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Family club invites community involvement

L to R Back Row: Buddy Gordon, Nathan Merritt, Anthony Mundine, Andrew Tuigamala.Front Row: Jayze Tuigamala Under 6 Best and Fairest. (Photo: Supplied)
L to R Back Row: Buddy Gordon, Nathan Merritt, Anthony Mundine, Andrew Tuigamala.Front Row: Jayze Tuigamala Under 6 Best and Fairest. (Photo: Supplied)

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.

Every player from the Under 5s through to the Under 12s received a trophy, and a few lucky ones received an additional trophy for superior play during the season. The senior teams each had 4 or 5 team trophies awarded for superior play during the season.

To see the look on the young kids’ faces when they get their very first trophy is priceless. It makes all the hard work worth it.

Every player, coaching staff member, committee member and volunteer received a Rovers hoodie, Rovers hat and Rovers training shorts. Senior players also received a Rovers sports bag and primary school-aged players received a Rovers back-pack. All in all, 278 Rovers goodie bags were handed out.

It was great to see local sporting identities who have made it in the big time, to see them attend their footy club’s presentation day, to see that they have not forgotten their sporting roots. A big thank-you to Anthony Mundine, Buddy Gordon and Nathan Merritt.

As the season officially concluded with the end-of-season presentation, we would like to thank everyone who made it a great success on and off the field.

The Rovers have always been known as the family club, but there’s always been a lack of girls’ sporting clubs in Alexandria.

As we prepare for 2013, we’re working towards launching Alexandria Rovers Netball. It’s a big job, and more than ever, the club is on the lookout for community minded people to jump on board and get involved at a grassroots level. Whether you have lived in the inner city for your entire life or are only new to the area, joining in and putting back into your community is a very rewarding experience. If you don’t know many people in the area it’s a great way to meet new friends.

Let’s hope 2013 brings good will and great health for all South Sydney Herald readers, and we look forward to keeping everyone informed on the Alexandria Rovers in 2013.

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