El Jay Hall - Upcoming Indie/Pop Band Exclusive to ROVERS

Upcoming kiwi indie/pop band coming to Rovers!

Band members Josh and Stephen, members of our NL Mens squad, combined with Oli and Liam make up El Jay Hall. Hailing from Cambridge, these young men won The SmokeFree Rockquests' Peoples Choice Award and The Lowdown Best Song Award in 2015. 

Check out their single Lights On https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vPU_pqQir8

Tickets: $10 
Purchase through the Club bar Thursday nights and Saturdays
Doors open 7pm
Food will be available for purchase 


Hamilton Wanderers are the only club from the greater Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Taupo regions with a license to play in this league.

Wanderers wish to invite all skilled footballers from these regions to attend one or more of our trial matches for the purpose of gaining selection to our National Youth League team.  Rovers would like to encourage youth players born in 1997, 1998 and 1999 to attend these trials. 

The National Youth League is administered by NZ Football and runs from mid October through to mid December. 

Any Rovers players interested should discuss this opportunity with their coach prior to attending trials.   See the attached flyer for full details. 

Nutrition for Young Athletes - Sport Waikato Workshop

Childhood and adolescence are critical periods for physical growth and development. While sport is healthful in so many ways, it’s vital that young athletes consume the right type of fuel in sufficient quantities to meet the demands of training and competition.

An interactive workshop targeted at educating those interested on nutirition for young athletes.

Date: August 8th 6.30pm-8.00pm

Register Here 

Quiz Night Winners!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Rovers Quiz Night last night. A fantastic turn out with a great number of people.

Congratulations to "Betcha Its Shit" for taking out the Sports double round and winning the Ken Taylor Memorial Trophy. 

The Overall winners were "Si and I with friends" with a score of 72 just inching past "Just here for drinks" on 71 points. While "The Muppets" took out the booby prize.

The nibbles provided were awesome thanks to Mike and Wendy Dore, Tailz the quiz master did a fantastic job as did Tony behind the bar. 

A big thank you to those who donated prizes - CRAFT Bar, Gothenburg Restuarant, Wellington Phoenix, Versitile Products and Avon (thanks to Steve, Kay and Alana Schuler).



 Winners - Ken Taylor Memorial Trophy                 Overall Winners

         "Betcha its Shit"                                    "Si & I with Friends"

Northern League Women Fundraiser!!

Help support our Northern League Women by purchasing an Entertainment Book! these can be purchased online or through the ladies in the team. 

Whether you are renewing or buying a new book click the following link


You can choose a book for any NZ region or one for Australia

If you have any questions, please contact Warren Jones 



The Northern League Women and Reserves appreciate your support and helping to promote womens Football.

Rovers Juniors selected for the WaiBOP Skills Centre

Congratulations to the following Rovers juniors selected for the WaiBOP Skills Centre:

Samantha Crawford, Haylee Halford, Nathaniel Hansen ,Giorgia Lawson, Rivi Maling, Lydia Marsters, Kynan McCracken, Ashleigh McRae, Bede Myles, Tyrese Shema, Daniel Steffert, Alexandar Tuisamoa, Joakim White, Luka Dale, Mason Finlay, Samuel Fowles, Wyatt Grant, Shawn Halford, Dylan Hansen, Aiden Hemming, Angus Henry, Lucca Lim, Xanthe Lovegrove-Edlington, Will Voigt-Price, and Lucas Wright.

Winners are Grinners!!!

For those that weren't aware, Rovers have a darts team, and a pretty good one at that. Over the last two Wednesdays we have been duelling out with the best of Waikato darts teams to see who would win the darts fours. 

Rover.s...came out on top!  

Congratulations to the fours team of Russell Finlay, Craig Purdy, Chris Reed-Hadley and Rhys O’Conner! Another trophy to add to the cabinet. 

Edventure Holiday Program

Claudelands Rovers Football Club has teamed up with Edventure to provide a brand new programme- “Football skills/multisport.” Each day we have lined up skills, drills, games, and awesome activities. Kids are going to have so much fun and be transformed into amazing sportspeople by the end of the week. Suits all ability groups aged 5-14. OSCAR available. 

There is a special discount for Claudelands Rovers club members of $35/day or $175 for the whole sports week. 

Check out Edventure other holiday programmes that will also be running at Galloway park including "Edventure Outdoors" and "Edventure Everyday."

Enrol online at www.edventure.co.nz or ph mark on 02102241576 for more details.

NL Premier Ladies make appearance at Mt Maunganui Girls Festival

NZ U-17 members Michaela Foster, Sarah Krystman and Kate Williams, also members of NL Premier ladies, made a special appearance at the Mt Maunganui Girls Festival on June 13 to play football and hang out with the next generation of football ferns. 

For full article Click Here

This year Rovers have embraced the strategy of WaiBOP Football by bringing Girls Only Leagues to encourage the participation of more girls in football. This year we have an U8 Team (U8 Ravens) and an 11th grade team with the ambition to double these numbers in 2017.  For more information see the Girls Only Leagues page under the Juniors Tab. 

Claudelands Rovers $100 Club + Member Benefit

Claudelands Rovers would like to invite your business to become a member of our $100 Club. The $100 Club is a presentation board designed to advertise your business at a cost of $100 per year. Your business cards will be displayed on the board for 12 months to promote your business to our loyal club members and visitors.

Spaces are limited to the first 100 businesses.

Benefits of being part of the $100 Club:

* Great exposure, the board is located at the entrance to our club rooms with approximately 450 members passing through each week

* In the Winter the club has 10+ visiting teams each weekend

* Club members are loyal and support those that support the club.

* The Clubrooms are also used by Hamilton Cricket in summer

* The Clubroom is also available for hire, for business events or private functions throughout the year.

* We will let you know when we need some more cards to restock your slot

Please see the attached Policy and Member benefit doc. 

Claudelands Rovers have many more sponsorship opportunities should your business be interested such as Team naming rights (team shirts, Team kit etc) Sponsorship boards, and more; please contact the club at enquiries@rovers.org.nz


Around the World Wrap up

The annual Around the World night was held on the 11th of June with huge success!  A fantastic night organised by the social committee. Huge thanks to everyone who participated in event, It was great to see so many from each team and the effort that was put in. 

Congratulations to following prize winners -
Best dressed team: USA (CRAFT Premier Women)
Best dressed male: Sam Hurst, Scotland (C1 Squatters)
Best dressed female: Nicole Hurst, Scotland (C1 Squatters)
Best Food: Chile (C2 Vets)
Special food mention also goes to Jamaica for the spicy curry.

Massive thank you to the social committee for organising such a great night, special mention to Mike, Wendy and Tayla Dore for all their hard work putting the night together.

Michaela Foster to captain NZ U17 for China Tour

NZ U17 coach Gareth Turnbull has named Rovers Northern League player Michaela Foster as the captain of the team when they tour China next month. 

Congratulations to Michaela for such an acheivement!!

For the full story Click Here


Success at Poker Event

Friday May 13th, the Claudelands Rovers WaiBOP Premier Womens team held their Poker Event Fundraiser with overwhelming success.  With the night run by Paul from First Sovereign Poker Series and dealers thanks to Rounders Poker Club Hamilton, participants were treated to a well-run quality evening complete with spot prizes, catering and bar facilities. 

CONGRATULATIONS to the winning businesses CRAFT Hamilton, who took out the major sponsor prize and ELECTRIC1, who took out the minor sponsor prize.

The new Claudelands Rovers CRAFT Womens Premier team would also like to acknowledge the following businesses for their participation in the event:

White Brothers Panel Works ♥ Taylored Fitness ♦ Daws Oestopathy ♣ Tyre Pro ♠ Lead Social ♥ Wonderhorse ♦ CMP Decor ♣ Gilmours ♠ Carpet Mill ♥ RFM Rental Cars ♦ Progressive Pilates ♣ Ebbett Audi ♠ Foster Maintain ♥ Signature Homes ♦ Resurfacing Systems Waikato ♣ Tyre Tracks ♠ Chemwash Waikato ♥ Spark Digital ♦ Trig Group ♣ Trackweld ♠ Pat Conchie Builders ♥ IVS Ltd 

A big Thank You to Paul from First Soveriegn Poker Series, Adam (coach) for putting the night together, Mike and Wendy Dore for their help and support, Tony for his bar tending skills and the ladies in the team for the food provided to all participants. 


Introduction to Coaching session huge success

On Monday 9th of May, Claudelands Rovers held an Introduction to Coaching session for junior coaches, team managers and parents to learn and understand the latest techniques for coaching junior players within the club. This session was also aimed at informing attendees of the programs Rovers are providing this year, teaching ideas and tips for playing at home and understanding the program to be able to support the coaches in conveying consistent messages. 

Having attended the Introduction to Coaching session, a follow up course for junior coaches to obtain their NZ Football Level 1 Junior Coaching Certificate has been scheduled for next Monday 16th of May. 

Northern League Women Local Derby

Sunday 1st of May 2016, saw the resurrection of a Hamilton Womens Football local derby in the Northern League Womens Premier Division between Claudelands Rovers and Hamilton Wanderers since 2003. With both teams out to prove themselves and a generous showing of support for both sides, this was set to be one eventful match. 

Enzo Giordani cleverly summed up the drama filled match in the following report thanks to In The Back of the.net Click here for full report.

This coming weekend will see two more local teams battle it out with the Northern League Men and Northern League Reserves Men both playing Ngaruawahia at Galloway Park. Reserves play at 12.30pm and NL Men play at 3pm. Come down and show your support!!!



NZ SS Reps Kelli, Toni, Ayla

A massive congratulations to three of our up and coming female football players who have been selected for the New Zealand Secondary School Girls Football Under 15 representative team to travel to Sydney, Australia from the 17th to 23rd July 2016.

Kelli Brown, Toni Power and Ayla Pratt all play for our Northern League Reserve Womens Team. 

Well done girls!!!


For more information see http://www.nzssfootball.co.nz/nzss-girls/reps-1


This Newsletter will be provided to our members fortnightly with information relevant to the Club.  It will feature fixtures, results, coaching staff, upcoming events etc to keep all members in the loop. 

You can find all newsletters under the Newsletter tab.  

If you have any content (upcoming events/notices for the club/social events/game write ups/photos etc) you wish to be added to the newsletter in future, please send through all information to newsletter@rovers.org.nz 

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Expressions of interest are sought for both the NL Premier and Reserve Womens Coaches for 2017 onwards. Candidates should have adequate experience coaching at a high level with a minimum of a Senior Coaching Level 2 Certification (or equivalent) and a coaching philosophy that aligns with the future direction of the club. 

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KICKOFF (24th August 2016 Issue 11) 


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