For those not familiar with Masters football, it’s rugby league tailored to players who have attained 35 years of age. The rules are modified to allow maximum safety for all participants. The 2013 gala carnival was played in great spirits and all participants enjoyed the day.
The carnival was made up of teams from the Sydney metropolitan area, the Hunter region and the ACT. After the day’s activities, players adjourned across the road to the Alexandria-Erskineville Bowling Club, the Alexandria Rovers’ major club sponsor, where tales of 90-metre tries and crunching defence were told well into the night. The good news is in knowing that the body has 12 months to recover – in time for the 2014 event.
Meanwhile, the halfway mark has been reached for the current season and the run to the semi-finals has started. We already have a few teams booked into the semi-finals and quite a few more well into the mix as we head into the last month or so of normal footy. Our club is fielding 15 teams this season, which is a testament to the hard work put into the club by the volunteers. In 2008 our club fielded six teams, so to now field 15 is a mighty effort.