Club: Melbourne Rovers
Sport: Soccer
Founded: 2008



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Melbourne Rovers was formed in June 2008, as a LGBTIQ soccer club to foster the playing of soccer so as to achieve the general aims of physical and social fitness, health and recreation. Melbourne Rovers are a mix of players from different backgrounds, who range in age from 18 to 55. While many players in the club identify as same sex attracted, there are also a number of players and officials who identify as bi-sexual or straight. Sexuality is not an obstacle for playing for Melbourne Rovers and their affiliated clubs.

The Melbourne Rovers are a Social Soccer Team. During the Spring and Summer there is the Summer 7s Comp. During the Winter Season the Melbourne Rovers play under FFV Affiliated Clubs the Men play for the Yarra Jets. While the Women are spread across a few clubs; Yarra Jets, Darebin United and Maribyrnong Swifts all clubs support a fun and inclusive environment, bringing together many backgrounds.

New Participant Programs:

Never played? Haven’t played since High School? Itching for the Winter Season? All players are welcome!

Social Soccer is for everyone. All skill levels welcome. Social kick around, loads of fun, nothing serious. Plus some time for a social drink at a local pub.

January (Social Soccer)

Location: Fawkner Park, South Yarra (near Slater St)

Saturday 5th January – 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Sunday 12th January – 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Sunday 19th January – Midsumma Carnival (No Social Soccer)
Sunday 26th January – Australia Day (No Social Soccer)

What to bring:

  • Runners/Grass Shoes (no studs)
  • Water Bottle
  • Light & Dark Shirt

NOTE: Weather dependent. Rain or major storms will cancel Social Soccer. Check Melbourne Rovers Facebook page for updates.

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