We know the announcement of the postponement of the 2020 VAFA Season has hit many of us hard. It affects our players and coaches who were training so hard and putting in a solid preseason to be ready to take the field. All our teams have now implemented individual training programs to stay fit during this time.
It affects our volunteers who had planned their weekends meticulously around our fixtures. It affects our members and supporters who come down to BSO to watch our teams and see friendly faces, have a chat, hit the BBQ and cheer on the Roy Boys and Roy Girls.
But we also wanted to let our community know that we're still here. We are still your football club.
We'll keep you all updated as the situation develops but we will also keep up our regular communications and hopefully try to keep us all connected, still have some fun and share some good Roys content.
Stay well and safe everyone and we can't wait to see you all back at the footy soon.
Wash your hands the Fitzroy way!
In uncertain times, one thing’s for certain – we can always rely on our volunteers
We all look forward to seeing Suzanne back at her rightful place in front of the timekeeper’s box.
Photo: Peter Casamento
When Fitzroy players graduate from the juniors or come over from other clubs, they’re often gobsmacked by the support they receive from the Fitzroy faithful.
Their surprise is only heightened when they come to realise that this band of rusted-on supporters travel from far and wide to attend games – home and away – often on public transport. And when they get there, don’t only offer their support but countless hours as volunteers to ensure our teams get on the ground.
We all received a stark reminder of this when our beloved timekeeper, Suzanne Madeley, dialled in to ABC 774 this week to encapsulate her feelings in these strange days when COVID-19 is changing the world as we know it.
Click here and check out what Suzanne has to say (from around the 5:54 mark) and know that while we're not at the footy together for a little while, the Club is still here to support each other.
Roys tales from the archives - John Harms talks Fitzroy history and Club legend Kevin Murray
Videos from the archives! Without much footy on for a little while, we'll share some of our favourite Roys videos, photos and stories to keep our spirits lifted.
If you have any Roys stories you want to share - email: email@example.com
This video from 2014 features Melbourne writer and publisher John Harms who details the history of Fitzroy Football Club. A tale of struggle and success on and off the field of one of Australia's most well known sports clubs. All told from the historic grandstand at the Brunswick Street Oval.