next week - Renmark Rovers Football Club



next week - Renmark Rovers Football Club
Rover’s Home Game Newsletter
Welcome to Edition 3 of the Dogs Tales. The
last two weeks have seen the A Grade have
come off pretty tough losses, and today I
think we will bounce back with a win! The B
Grade, U18’s & U15’s have each had a win
and a loss in the last two away games and
the Under 13’s have won 3 in a row!
This week we play Berri who are undefeated
in the A Grade, so there would be nothing
nicer than knocking them of their perch
The new trophy cabinet is near completion
and looks fantastic, especially with all the
new tables & chairs and honour board now
on display.
Round 5 is Ladies Day, with the Fundraising
Committee putting in a massive effort to
make it a special day for all. I am sure the
ladies will put on a decent display to match
the players’ performance on field (good luck
We will be finalising the scrap steel
merchant in the next two weeks for collection,
so if you haven’t put your name on the
register, please do so.
We went to the Renmark Club for
presentations last Saturday and it was a
great night out… the food was excellent (as
were the beverages), with a large crowd in
attendance. A big thank you to the Renmark
Netball Club for supporting us as well.
Keep supporting the Rovers as you have all
season, and the boys will come home with a
Dave Birch
16 May 2015
A GRADE - John Persinos:
Hello Supporters,
Hasn’t been the best start to the season,
being 0-4. With injuries, we’re certainly
being tested as a team & club. The
current environment is not ideal but as a
team we’re working hard to turn things
around to achieve our goals.
Injuries have brought some of our plans
forward with some of our developing
players. To watch these young men over
the past several weeks has been a highlight; Mitchell Jenke & Lachlan Lellmann
have held their own and been amongst
the best players.
Ladies Day … an enjoyable function
especially around 5.00pm! Who will
make the highlights reel this year? It’s
always entertaining receiving advice
post game after this function - nothing
like the smell of white wine on someone's
Enjoy the day 
B GRADE - Matt Martinson
Hi All
Welcome to another home game for the Rovers, & a
special welcome to all the ladies attending Ladies Day;
we hope you enjoy the day.
The boys will be looking to bounce back this week after
a disappointing show against Loxton last week. To put it
simply we just didn't show up to play! A very frustrating
day and I'm sure a frustrating day for our supporters
who watched the game. In the end to play like we did
and only loose by 8 points was again, frustrating. We
are looking for a good start today and to continue that
effort in all four quarters.
Aaron Gill continued his great start to the year and
appears to be only getting better with age. Ben Files
played a really
consistent game last week and
controlled the half back line. Tom Bannister again, had a
great game, along with all the back six who can hold
their heads high for their performances so far this year.
Aiden Ivanovic worked tirelessly in the ruck all day,
having to take on the duties for most of the day, while
Ben Townsend finished with 3 goals from limited
We will not be taking Berri lightly today as we had
trouble last year with them and know they can lock
down a team.
Good luck to all other grades today and hope you
enjoy the day.
Cheers Cricket
UNDER 18 - Tim Jackson
Injuries and unavailability's have taken a massive toll on
the senior playing group this season. The silver lining to
this has been the opportunities it has created for a wide
range of under 18s at senior level. Mitchell Jenke,
Brodie Roesler, Roley Boon, Lachie Lellmann and Charlie
Wiese have all played up this season and looked at
home against the big boys.
Their promotions have also created opportunities in the
under 18s and many first year players have showed
promising signs in the opening four rounds. We look
forward to watching them continue to grow in stature as
the year unfolds. McKenzie Bristow is a great example.
He was unsure about playing at the start of the season
but last week figured in the team’s best playing in
defence. Great work Macka! Our best wishes go to
Blake Bryant who will miss the rest of the season after
undergoing knee surgery last week.
We welcome the Berri Demons today and always have
a spirited battle with them.
Our Dog Tales “thank you” this week goes to our
medical professionals. Dr Paul Smith is never far away
to assist with injured players on either side . We’ve had
a few nasty injuries already this year and Smithy
makes time to provide an ‘on-the-spot’
assessment. We are very lucky to have such great
support over many years. If he is not the most valuable
resident in the town, I am not sure who is! We also are
very fortunate to have Anthony Agostino back in
town and assisting with fitness and
physiotherapy on Monday nights. Ago has his
son Jack featuring in West Adelaide’s league
team and vying for State Under 18 honours,
but commutes to Renmark each week to run his
practice. These two gentlemen are ably backed
up by our training staff, led by Helen Leckie
who has embraced the challenge of
Red’s shoes over the past two seasons. The boys
also really appreciate the work Helen, Dan,
Marina and Haley provide each week.
UNDER 15 - Pete Morath
Welcome back to all on our home turf again,
following a couple of weeks on foreign
territory! You just can’t underestimate the value
of playing at home and how much you
appreciate our supporters and what we have
here after 2 weeks away.
Pleasingly, the boys have continued to improve
each week with solid work on the track and a
disciplined approach to their footy. As a group
we are making a concerted effort to improve as
a team by concentrating on doing the simple
things well, and providing support and voice for
each other at all times.
While the trip to Barmera produced our first win
for the season, we were brought back down to
earth against Loxton last week in a game that
we let slip away from us. To their credit, the
boys have remained positive and knuckled
down at training this week in preparation for
the clash with Berri today. Hopefully this week
we can bounce back and put together 4
quarters of team footy and add another win on
home soil! All the best to all teams!
Cheers, Pete
The kids have started the season well with 3
wins from four games. They are certainly
playing an exciting game of football and are
worth hopping up for early Saturday mornings
and coming to have a look. Everyone in the
team is getting involved and the skills on show
are very pleasing; the use of handball is
With Berri this week (top of the ladder) there is
certainly a challenge for the 13’s, one which I
think they will take on full bore. Go Rovers!
Darran Bright
Jack Agostino has had a
fantastic start to the 2015
season. He made his league
debut in our first two games and
played quite well. Jack is also in
the state under 18 side and will
play in their final trial match this
week before the championships
start. Jack is a very exciting
prospect and has had interest
from a number of AFL clubs.
Harrison Brown has been an
outstanding contributor in the
West Adelaide under 16 side. In
a side that has
Harrison has played some
exciting football. His marking and
kicking have been recognised as
of a very high standard. Harrison
has been asked to stay on and
become part of the under 18
squad for the rest of season
2015. Harrison is a very exciting
prospect for the Bloods.
The following boys, all former
junior players, are listed in West
Adelaide's “Centre of Excellence”
U18 squad: Adam Jackson, Sam
Steed, Bailey Nisbett, Jordan
Sarti, & Josh Albanese.
This information was supplied by Andrew
Marks, the Football Manager at West
50 games, 9/5/15 - Ash Lindner & Todd
50 games, 23/5/15 - Matt Himsworth
The Ladies Day committee would like to thank the
following businesses for their generous support:
Lucca Boutique, Such Salon, Ruston's Roses, Bank
SA, Dimples, Nuts about Fruit, Priceline, Riverview Café, Andrew Ward & Renmark by Design.
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