Our Club

  • Club Information
  • Club History
  • Club Philosophy
  • Club Policies and Documents

Home Ground

Carine Open Space

CARINE OPEN SPACE

Address: Beach Road, Carine

Our club caters for children from 5 years of age through to 18 years of age. We are a non-profit organisation, run by parents and other volunteers and maintain a strong focus on being a social, family oriented club.

Our club promotes participation, enjoyment, fun and fitness and strives to provide opportunities for players of all abilities to reach their potential and to play at a competitive level.


 Alternative Playing Venues

SHELDRAKE RESERVE

Address: Sheldrake Street, Stirling

Our other home ground for training and matches.


 

Training

Training is on a range of week days and evenings depending upon the availability of coaches with the most popular days being Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4.30 and 6.45pm. Most teams train at Carine Open Space.


Senior Teams

For Senior Team information please contact Hamersley Rovers Soccer Club at: www.hamersleyrovers.com.au

Inauguration:

Early in 1981, a group of interested parents negotiated with the Local Council in an effort to form a Soccer Club that could be based at Carine Open Space and provide the children in the area with a chance to play ‘World’s Greatest Game’. These interested parents were ably led by Pat and Fred Zammit.

So, Hamersley Rovers Soccer Club was established in 1981. Fred Zammit was installed as the founder President. The club’s main aim was to ‘promote the best interests of soccer’.

Humble Beginnings:

In its inaugural year the club fielded only four junior teams and quite often failed to win any games at all. However, from very humble beginnings and from quite primitive facilities, over the following decade, through the hard work and dedication of our members, the Club was transformed into major force in the northern suburbs.

From towing a small caravan around and selling a few cool drinks and chocolate bars, by the late 1980’s the club had clubrooms, a canteen, bar area, six changing rooms, three flood lights, and the facilities were second to none. The number of players registered at the club also grew, from four junior teams initially to fourteen teams from under 7’s to under 16’s. From never winning a game we now had teams in the 1st division. From boys who played with us because they could not get a game anywhere else to providing State players to the under 13’s, 14’s and 15’s.

Maintaining Our Philosophy:

Through these formative years the club has strived to maintain its image as a family-oriented club where all players are given a fair go. This philosophy has been a major contribution to the growth and success of the Club.

Over the years the playing strength and the standard of play has improved dramatically yet we have never lost sight of why we exist – so our children could enjoy their sport and find a level at which they could compete and enjoy what they did.

Senior Teams:

A senior team was formed in 1983 by a few dads whose sons played in the juniors. By 1985 a second social team had been entered and by 1986 H.R.S.C. was in the top five teams in the 1st Division PASSA. In 1987 the club fielded a team in the Premier League and a Reserve Side was also formed. With the formation of a further 2 social teams and a Veterans team the Seniors grew to 5 teams. In 2001 – 2003 the club won three consecutive Amateur League titles and in 2007 won the Amateur Cup Final.

A New Beginning:

Between 2006 and 2008 the club experienced considerable growth doubling the number of Junior players in the club. By the end of the 2008 season the club had over 350 Junior players including 3 Girls only teams. The needs of the Junior teams and players were now quite different to those of the Seniors and after much debating and deliberation a decision was made to form a new club for Juniors. Hamersley Rovers Junior FC was officially formed in December 2008, becoming incorporated in April 2009. In 2009 the club experienced further growth registering over 400 players including 4 Girls Only teams and 2 Youth (18s) teams. This growth still continues.

Our Philosophy

The club’s aim is to promote the game of football in the community and to encourage players, coaches, managers and parents/caregivers to develop an enjoyment of the game, while also developing skills and providing opportunities to play at different levels of competition.

We seek to provide a safe and healthy environment that values, supports and encourages players of all abilities, genders. cultures and backgrounds. Our aim is to encourage and promote fair play, respect for others and good sportsmanship.