Welcome to Pine Rivers AFC

Celebrating 52 years of football in Pine Rivers.

Contact: secretary@pineriversathleticfc.org.au

Club Update on 2020 Season

Good Morning

 

We trust that you are all well and looking out for your family during
this time of uncertainty.

We are sending this out to hopefully provide some clarity around
what is happening with the season.

The Safety and wellbeing of our Members is our priority and we
must follow instructions issued by Football

Federation Australia and Football Queensland and have suspended
all football activities until further notice and

wait patiently for our Governing Body to give us some direction
on how the season will look when we resume.

At this stage we will not be offering any refunds as we are confident
that the season will still run its full course

starting from 14th April 2020 as per FFA statement.

We are not able to run any training at present, however we will
be running some fun skills based activities that you can complete on your own
on our facebook page.  

We wish we had answers for you all but as this is something new
to all of us and after speaking to many people in other organisations we are
all in the same boat. We are all in uncharted waters but our Committee

are remaining positive that we will get through these troubled times
and we ask all our members to

stay proactive in doing your part to contain and prevent the
spread of Covid-19

- Social Distancing measures where possible

- Self-isolating if showing any signs of symptoms

- Increase good Hygiene practices

 

Thanks for your patience and understanding during these testing
times.

Season 2020

Its football time again! Time to dust off the boots and wash those shin pads ready for another season. Pine Rivers Athletic Football Club needs your help in upholding our fine tradition of family oriented club and inclusiveness of all families, officials and players. Sign up and enjoy another season in 2020

Registrations Day will be held at the Clubhouse on Friday 17.01.2020 from 6pm to 8pm and Saturday 08.02.2020 from 0900 am to 12pm

Please ensure you start your registration process with this site first AND than also register with Football Brisbane at https://www.footballbrisbane.com.au/. YOU DO NOT PAY ON THE FOOTBALL BRISBANE SITE. ALL PAYMENTS OR PAYMENT PLANS THROUGH PINE RIVERS ATHLETIC FOOTBALL CLUB WEBSITE.

Register Now

We need nominations for Coaches and Managers

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Welcome to the 2020 Season, we have the players and now we need the Coaches and Managers to help organise the team and teach the kids to enjoy the game of Soccer.

Two forms are required to be completed to apply for these roles.  A Volunteer Reward Info Pack and Application Form and a Blue Card form. Two  forms of ID need to be presented with the Blue Card form for a Committee Member to sign off.

Please refer to the  Team Manager Job Description. The Coach Job Description will be available shortly.  

For information and returning forms contact secretary@pineriversathleticfc.org.au.


Once your position has been confirmed and your Blue Card received, you will log onto the Club website and you will see all of the team players and officials and contact details and you can email your team directly through the site.  A Team Page for Match Reports is available.  FB Game Day - Virtual Match Reports - need to be submitted by Competitive Division Team Manager.   




New Season and New Committee Members

The Club held it AGM last Saturday and the following volunteers have been elected to the Committee.  Please come up and say hello to the Committee.  We are looking forward to continuing the family oriented club and hope the everyone has a great season in 2020.  Any suggestions or feedback will be gratefully received by the Committee.

President:                    Julie Gordon
Vice President:            Vacant
Secretary:                    Linda Lee-Grant
Treasurer:                    Brad Stanton
Club Support:               Rebecca Bowles
Football Ops:                Joel Chamberlain
Uniforms                       Brooke Rhoades
Referee Co-Ordinator:  Andrew Foster
Sponsorship                 Janet Alexander

Please remember the above are volunteers and they work, if you need to contact them please do so after business hours.  Their phone numbers and email addresses can be found under Contact.


PRAFC is looking for Club Referees and a Referee Coordinator

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Interested in learning and earning?

PRAFC is looking for Mini Roos Game Leaders and Club Referees for the Junior and Senior Competitions.

Details on the Referee information page.

Submit a Volunteer Application to show your interest.

Referee Coordinator

We are also looking for someone to volunteer to be the Referee Coordinator.

Volunteer Rewards  on offer.

Submit a Volunteer Application to show your interest.

Courier Mail Article about the Club


Here is a copy of the news article from the Courier Mail and it will also be published in the Pine Rivers Press newspaper probably next week.


Keen volunteers seek to form ‘super slick’ football club in Pine Rivers

It is all hands on deck at a fresh-faced football club keen for growth in the north of Brisbane.

Marcel Baum, Pine Rivers Press
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February 7, 2020 10:15am
Pine Rivers Athletic Football Club women's team players Allison Banks, Amy Barter and Keir McEwan having a good time on the pitch.Pine Rivers Athletic Football Club women's team players Allison Banks, Amy Barter and Keir McEwan having a good time on the pitc

PASSIONATE volunteers are determined to “re-establish faith” in a football club with big plans.

Pine Rivers Athletic Football Club (PRAFC) will host its season sign-up day on Saturday.

It comes as the club mounts an ambitious campaign for greater exposure and the appointment of fresh faces in senior management.

“We want to re-establish faith in the club,” club fundraiser and sponsorship co-ordinator Janet Alexander said.

“It is overwhelming but the people are very passionate.

“They have been involved with the club for a long time.


“We have far to go but with more hands it becomes easier and small wins along the way are very encouraging.

“I am doing this for my son and the community and because I think it is worth it.”

Mrs Alexander said there was a groundswell effort taking place at Wendy Allison Park.

Pine Rivers Athletic Football Club looks to build on past success. Here the 2018 men's team celebrates its semi-finals win.Pine Rivers Athletic Football Club looks to build on past success. Here the 2018 men's team celebrates its semi-finals win.

PRAFC took over from Pine Rivers United Sports Club in 2018 after the latter ran into financial difficulty.

“We basically had to build our membership from the ground up,” Mrs Alexander said.

“And we’re looking for about 200 new members this season.

“We’ve just elected a new president at our AGM who has a long history with the club.

“We also have a new treasurer and we are doing marketing with an Instagram page for first time.

“We are trying to get more of a presence in the community to encourage people to engage more with physical activity.

“And we’re about to commence a campaign with the community to display their businesses on banners around the field and hopefully gain some revenue for the club.”

Residents interested in signing up can participate in free football drills on Saturday or see how much oomph they can muster with their strikes with a speed radar on hand.

“We ultimately want to be super slick like Albany Creek Excelsior Football Club which has around 1000 members,” Mrs Alexander said.

“Currently we only have one men’s and one women’s team.

“And we are keen to attract more girls because it is no longer just a boys sport.”

Football fans can sign-up from 0900am to 12pm at the PRAFC clubhouse.

What does your registration fee cover?

Pine Rivers Athletic Football Club uses the fees paid each season to pay for the following:

 

  • National Registration Fee for each player (FFA)
    • State Registration Fee - Football Queensland for each player
      • Football Brisbane Registration Fee 
    • Competition Affiliation fees
    • Player Insurance
    • Individual Player Trophy for all Mini Roos 
    • Team Trophies for Junior Players (3 trophies per team, recipients nominated by coaches and players)
    • Game Jerseys – use throughout the season
    • Referee and linesmen fees for the Competition Season
      (Please note: fees for friendlies prior to the start of the season may not be included in the cost)
    • Repairs and replacement of Game Jerseys as required
    • Director of Coaching Fees
    • Coaching Education
    • Public Liability Insurance
    • First Aid Equipment and supplies
    • Lease of Fields from Pine Rivers United Sports Club
    • Maintenance and purchasing of coaching/playing equipment (cones, bibs, portable goals, ladders, pump, nets, corner posts, linesman flags etc)
    • Electricity for fields’ lighting usage.
    • Mowing and Weeding of all fields
    • Weekly Line Marking costs
    • Administration Costs
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At PRAFC we understand that circumstances change and/or children and adults change their minds about playing for a season or at which club they want to play. Please refer to the PRAFC fees policy for full details on the refund policy.

New Sin Bin Rules for 2020

Outstanding Registration are due NOW


Outstanding registrations need to be paid now.

 

Emails have been sent to anyone with outstanding registration.  Payment is to be finalised asap.

 

If your registration is not paid in full or you have not entered into a repayment plan by presentation day we will withhold any trophies until debt is finalised.

 

Please contact the Treasurer on treasurer@pineriversathleticfc.org.au or 0417 738 099 after 6pm.

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