The Geraldton Football Association came into being in 1904, with Rover Football Club – more usually shortened to Rovers – one of its inaugural members. During the years leading up to WWI Rovers generally vied with Railway for supremacy, and the two clubs continue to enjoy a fierce rivalry to this day. During the 1920s and 1930s competition was somewhat stiffer, but Rovers still managed to add 5 senior premierships to their haul, giving them a total of eleven by the time the competition was suspended following the outbreak of war in 1939.
In 1961 football in the region entered a new phase with the formation of the Great Northern Football League – which involved clubs from Geraldton and Northampton and their surrounds, with a team from Mullewa joining in 1963, the season that Rovers won their first senior flag in the competition.
The club commenced operations at its new home base of Greenough Oval in 1976, with clubrooms being built and opened four years later.
Sinosteel Midwest Oval, Davies Road, Woorree
Woorree is an eastern suburb of Geraldton in WA. It is located 7 km east-northeast of Geraldton’s CBD along the south bank of the Chapman River.
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