Choosing a football experience for your child will begin at one of the hundreds of football clubs across Queensland. Choosing a football experience for your child will begin at one of the hundreds of football clubs across Queensland.
These range from grassroots clubs with a focus on fun and participation, to ambitious clubs that aspire to succeed at the highest level of competition.
As the governing body for the game in this state, Football Queensland sanctions clubs and competitions that benefit the entire community and provide a pathway for talented players.
The following products and pathways are designed to assist children at all levels of the game: (Remove this bit)
- MiniRoos Kick-Off: An introductory program designed for boys and girls aged 4 to 9 who are new to the game of football.
- MiniRoos Club Football: A program which allows boys and girls aged 5 to 11 to learn football on smaller fields with modified rules and less players. Youth Football: Club-based football for boys and girls aged 12 to 18.
Junior Football Basics
Age Ranges Explained
Football Queensland’s Player Age Policy dictates that players must play in their designated age group as determined by date of birth.
Exemptions are made for special circumstances, including:
- The Club has insufficient players of the specified age for a team. In that circumstance, younger players from the year immediately below the age group may be included to field a team.
- Players that have been identified and participated in State or National level competitions. In that circumstance, a younger player can play up into the next available age group.
- Players who are suited to a lower age group due to their physical and/or social sense. In this circumstance, a written application accompanied by supporting medical or educational evidence should be considered by the Competition Administrator.
- Add something about when they can start playing Senior football
Registration Process Explained
For footballers aged 12 and up, most clubs field teams in regional or metropolitan junior competitions.
These competitions are contained within FQ’s ten zones (South Coast, Metro South, Metro North, Sunshine Coast, Darling Downs, Wide Bay, Central, Whitsunday Coast, North, Far North & Gulf).
Registering with FQ affiliated clubs and competitions provides all participants with insurance coverage…
You can find a club near you and register at playfootball.com.au.
What’s included in your registration?
Participants in community football can expect a coach that is prepared to conduct engaging, safe and age-specific training sessions. Coaches at this level may hold certificates in MiniRoos Coaching, Skills Training and/or Game Training.
All clubs in Queensland have free access to free access to FQ’s comprehensive Skills Acquisition Phase curriculum (SAP CC), with training materials and complete video guides for coaches.
FQ also encourages all clubs to appoint a Club Coach Coordinator (CCC) to support the development of coaches and enhance the experience for those involved in their local club.
As outlined in FQ’s Blue Card Club Guide, there is a process in place for all clubs to comply with the Queensland Government’s strict “NO CARD, NO START” policy.