Hampton Rovers Football Club will participate in VAFA Premier C under the leadership of new senior coach Marty Pask in 2024. With a young and talented senior list, the club looks forward to another successful year on the field. The Club has 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 2024. #gorovers
The Rovers welcome new senior coach Marty Pask to the club in 2024. Marty joins the Rovers with more than 10 years of coaching experience in the Eastern Football League and VAFA following his playing days in the AFL and VFL. On the field, Marty represented Queensland at U18 level before being drafted to the Brisbane Lions in 2004. After moving to the Western Bulldogs, he finished at Werribee in the VFL. He also played for the University Blacks and represented the VAFA on one occasion. Marty brings a wealth of coaching experience to the Rovers with a Level 3 AFL accreditation. He’s coached AJAX in VAFA Premier B for three seasons, before spending 10 years coaching in the top division of the Eastern Football League at Balwyn, Vermont and most recently, Norwood. Paul Carrigan continues as U19 coach following a successful 2023.
The Rovers have a young and extremely talented senior playing list, mixed with plenty of experience and players that display great leadership. In 2023, the club had 200 registered players across our five senior teams. 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 captain Christian Carnovale. The club has won a total of 30 VAFA Premierships, including nine Senior flags since joining the league in 1933.
Hampton Rovers will again participate in Premier C section of the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) in 2024. The VAFA is the largest football competition in Australia, boasting 70 clubs across Melbourne, and is 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 will field five senior teams in 2024: Senior Men’s & Women’s, Reserves, Thirds and Under 19s.
The Rovers play at Boss James Reserve – one of the premier sporting venues in Bayside, boasting great facilities 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, spacious changerooms and gym. New ground lighting was installed in 2016 improving conditions for training and opening the possibility of night matches, and a new LED scoreboard was installed in 2017. An upgrade of the facility is set to commence in October 2023.
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 strong network of over 1,000 members and the club is taking steps to take advantage of this fact with the Rovers Network. 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 2024!
- 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.
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