ROC are coming off a strong 2022 campaign and will be looking to be amongst the thick of the finals action again in 2023.
They finished third last year in Premier Division, following 12 wins, a draw and 5 losses.
They had a very tight first five games, including four tight wins and a draw, before running into an electric Olinda Ferny Creek.
Ultimately, they went down to Wandin in the second week of finals after being defeated by Olinda Ferny Creek in the first week.
ROC were the sixth highest scoring team in 2022 with 770 and were the fifth best in terms of goals conceded, with 752.
Samantha Neil (Bnf) and Olivia Hamilton (runner up) both enjoyed fantastic seasons, as did Mikaela Dakic and Keeley Burgmann.
They have plenty of scoring power under the ring, with Burgmann, Sarah Castricum and Isabella O’Shanassy scoring over 200 goals each.
In 2023, they will be looking to make it one or two steps further and they should have confidence in their own ability, to do so. Given that winning two thirds of their H&A games is no mean feat and they beat the runners-up Narre Warren in Round 18, who are a sensational team.
Their B Grade team also had a strong year and were runners up, falling short to Narre Warren in the Grand Final.
Expect ROC to be right in the thick of the action come finals time in Division One for season 2023.
Written by Jordan Peeler