Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What division/team will my child play in 2023?
A. Junior players will play in the team for the age they are turning in 2023. E.g If your child is turning 7 in August, they will play in the U7 division. Unfortunately this does mean that children may not be able to play with their friends as Football Queensland does not follow the schooling system ages.
Q. What is the youngest age a player can be?
A. The youngest players that are able to play in 2023 must be turning 5 or born in 2018.
Q. When does Country train?
A. Both our Junior & Seniors train on Wednesday afternoon at Wests Leagues Club, Walkerston (Branscombe Road). Senior training commenced on January 4th and Junior training is set to start on Wednesday, January 25th.
Juniors (U5 – U16) 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Senior (Men & Ladies) – 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Q. When does registration open?
A. Registration opens via PlayFootball on January 9th. You can register by the following link www.playfootball.com.au. Please also follow our Facebook page for regular updates regarding club registration. ALL players are required to be registered online prior to January 31st so teams can be finalised for the 2023 season. If you are wanting to register after this date, please contact the club directly to see if there is still space available on your chosen team.
Q. How much are the season fees?
A. For the 2023 season:
Mini Roos (U5-U12) – $277
Junior Competitive (U13 – U15) – $280
Junior Competitive (16/17) – $290
Seniors – $360
Q. How do I pay for the 2023 season registration?
A. There are a few payment options available. You can either pay direct via card on PlayFootball or you are able to make a direct bank deposit at the completion of the online registration. If you do require a payment plan please contact firstname.lastname@example.org asap so that the first direct debit can be taken before the season commences.
For those that are eligible for FairPlay vouchers, you can use via the online registration. Please make sure that you also provide a copy to the club by the above email. To apply visit – https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/fairplay/apply
Q. I am interested in being a Coach or Manager this season, who do I contact?
A. If you are interested in being a volunteer Coach or Manager please contact Laura our Coaching Coordinator. She can be contacted via email@example.com. Alternatively you can send us a message via Facebook.
Q. Will I be advised of what team I am in/my child is in?
A. Yes. For seniors this will be confirmed early in the season depending on the division you would like to play. For juniors once all/most registrations have been processed the Junior Registrar will allocate teams and distribute via email. For players that have previously played, we do try our best to keep you in the same team or with similar people if numbers allow.
Q. Where are games played?
A. Games are played at Mackay Football Park – Corner Heath Road and, Glenella Road (Glenella) for all juniors and some senior games. Junior games are Saturday mornings with Senior games on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons. Game times can be found online and our FB is updated weekly with upcoming times and fields for easy access.
Q. Can I purchase merchandise from the club?
A. This season you are able to purchase merchandise when Junior training commences. This includes club polo’s and training shirts + country shorts. Unfortunately what we have in stock is all that is available and anything further can be ordered via our new supplier online and will be shipped directly to you. This will be up and running early February.
Q. What socks can players wear in the 2023 season?
A. This season players are asked to wear full black football/soccer socks that can be purchased from any of the sporting retailers – Rebel, Intersport etc.
Q. Is U12 now considered non-competitive or MiniRoos?
A. Yes. As apart of the Football Queensland playing reform, U12 will now be playing in the MiniRoo division’s (non-competitive) with U13’s the starting year for competitive Football. If you would like more information regarding this you can visit: https://footballqueensland.com.au/#
Q. If I have a concern, where can I voice this?
A. The club holds monthly committee meetings on the first Thursday of every month in the Wests Leagues Club Boardroom from 6:30pm. If you have an issue or would like to discuss any matters please email firstname.lastname@example.org to add your item to the meeting agenda prior to the day. Everyone is welcome to attend and we will post a reminder on our Facebook page.