Mount Evelyn Junior Football Club are looking forward to a great season in 2022 which sees the Rovers reeling with high participation numbers across all age groups.
With pre-season training running well to date, many of the coaches from last season have moved up with their respective age groups from last season to maintain the consistency of relationships they developed.
Club president Matthew Bell said his club are excited to get back into the swing of things again as junior football is a big part of the community at Mount Evelyn.
“Everyone is really excited to get back into it and all teams have trained now,” he said.
“A benefit for us is we have a lot of kids playing interleague now which is really good for their individual development.”
The Rovers will field teams in every available age group in 2022, with two squads in each of under 9’s and under 13’s which speaks for a great culture where juniors love to be involved.
“We have been most impressed with our participation numbers over this off-season and we have had extra numbers come back to the club,” Bell explained.
“We are not a win at all costs club, we are all about participation and fostering a love for the game at a young age.”
With two weeks to go until the season commences, the Rovers are ready to go and look forward to getting back into it, despite needing to navigate the year with no club rooms.
“We have lost our club rooms because of the redevelopment works being carried out, but regardless of that, we are still looking forward to getting out there and playing,” Bell said.
“My only expectation for this season is to see every player at our club get out there and have a lot of fun, making finals or winning premierships is irrelevant to this objective.
“We just want to make sure everyone is running around and getting back to normality.”