Sydney Rovers

Introduction

Sydney Rovers FC are an Australian Soccer Team that will compete in the A-League, the top level competition in Australia, bringing the number of clubs to 12. They are a newly formed A-League franchise that will compete for the first time in Season 7 (2011-2012) of the A-League and will be the second franchise representing the Sydney area.

Proposed Sydney Rovers Home Kit

from www.aussiekits.com
from www.aussiekits.com

Formation

Sydney Rovers were formed in 2009 and were granted their A-League franchise in 2009 and will compete for first time in Season 7 of the A-League in 2011-12.

They were formed due to the strong following built up in the Sydney Area by Sydney FC although their emergence and eventual introduction into the A-League was delayed by Sydney FC's five year exclusivity clause which was put in place to protect the original 8 A-League sides. There were a number of bidders for the second Sydney franchise, most of which represented the Western Sydney area. Consortiums from Rugby League heartlands Parramatta and Penrith were eventually beaten out by the Sydney Rovers, which has strong Blacktown City connections even adopting their colours.

Sydney Rovers proposed Away Kit

from www.aussiekits.com
from www.aussiekits.com

The Sydney Rovers club badge features a traditional shield-like design divided vertically into three bars of red, white and black. Three white stars are said to represent the north, west, and south of Sydney, thereby leaving the eastern suburbs to Sydney FC. The Rovers' colour scheme, based on the club's badge, is red, white and black, which were historically Blacktown City's club colours and the prototype kit produced on February 2010 is a tri colour, consisting of red white and black thirds.

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