Ruse Football

I remembered as a little boy a football side named Ruse which later joined Rovers to form R’s United.

My understanding is that it’s the area west of the Catholic cemetery, accessed from De Gannes St.

Ruse was the older boys, around the cemetery. Name taken from Laperuse cemetery. The younger bunch wanted our own thing. We formed Rovers and played in the Sunday morning league. Finally, we merged and became Rs United.

Quite interesting. When R’s United came out, they were a big hit in the Arima Football league. That was about forty-five years ago.