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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, Flinders Club Sports Ltd. 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 U18, by participating in the Sunshine Coast Football ‘MiniRoos’, and ‘Junior‘ competitions.

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 Mini 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 – 17 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. (Note Under 12 are still Junior but play on half field)

Is there a pathway for players?

Yes,  our Club provides extended opportunities and guidance through to the top level of the game in Australia. We aim to offer all age groups the opportunity to continue playing for the Club with this goal in mind.   We also continue to work collaboratively with others to provide guidance for players to progress their football careers.

What age group will children compete in 2023?

Classification – Age Group
Mini Roos – Under 6, Boys and Girls (Turning 5 this Year) (play U6 next year as well) – Born in 2018
Mini Roos – Under 6, Boys and Girls (Turning 6 this Year) – Born in 2017
Mini Roos – Under 7, Boys and Girls – Born in 2016
Mini Roos – Under 8, Boys and Girls – Born in 2015
Mini Roos – Under 9, Boys and Girls – Born in 2014
Mini Roos – Under 10, Boys and Girls – Born in 2013
Mini Roos – Under 11, Boys and Girls – Born in 2012

SCF Juniors – Under 12, Boys and Girls – Born in 2011
SCF Juniors – Under 13, Boys and Girls – Born in 2010
SCF Juniors – Under 14, Boys and Girls – Born in 2009
SCF Juniors – Under 15, Boys and Girls – Born in 2008
SCF Juniors – Under 16, Boys – Born in 2007
SCF Juniors – Under 17, Boys – Born in 2006

SCF Seniors – Senior, Boys and Girls – Born in 2005 and before

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?

New updated information coming soon

How to register a returning player?

New updated information coming soon

When should I register to play?

You should register as soon as registration is open, 6. January 2024.

To assist our Registrar in managing the registrations and allocating players to teams, registrations will close Friday, 3rd February 2023.

Team Allocation 

Returning players will remain in the same teams they participated with in the 2021 season and places in teams will be filled on a “First Come First Served” basis (i.e. registered and fully paid).

Once a team reaches its capacity, players registering in that age group will be put on a waiting list to see if we are able to fill an additional team.

When registrations close, if we are unable to fill additional teams in those age groups with waiting lists, the club will consider asking players on waiting lists to fill any vacancies in the next age group up.

Unfortunately, should no vacancies exist, we would need to reject the registration request of those on the waiting lists, to enable them to try and find an alternative club for the 2022 season. This would be as a last resort as we do not want to turn away anybody wanting to play for our club, however, please understand, we are limited in the number of teams we are able to field and the maximum number of players in each team. Register as soon as possible to assist.

How long is the football season?

The season runs from mid March until mid August. Some matches are played in school holidays. Dates for 2024 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 U12’s – U18’s 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 2024.

Duration of games

Under 6 / 7 – 20 mins each way
Under 8 / 9 – 20 mins each way
Under 10 / 11 – 25 mins each way
Under 12 – 25 mins each way
Under 13 – 30 mins each way
Under 14 – 35 mins each way
Under 15 – 40 mins each way
Under 17 – 45 min each way
Senior – 45 min 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 to three half-day carnivals for each MiniRoos age group during the season. Match start times vary (usually between 8am and 1pm).

Do players need to buy a uniform?

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

Every player is expected to wear their Flinders Football Club uniform at training and at games. Our Flinders Football Club uniform serves as a unifying factor, creating a sense of identity and belonging among team members. It helps foster a strong team spirit and promotes a shared purpose, enhancing camaraderie and cooperation. Wearing a uniform portrays a professional image and showcases the team’s commitment to the sport.

Players in Under 10 – 17 must wear the designated Flinders Football Club shorts, also available at the Matthew Flinders Anglican College Uniform Shop.

Flinders Football Club supporter gear can be purchased from the Matthew Flinders Anglican College’s Uniform Shop as well.

What does it cost to play?

Fees are:

Age Group – Total Playing Fee *
Under 6 Boys/Girls – Coming Soon
Under 7 Boys/Girls – Coming Soon
Under 8 Boys/Girls – Coming Soon
Under 9 Boys/Girls – Coming Soon
Under 10 Boys/Girls – Coming Soon
Under 11 Boys/Girls – Coming Soon
Under 12 Boys/Girls – Coming Soon
Under 13 Boys/Girls – Coming Soon
Under 14 Boys/Girls – Coming Soon
Under 15 Boys/Girls – Coming Soon
Under 17 Boys – Coming Soon
Senior’s – Coming Soon

* Includes the costs to register with Football Federation Australia, Football Queensland Sunshine Coast and regular Carnival fees. Does not include the cost of uniforms (see below).

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. Click here to go to the Wet Weather website.

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 18s: Washed out matches must be played and may be scheduled for mid-week and/or Sunday.

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