Rostrevor Old Collegians originally played for Christian Brothers Old Collegians when the College was founded in 1923. By 1974, however, old collegians from Rostrevor had become the dominant force in the club.
The Rostrevor Old Collegians' Football Club was established at a special meeting of the Christian Brothers Old Collegians' Football Club. The meeting was held at Rostrevor College on 23 February 1974, following a petition to call a special meeting to change the name of the club. The motion to change the name was passed and the new Rostrevor Old Collegians' Football Club was formed.
At the opening meeting the treasurer reported a balance of $122 in the general account and $47 in the social account. In this inaugural year, the Club competed in A4 and A4 reserves with the latter winning the premiership. In 1979 a third side was introduced with a fourth team in 1981.
It took 13 years for the club to reach A1. Michael Murphy captain-coached the club in its first season, and Tom Kendell / J.McAuliffe were the first Presidents.
To date a total of 21 premierships have been won. The A grade have won 5 flags, whilst the B's have won 9 and the C's 7.
The club has produced 14 league medallists. Brian Carey is the Games record-holder with 300 matches, followed by Drew Litster and Simon Emanuele both on 287. At the end of the 2015 season, over 1,200 players had represented the club
Marcus Trimboli captained/co-captained the A's for an amazing 10 years, between 1998-2007. Drew Litster began playing in 1999 and was the A's leading goal kicker for the next 15 years.
Sean Jackson is in his first season as coach, having replaced Tom Wigley.
For more information including results visit the ROCFC website.
If you would like to play for the ROCS please contact Reonaldo Cialini on 0450 915 625 or email Rosmo56@bigpond.com
Football Director / Secretary