On a wet and cold Saturday morning, eight little brave hearts dressed in cerise and blue took to the hallowed grounds of Redfern Oval, chasing premiership glory in the South Sydney Juniors Under 6 Division 1 competition.
As the NRL holds its annual Women in League Round to honour the contributions of women to the game, the Alexandria Rovers are leading the way. This year over a third of the coaching staff comprises women. One of our two Under 8 teams has an all-female coaching staff and at the time of writing is deeply entrenched in the top four.
ERSKINEVILLE: In rugby league circles you mention the name Blake Ferguson and everyone has an opinion, some positive and some negative, but everyone has a Blake Ferguson story to tell. For those not familiar with Ferguson, he is a young Indigenous football player in the NRL. Currently with the Canberra Raiders, Ferguson is a prodigious talent who makes the impossible look possible. He performs his on-field feats with a smile on his face.
The June long weekend is always a special weekend for the Alexandria Rovers Rugby League Football Club, as our club celebrates the only NRL-endorsed Masters rugby league carnival held in the Sydney metropolitan area. For the past five years at this time Erskineville Oval has transformed itself into the home of Masters rugby league in Sydney, as old and new friends pull on the boots and renew past battles and glories in a fun day of thrills, spills and entertainment.
Two of the most identifiable sporting brands in the inner city have joined forces in 2013. Boxa, the home of world boxing champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine and the Alexandria Rovers Junior Rugby League Football Club have formed an exciting partnership.
On a bright sunny Saturday morning in December, over 350 players, family and friends of the Alexandria Rovers Rugby League Football Club attended the club’s annual presentation day at Botany Pool to celebrate a great season in 2012.
REDFERN: On a beautiful Saturday morning in August the Alexandria Rovers Under 7s team took to the hallowed turf that is Redfern Oval, chasing their own little piece of rugby league glory. This team had been the standout team all year, having lost only one game all season on the way to the big one, but kids being kids, anything can and usually does happen.
To the joy of hundreds of kids across the inner city, all Alexandria Rovers teams competed in Round 1 of the new season last Sunday, April 15. We had kids of all ages and sizes, in some cases playing their first games of footy, all eager to impress their families and club supporters who were out en masse to support the mighty cerise and blue.