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Joined VAFA: 1933

Section: Premier C

Years in Section: 1

Nickname: Rovers

Ground: Boss James Reserve, Cnr David Street and Bluff Road, Hampton. (*77 A7)  9521 0560.

Women’s/Under 19/Thirds: As above.

Colours: Green with gold yoke/green – gold number, shorts – green (Home) white (Away); socks – green & gold hoops.

Secretary: Tony Naumoff M: 0418 390 865 E: [email protected]

President: Gary Nash M: 0407 313 054 E: [email protected]

Hampton Rovers are one of the VAFA’s traditional clubs, commencing in the competition in 1933. Whilst the early years garnered slow progress, a first senior premiership in 1939 was a sign of things to come. After the Second World War, the resumption of competition saw Rovers win C Section in 1946 and B Section in 1947. With the war taking out seasons1940-45, Rovers had won three premierships in a row to climb to the top section of the VAFA. During this period Rovers produced some of the VAFA’s greatest players; Big V Club Champions Doug Arnold and Sam Birtles were members of the Rovers side in this period, and in 1951, the club claimed their first and to this stage, only A Section premiership. Whilst there were premierships at junior and reserve level, that A Section flag was the start of a drought for Rovers at Senior level. The drought breaker came 44 years later when the club were back in D Section. The club has found new strength in recent years, highlighted by their recent back to back premierships in 2013-14. With a strong junior club (playing in the SMJFL) and playing their home games on one of the finest surfaces in the VAFA (Boss James Reserve), Hampton Rovers could be on track to repeat the efforts of that team of 1951. They bounced back from double relegation in 2016-17 with a grand final appearance against Ormond in Division 1 of 2018, earning promotion back into Premier C. In 2017, the Rovers celebrated being a part of the inaugural VAFA women’s competition with the first-ever game against Ormond under lights at Boss James Reserve.

Premierships

Seniors Women’s Reserves Thirds U19s Club XVIII
9 9 9
A Section: 1951 U19: 1946-48*, 1957*,
B Section: 1947 U19 (2): 1971*, 1977
Premier C / C Section: 1946, 1998, 2001, 2014 U19 (Blue): 1999
Division 1 / D Section: 1939, 1995, 2013 U19 (South): 2009, 2014

*Won as Hampton Scouts as junior club used to be called Hampton Scouts.

 

Competition Best and Fairest Winners – Senior

A Section / Premier – JN Woodrow Medal – 2

B Section / Premier B – GT Moore Medal – 1

C Section / Premier C – LS Zachariah Medal – 1

D Section / Division 1 – LS Pepper Medal – 6

Year Name Section Votes
2013 Leigh Fletcher D Section 31
2010 Leigh Fletcher B Section
2000 Stephen M. Anderson C Section
1994 Homer LeGrand D Section 22
1975 Chris N. Rowston D Section
1954 Merv J. Davidson A Section
1949 Sam G. Birtles A Section
1935 Ken A. Trinnick D Section
1934 Ken A. Trinnick D Section
1933 Ken A. Trinnick D Section

 

Competition Best and Fairest Winners – Junior

Section 3: I.A. Brown Medal – 2

Year Name Section Votes
2016 Scott Ebbott Section 3 19
2015 Ryan Fogarty Section 3 26

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