5.15pm to 6.30pm at Boss James
Please note, these are subject to change and will be confirmed by your Team Manager.
Fixture can also be viewed here.
|16 June||Beaumaris||Banksia Reserve||8am|
|23 June||Oakleigh||Boss James||10.50|
|30 June||St Kilda City||Wattie Watson Oval 2||8.45am|
|14 July||East Brighton Vampires||Hurlingham Park Oval 2||12.25pm|
|21 July||Murrumbeena||Boss James||9.10am|
|28 July||Ajax||Boss James||9.30am|
|4 August||Mordi Brae||Walter Galt Oval 2||9am|
Under 9 Blue vs Oakleigh (R8) - BY ROHAN BARDWELL Sheeds sat pensively on the couch. He’d just received a dreaded text message. His right-hand man – Dimma, the brains behind the champion coaching duo – was unavailable to be by his side for the big match against Oakleigh at the Boss James Oval. Saturday night (a late night due to the big Hampton Rovers 90 / 40 ball), Sheeds tossed and turned in bed, thinking about who was worthy and capable of filling Dimma’s big shoes. Who is going to help with the strategies? Who is going to weave their magic with the wrist bands? Who? Who? Who? … Sunday morning Sheeds woke, knowing who he needed – Matt Norton! The Blue’s famous part-time runner. Sheeds… Continue Reading...
Under 9 Blue vs East Brighton Vampires (R6) - “What a morning!” Dimma thought to himself as he neatly put away his lycra and headband, per the Marie Kondo tidying ethos. “This yoga thing is so unreal. I mean between the mountain, tree, chair, cobra and boat poses – I am truly sorted. I mean, it really makes me feel so calm. I think I’ll call myself Dimma Wellman from now on, or DW for short. Wellness, wellness – it’s the karma, the yin and the yang, those courses I did the other week – the zen and the transcendental meditation – boy oh boy, nothing can stop me now!!!!” Ring…ring… “Hi – DW speaking…” “Dimma? It’s Sheeds!! What’s DW?!!! Look. I need you to get to the ground… Continue Reading...
Under 9 Blue vs East Malvern (R5) - The crowd roared. 100,000 people at the MCG had just heard Dimma announced at half time as the Coach of the Year. For “Efficient Management of Wristbands”. This was a new initiative introduced by Gil MacLachlan, to recognise the coaches across the country, and replaced the traditional half time sprint. He smiled to himself. “I just want to thank Sheeds my coach, for all his encouragement and patience. And the kids – for running to the buckets at each break, and sitting quietly, waiting for the next colour to appear on their wrists, according to the supercoach, Sheeds. Lastly, I want to thank Mrs. Pickett – my most staunch supporter – she has been there through the hard times, through… Continue Reading...
Under 9 Blue vs Mordi Brae (R4) - "Hello Brain! It’s me! Dimma! How’s things?” …cue crickets… “Brain? Hello? I want to talk to you about wristbands! You there?” …crickets… “Hmmmm… I think I have a problem. I can’t tell Sheeds – the neurological parts of my brain don’t seem to be putting wristbands and actions together. He’ll be so cross with me… I mean he needs this to sort through the three minutes he has with the super footy team, aka Rovers U9 Blue…they are so great. That 3m x 2m photo print of the team from last year looks so great on my bedroom roof – I can even see myself, just tucked over there behind Sheeds’ right shoulder… “Now. Focus Dimma. Buckets. Three colours. Wristbands… Continue Reading...
Under 9 Blue vs St Peters (R3) - What is a Mother? A mother is a chocolate milkshake on a hot day. A mother is a shoulder to cry on. A mother is a gentle hand to wipe away the tears. A mother is a taxi driver for her children. A mother is the most ardent supporter of her child. A mother is a smile. A mother is a pat on the head. A mother is a hug. And a mother is love. Unconditional. Always. Thanks Mums - for everything. Love Hampton Rovers U9s Blue... …who, by the way, played a wonderful game this week against the competitive St Peters. Cate and Sam captained the side brilliantly well, leading from the front...great stuff! The team is doing a… Continue Reading...
Under 9 Blue vs Dingley (R2) - Ring ring…ring ring…. “Hello, Dimma speaking…” “Hey!!! Dimma!!! It’s Sheeds! Legendary coach...you know the one…Listen. Closely. I have in my hot little hand the latest Coles specials pamphlet…it comes every week, and I get soooo excited…. Did you know that at the moment, you can get dental floss for 65% off? I mean….seriously?!!! 65%. That is amazing. Hasn’t happened in years. I went down and bought five packs. Tell you what mate – you stick with me, Dimma, and I’ll get you places. Show me a deal and I’ll show you the way!” “Um Sheeds – I don’t really floss but I do brush my teeth vigorously, twice a day… Hope this is ok, but it’s only with a manual… Continue Reading...
Under 9 Blue vs East Sandringham (R1) - The wind it blows cold on the oval so green Football is back for 2019 The kids are excited and the coaches are too And the name it has changed from Maroon to the colour of Blue Sheeds he is happy as he has his wingman The reliable Dimma, who often carries the can Or wristbands, or boards – whatever’s about And admiring Sheeds for his strength, brains and clout So another season has begun, of that we do know And one thing’s for sure – is that the wind will still blow But now down at headquarters – it is known as the Boss When the Rovers play there – it’s never a loss To have fun and teamwork… Continue Reading...