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Rovers move to Erskineville Oval

After 60 years the Alexandria Rovers Football Club has made the move to Erskineville Oval from Alexandria Park. It now allows the club to train where we play reports Perry Johnstone in the South Sydney Herald of April 2009.

The vast open space that the park provides was too big a lure for our club to knock back as we enter our 61st season.

Season 2008 was our club’s 60th year anniversary and it was a season to celebrate both on and off the field. On the field, all six teams made the semi finals, three of which – the under 6s, 13s and 14s – made the grand final, with the mighty under 14s winning the competition. Off the field a huge celebratory dinner was held with a 60-year “best of” team announced and the official launch of the club’s website.

The season has already kicked off for the club’s over 35s, with the team playing in the annual ARL Masters on the Gold Coast which saw the club win its division with strong victories against Brisbane first grade teams, Wynnum-Manly and Ipswich, and a victory against the South Coast team, Warrilla. The team has also played three games thus far in the Sydney Masters and have recorded three wins from three against St Mary’s, Penrith City and Glenmore Park.

Off the field, the club welcomes new players and officials and sponsors for season 2009. Training is on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon/evening at present from 4.30pm at Erskineville Oval. With official trials starting in mid April there is still time to come along, register and play the game. As always, the Alexandria Rovers football club offers free registration, free jumpers, free shorts and free socks for all players, plus trophies and presentation gear for all teams.

For further information on all things Rovarian, check out the club’s official website or email .

Source: South Sydney Herald April 2009