Happy to help in anyway possible


When asked “what has changed in your time at the club” Chris Evans had no hesitation in his answer.


Chris who has held numerous roles as a volunteer since 2009 added when my family first came to the club it was a bit of us & them between Junior & Senior clubs.

I am really pleased to say that has all changed for the better, there is nothing better than watching the senior boys playing on a Saturday afternoon & the senior players returning the favor on a Sunday attending Junior Fixtures. It shows that the “One Club – One Culture” policy is working not only working well BUT growing year on year.

Chris who is happily married to Georgina and has 2 boys Matthew who is (13) & William who is (10), He is busy operating a Jims Mowing Franchise. He loves both RFC’s. He enjoys watching his beloved Richmond FC & of course any Rowville FC game, watching my boys play sport on weekends, catching up with friends & family and really some pleasures in life Chris said.

Attending club functions & the lifelong friendships our family has made from the boys playing Football at Rowville are other highlights Chris noted. I will never forget Junior Grand Final Night in 2013 when the club had 3 teams in Grand Finals & was successful in winning 2 (Under 12 & Under 17). To see the smiles on people’s faces after all the work and effort of people at the club had done during the previous 9 months was all worth it, everyone was really enjoying themselves again.

On the flip side he really dislikes- “really long grass, eggs & too much negativity”

Chris became involved with the club in 2009 when Matthew played under 9’s. happy to get involved Chris coached for 2 seasons (Under 9 & under 10), after that he was a Team Manager for a season (Under 11), then became the Team Manager Co-coordinator for the club in 2013. Last season he took on the Grounds & Equipment Manager role & this season he has returned as Team Manager for the Under 14’s.

Chris and his family joined the club after being at Heany Park Auskick for 2 seasons, and a lot of Matthew’s school mates came to play at Rowville so it was an easy choice. Over the journey I have met plenty of characters around the club, but the pick of the bunch would have to be the Under 14 runner Gary Eickhoff who is a “12 year old trapped in a 49 year old body” Chris laughed.

Hopefully the club has another successful year, finals appearances for all our competitive teams should be all our goal. If l would really like to change something it would be to have more parents especially in the younger age groups to put their hand up & give the club some of their time. I know we are all busy but if everyone just did “one thing” it really would make so much difference Chris noted.

Chris concluded, l will continue just helping the club out where I can because l believe in what the club stands for and what it gives our local community, especially the youth of the area.

“You embrace the football club & the football club will embrace you”