About Us

West Ryde Rovers Football Club was founded in 1956 by Lester Waud and today stands as one of the biggest sporting clubs in the Ryde District. The introduction other sports saw the club change its offficial title to West Ryde Rovers Sports and Social Club.

Rovers currently field teams in 3 sports - football, netball and cricket. Combined Rovers has in excess of 120 indivdual teams with that number increasing by 1 or 2 yearly.

Football is the largest of the 3 sports, with some 70 teams playing in the Gladesville-Hornsby Football Association (GHFA) and North West Sydney Women's Federation (NWSWF) competitions. It caters for players from the age of 5 (who can play in the U6 non-competitive competition) right through to players over the age of 45. GHFA for the 1st time in 2011 featured an O45 competition, with West Ryde Rovers entering a team. Rovers home base is at Meadowbank Park.

Netball is very strong within Rovers with over 40 teams, making it the largest club participating in the Eastwood-Ryde Netball Association (ERNA) competition. Rovers has teams entered into the U8 age level right through to many senior teams. ERNA has two home-bases at Meadowbank Park (main base) and Brush Farm Netball Courts.

Cricket is the only summer sport that Rovers participates in and currently has 14 teams participating in the Northern Districts Cricket Association competitions. Rovers aims to have at least one team entered into each junior age group, while also entering anywhere up to 5 teams in senior cricket. Rovers also runs a very successful Milo-Have-A-Go Program for kids aged between 5-7. Most Rovers teams will train down at Meadowbank Park, although with cricket, the Association tends to have set grounds for particular age groups.