The Yass Roos have been in existence since 2002 and we field a team in the AFL Canberra competition. Our home ground is Joe O’Connor Park and our club base is at the Australian Hotel.
2008 was the year of the Roos. Another club record; undefeated in the home and away season, minor premiers, a loss to Gungahlin in the major semi-final (the wake-up call), victory over Belconnen in the Preliminary Final at Manuka Oval and an emphatic victory over Gungahlin in the Grand Final at Ainslie Oval to take the Premiership.
The 2017 season brought a long overdue second senior premiership for the Roos, defeating Cootamundra in the Fourth Grade grand final by 7 points, 6.17 (53) to 7.4 (46).
Joe O’Connor Park, Laidlaw Street, Yass
Yass is a town in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, located about 280 km southwest of Sydney, on the Hume Highway, and 59 km from Canberra. The Yass River, which is a tributary of the Murrumbidgee River, flows past the town. The name appears to have been derived from an Aboriginal word, “Yarrh” or “Yharr”, said to mean “running water”. The Yass Valley has long been a producer of fine merino wool. It is also now famous for its boutique wineries, beautiful waterways, and its artists and artisans.