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Pre-season Update

Pre-season update from our Football Director Rino Cialini

Pre-season training for the 2018 season re-commenced in early January, and attendances have been encouraging. The players had been put through a short, but intense, three week training block prior to Christmas, under coaches Adrian Rocco, Greg Moulton, Damien Polkinghorne and Steve Edwards.

ROCFC is most grateful for the use of the Rostrevor College ovals and facilities.

Whilst there has been some player losses from 2017, the highlight of the pre-season thus far, has been the influx of Old Scholars out training for the first time. These players have included : Vincent Clemente, Ben Colson, Ben Davies, Jack Draper, Dylan Fitzsimmons, Daniel Franzon, Tim Lewis, Angus Massie, Lewis McCormack, Jack Munchenberg, Nicholas Scheid, Fergus Shanahan, Lachlan Spehr, Will Sullivan,  Jackson Sutcliffe, Jean-Pierre Terreux, Brodie Turner, Peter Vorrasi and Mitchell Warren.
Daniel Baillie, Oliver Bowler, Dan Gilbert, Patrick Shanahan, Lachlan Surman, Nathan Surman and Ryan Tarca have all returned to the club after some time off, and will be joined by newcomers, Ben Dinneen (Drysdale/Barwon) and Joe Titaro.

Other past students set to play for ROCS in 2018 include  Doug Haddin (Sturt Reserves), Sam Flanegan (Port Hedland / North Whyalla), and Rhett Sugars (Hectorville).

We have had over 90 players attend pre-season training, with an average of 35/40 per night.

The leadership group will be announced after the Trials, and just before the opening round of the season.

Wahib Joubeir (Physio) and Vicki Lines (Head Trainer) will continue to run the medical/rehab side.

A decision on whether the club fields a fourth side, for the first time since 1997, is imminent.

Again, special thanks to Matthew "Paddles" Haddad  for maintaining the ROCFC website updated.

From early April, training  sessions will alternate between Thebarton Oval (Aldi Arena) and Rostrevor College.
The A, B, and C grade teams will play their 2018 "home" matches at Thebarton.

Leading in to Round 1 (14/4), Trials have been organised for :

March 3   Vs  SPOC (Thebarton)
March 15  Vs Henley (Thebarton)
March 24  Aust C/L    (Park 2, North Ad.) - TBC
April 7   Vs "Internal"  (Thebarton)
At this stage, Round 1 is against Adelaide University, at Thebarton Oval.

Players, Coaches, new Club President Bob Holland and his Committee, all look forward to your continued support, in what promises to be another interesting and challenging season for the ROCFC.

Rino Cialini
Football Director