About Rovers FC


About Rovers FC

Rover Soccer Club of Atlanta, the largest veterans soccer club in Georgia.

The club is known for having a long tradition of teams winning many local, regional leagues and tournaments including 2 National Championships. The club has teams in open and over 30, 40, 50s and 60s. Veteran’s Cup teams in several age groups, local tournament teams competing in metropolitan Atlanta, and regional tournament teams competing recently in Orlando, Charleston, Wilmington, etc. Rovers team members are on the local Over-65 (O65) team that is three-time defending national champions in the Veteran’s Cup competition.

Current Teams, Spring 2013: Rovers White D1, Rovers Real Pollo D2, Rovers Blue D2, Rovers Orange D2, Rovers Gold O30, Rovers (Roswell O30), Rovers Green O40, O50 Rovers Chrome, O50 Wild Rovers (formerly, Rovers Masters), O58 Rovers Silver, O58 Rovers International, and O58 Rovers United.

General Info

Cobb Adult Soccer League Div 1, Div 2 , Div 3, Over-30, Over-40
Roswell Adult Soccer League Over-30 and Over-50

We train and compete in other leagues around Atlanta.Training:We will training at various locations in Cobb and Fulton Counties. We will announce locations as well move into the new seasons.Tournaments:We participate in many tournaments through out the year including the Low Country Invitational, Jack Frost, Atlanta Summer Blast, Florida Classic, National Veterans Cup and many others.Community:We are a community of soccer players who that come together under the Atlanta RoversFC. We base our club on excellence and upholding the highest standards on and off the pitch.  If you have questions or special requests, please email jim@mediafirst.net

Rovers F.C. Mission, Goals & Objectives

Organized for adult players
Encouraging play by members across age groups 18+, current members from 18 to 76
Currently Men’s players and teams, In the future, Co-ed or Women’s teams also.
Open to current and former team members, status: Active (player), Retired, Social / Sponsor
Serving northwestern metropolitan Atlanta
Enriching & improving play (individual player development, consistent with US Soccer)
Building lasting friendship; adhering to sportsmanship and the spirit and laws of the game
Playing in Soccer Leagues & CompetitionsLeagues: Fielding teams in leagues at various playing levels and age groups
Off-season leagues for training and Rovers club playTraining during regular league seasonal play
League-supported weekday trainingOrganized weekday leagues for trainingAd Hoc training off season
Tournaments: Entering Local, Regional & National Competition
– Teams have competed in tournaments, such as: Frosty Balls, Charleston (Memorial Day), Orlando (February), National & Veterans Cup (July)Rovers Fest: an intra-club festival and competition among all interested playing members
Building & Supporting Soccer CommunityReferees: Youth and adult referees
Coaches: Youth team coaching
Trainers: Youth trainers. Rovers team and tournament training and coaching.Managers: Youth team and Rovers team mangers
Leadership in leagues (CASL, Roswell, youth, etc.) and GA Soccer
Pro Bono, Benefits, such as Father Christmas Cup, Japan Tsunami (with FC Ga Utd), NASA, others, such as with Hammers, and for members.Atlanta Soccer News, run by members
Advocating for soccer to all audiences of the club
Events: Rovers Party, Rovers SoccerFest
LinkedIn group: “Atlanta Soccer Friends”Proposed: Professional Business Directory, Job Finder
Community Connections: Rovers Personal & Professional Connections:Organizing & Funding for the Mission, Goals & Objectives
Establishing & Perpetuating an organizational structure: Board (managers plus?), Committees
Funding the mission, annual activities and long-term goals (projects).Sources & Uses of Funds
– Sources: Sponsorships (Club & Team), Player fees, Event fees
– Uses: Kit, Logo wear, team gear (flags, balls), Events, Projects (a field)