior flags since joining the league in 1933.


Hampton Rovers return to Division 1 of the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) in 2018. The VAFA is the largest football competition in Australia, boasting over 75 clubs across Melbourne, and is widely regarded as the premier local footy competition. The VAFA is a well controlled and clean competition featuring highly-skilled and competitive, yet well-spirited matches. The competition prides itself on being ‘leaders’ with many initiatives being adopted for the benefit of players and spectators. The Rovers plan to field seven teams in 2018: Seniors, Reserves, Thirds, two Under 19s teams as well as two Senior Women’s teams.


The Rovers play at Boss James Reserve – one of the premier sporting venues in Bayside, boasting some of the best facilities in the VAFA for both players and supporters. The playing arena, which was resurfaced in 2012, is 162 x 138 metres making it one of the largest in the competition. Facilities include a large social room & bar, recently-upgraded changerooms and gym. Impressive new ground lighting was installed in 2016 dramatically improving conditions for training and opening the possibility of night matches. The new LED scoreboard was installed in 2017 and there are further plans to develop the venue.


The club draws strong support from the local community and past players with big crowds at both home and away matches. The Hampton Rovers Football Club is a network of over 600 families and we’ll take further advantage of this with the introduction of the Hampton Professional Community. The Rovers have strong management with a senior committee, junior committee and board of management overseeing the two sections of the club. The Roverians were introduced in 2012 to offer support especially to players of the club.


While success on the field is a priority at the Rovers, we’re pleased to have a great social environment with a number of big functions held throughout the year. The club hosts numerous functions both at our great facilities at Boss James Reserve as well as at external venues. Luncheon’s are held prior to all Senior home games, regularly attracting large attendances while big crowds stay back for a drink following matches. The club puts on meals at no cost for players at Thursday selection night with the fully-licensed bar open until late.

Play for the Rovers in 2018!

  • Please contact someone on the coaching panel (see below) or email the club.
  • Attend Pre-Season Training, click here for all the details.
  • Register Online. Click here for details.
  • For information on Senior Women’s footy, click here.


Senior Coach Anthony Quon Email / M: 0404 863 657
Senior Assistant John Cesario Email / M: 0412 490 925
Reserves Coach Anton Duddy Email / M: 0427 415 881
Thirds Coach TBC
Under 19 Coach Lou Folino
Under 19 (2) Coach Sam Care


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