Frequently Asked Questions

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Welcome to Flinders Football Club

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Who is Flinders Football Club?

Flinders Football Club is run totally by volunteers (i.e parents), and is incorporated under the Matthew Flinders Anglican College Parents & Friends Association. The club is not run by Matthew Flinders Anglican College. Our committee members, coaches & team managers are all parents of players.

We  are always looking for additional help to keep the club running smoothly, especially coaches , team managers  and help in the canteen on match days. Please consider putting your hand up when registering your child, these aren’t hard jobs and we’d be happy to walk you through what’s involved if you think you can help.

What age groups does Flinders Football Club cater for?

Flinders Football Club caters for players aged 5 through to 14 by participating in the Sunshine Coast Football ‘MiniRoos’ and ‘Junior‘ competitions. In 2018 we are entering an Under 13 Girls team and an Under 14 team in the Sunshine Coast Football Junior competition for the first time.

What is Mini Roos?

Mini Roos is a smaller version of football that provides boys and girls with a fun introduction to the game. It is designed for kids, with the emphasis on having fun, playing with friends & learning new skills. Mini Roos players are children turning 5 to 11 in a calendar year.

What is Sunshine Coast Football Junior Competition?

The Junior competition is a step up from Min Roos.  Games are played on full size fields with 11 a side teams.  Teams are graded, and play in divisions.  There are additional rules such as off side and referees and linesmen are engaged by Sunshine Coast Football to officiate games. It is for children turning 12 -14 in a calendar year.  Whilst it is more competitive than Mini Roos the focus is still on fitness, fun and enjoyment of the game for all levels of ability.

Is there a pathway for players after Under 14s?

Yes,  as our Club continues to grow we aim to offer older age groups the opportunity to continue playing for the Club.   We also continue to work collaboratively with other clubs on the Sunshine Coast to provide pathways for our Junior players to progress their football careers.

What age group will children compete in in 2018?

Classification Age Group Any Players Born In
Mini Roos Under 6 2012/2013
Mini Roos Under 7 2011
Mini Roos Under 8 2010
Mini Roos Under 9 2009
Mini Roos Under 10 2008
Mini Roos Under 11 2007
SCF Juniors Under 12 2006
SCF Juniors Under 13 2005
SCF Juniors Under 14 2004

 

Do players have to be Matthew Flinders Anglican College students?

No. We welcome players from Matthew Flinders Anglican College as well as players from the wider community. Our key aim is to encourage players of all abilities to participate. Our belief is that every child deserves to play and have fun.

How to register a new player?

Registrations are made via the National Online Registration System: MyFootballClub. We will provide you with an easy to follow Step by Step guide on how to complete a registration online.

You will initially need to apply for an Football Federation Australia (F.F.A) number for your child. Once you have received your child’s F.F.A number, keep a note of it somewhere, as players keep the same F.F.A number for life.

How to register a returning player?

Registrations are made via the National Online Registration System: MyFootballClub. We will provide you with an easy to follow Step by Step guide on how to complete a registration online. Your child’s information has been pre-populated into the system, so it only takes about 2 minutes to complete a registration.

You will need your child’s F.F.A number & password. These would have been provided to you the very first time your child was registered. Players keep the same F.F.A number for life. If you do not know your child’s F.F.A number, you can find it through MyFootballClub using their full name & date of birth.  If you don’t know your password you can apply for a new one through the website.

How long is the football season?

The season runs from mid March until mid August. Some matches are played in school holidays. Dates for 2018 are yet to be announced.

Where & when is training?

Training takes place Friday afternoons (3:30 – 4:30pm) on the school ovals for all teams.

The U12s – U14s will train on Tuesday and Friday afternoon (3:30 – 4:30pm)

A  Flinders Football Club Timetable will be made available to everyone as we approach the start of season 2018.

Duration of games

Under 6 / 7 15 mins each way
Under 8 / 9 20 mins each way
Under 10 / 11 / 12 25 mins each way
Under 13 / 13 Girls 30 mins each way
Under 14 35 mins each way

Where & when do matches take place?

Through our association with Sunshine Coast Football, our teams compete in matches against teams from other football clubs across the Sunshine Coast. Some matches will be home games (ie at Matthew Flinders Anglican College) whilst others will be at other clubs’ grounds.

Matches are generally played on Saturdays with two half-day carnivals for each MiniRoos age group during the season. Match start times vary (usually between 8am and 1pm).

What does it cost to play?

The 2018 Fees are:

Age Group Total Playing Fee * * Includes the costs to register with Football Federation Australia, Football Queensland & Sunshine Coast Football. Does not include the cost of uniforms (see below).
Under 6 Boys/Girls $220
Under 7 Boys/Girls $220
Under 8 Boys/Girls $220
Under 9 Boys/Girls $220
Under 10 Boys/Girls $270
Under 11 Boys/Girls $270
Under 12 Boys/Girls $270
Under 13 Boys $320
Under 13 Girls (New) $270
Under 14 Boys/Girls $320

Do players need to buy a uniform?

Yes. All players must wear the Flinders Football Club jersey & socks, available at the  Matthew Flinders Anglican College Uniform Shop.

Players in Under 6 – Under 9 can either wear their Matthew Flinders Anglican College sports or the designated Flinders Football Club shorts, available at the Matthew Flinders Anglican College Uniform Shop.

Players in Under 10 – 14 must wear the designated Flinders Football Club shorts, available at the Matthew Flinders Anglican College Uniform Shop.

Flinders Football Club backpacks & caps are provided free of cost to all new players to Matthew Flinders Anglican College. Returning players can purchase new backpacks & caps at a small subsidised cost.

Second hand jerseys (must be in very good condition) can be traded through the Flinders Football Club website and Facebook page. More info on this will be provided early 2018.

Wet weather?

Unless the playing fields are closed by the home club (this usually only happens if it has been raining for several days), matches go ahead even if it is raining. Clubs generally have up until 7:30 AM on the morning of a match to decide whether to close their fields or not.

Team managers will be notified if games are cancelled. They in turn let their team know.

MiniRoos: If possible, washed out matches will be rescheduled to the Sunday of the following week.

Under 12s – Under 14s: Washed out matches must be played and may be scheduled for mid-week and/or Sunday.

To receive more information

For more information or to contact us please visit: http://www.flindersfootballclub.com/club-contacts/