To the true rugby league tragic, summer is the most boring time of the year – no footy, no pies, no yelling at the refs!
For the tragics at the Alexandria Rovers, the torment is over, as the club has started pre- season training in preparation for season 2013 at the green, green grass of Erskineville Oval. The first few sessions, to an outsider, might seem like chaos, with people running around everywhere, trying to ask the new kids how old they are, where are mum and dad standing, and so on.
Season 2013 promises to be a big year for the most successful and biggest sporting club of the inner city. Our club turns 65, and whilst that is retirement age for most of us, the club is going from strength to strength.
At the recent league game in Brisbane, played between the NRL All-Stars and the Indigenous Dream Time team, the Rovers were represented by boom South Sydney rookie half back Adam Reynolds in the All-Stars team. We were also represented in the Indigenous team by Reece Robinson from the Canberra Raiders who scored three tries in the game, becoming the first player in the game’s history to score a hat trick of tries. Not bad for two young boys who both grew up in Waterloo.
Everyone at our club is a volunteer, and like all community clubs, it’s the goodwill of the volunteers who give up their time for the kids to play who make a difference.
Our club needs help in season 2013, from coaches to trainers to managers, to cooks on the barbecue and to kind-hearted community businesses sponsoring their local community teams. There is a role everyone can play, no matter how big or small. You don’t even need to be a footy tragic to help out.
If anyone is keen to get on board the Rovers Express in 2013, then check out our club’s official website for further information: www.alexandriarovers.com.au. Registration is now open as we gear up for the start of the season in April (the first weekend after Easter).
Best wishes to all SSH readers in 2013.