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Last updated 10 Jan 2023
Field 1 (Main) - Wendy Allison ParkClosed
Field 5 - John Davidson ParkOpen
MiniRoos Fields - Wendy Allison ParkOpen

SEASON FAQ

FAQs regarding membership, games and training

  1.  What is the registration process for players?
    • Registration is in two parts.  Part 1 is to register at Play Football.  Here you will pay your FA / FQ Affilliation fees and handle all the FA requirements to be allowed to play football in Australia.  Part 2 is to register here on the club website (Register here) where you can set up your details for club communication and also create a payment plan for the club fees for the season.

2.  When does training start
  • Training for Senior teams starts in Late November or Early December, dependant on the ability to find a training location with lights.  MBRC undertake a field renovation activity during every off season that limits our ability to train at home until late in the calendar year, or early in the New Year.
  • Training for Junior Football teams and the MiniRoos teams is dependent on season start.  In 2023, Junior football kicks off on February 18, so teams are training by late January.  Miniroos football does not kick off until after April school holidays, so training will probably not start until March.

3.  What night is training?
  • So far in 2023:  
  • FQPL Training is 6:30 - 8:30 - Tuesday and Thursday Nights.
  • Women's Metro training is 7:00 - 8:30 Tuesday and Thursday Nights
  • Men's Metro training is 7:00 - 9:00 Wednesday Nights
  • U14 Girls Training is 5:15 Tuesday Nights
  • U14 Boys Training is 5:30 Tuesday Night (31/1) - regular schedule to be determined
  • Miniroos training (and any further junior competitive training) is determined by the schedule of our parent volunteers.  As they are giving up their time to coach a team, we give them first preference on the training night they can best accommodate.

4. Why do you use parent coaches?  Don't I pay for a football program?
  • Fees for membership cover things like field / lights hire; playing shirts; referee fees; balls; game infrastructure (goals, nets, etc); training cones; affiliation fees (the club also pays to affiliate with FQ); game day supplies; field improvements etc.
  • If we employed paid coaches, our life would be simpler, but it would certainly be a cost we would have to pass on to parents - so we try to keep costs low and use parent coaches.   

5. What days are games?  What sort of times?
  • Senior games can be on Friday Nights, Saturday or Sunday.  The earliest kickoff on a Friday night is now 6:30 p.m. There may be a need for midweek games following a spate of washouts, but FQ do schedule in weekend catch up rounds to try to avoid this.   Note -weekend games do not have a set start time for Seniors, but are ususally in the afternoon or evening.  There are some clubs like KPR who have to schedule earlier kickoffs as they do not have lighting on their fields.
  • Junior Games can also be on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night.  In the ages that PRFC have teams, games are usually on a Sunday morning - although they can be played at any time in the day according to the hosting team's ground availability.   Junior games played on a weeknight have a latest start time according to the age group being played.
  • Miniroos Games are on Saturdays.   Usually, U6 start between 8:30 - 9:00 and other age groups fall into time slots approximately 50 minutes later by increment.  The times are dependent on the host club and have been as early as 8:00 on some schedules.  Miniroos games often kick off as late as 12:00 in the higher ages.

6.  Where are games played?  (What Region)
  • This is our most difficult question to answer definitively.  All groupings are based off nominations into a competition, and while Football Queensland can attempt to group teams by distance, they are not always able to.  
  • In MiniRoos - we ask to be contained into an area between Clontarf and the Jinker Track (Pine Hills FC).  This gives us potential games against Caboolture, North Pine, North Lakes United, Narangba, Dayboro, Samford, Brighton, Peninsula Power, Ridge Hills, Ace and Pine Hills.  In recent years, we have had to play teams in Moggill, and Bribie Island.  We will release the draw as soon as it is publicly available so you can plan your year.
  • In Junior Football - we will largely stay North of the Brisbane River, but this includes trips to Toowong and UQFC - as well as a possiblity of Caboolture and Bribie Island.  
  • In Senior Football -  we will largely stay North of the Brisbane River, but this includes trips to Toowong and UQFC, as well as a possibility of Caboolture and Bribie Island
  • In FQPL Football - we roam wherever the nominations take us - in season 2023, we return to Toowomba (Willowburn); Jimboomba; Yeronga; Salisbury and Narangba among other destinations.

7. I was a volunteer last year / you already know me - why do I have to sign on again?
  • Our constitution says roles other than the executive committee are annual and must be reviewed every year.  
  • Our process says application must take place by way of the approved application form and be reviewed by the management committee before approval.
  • Even appointed positions like the FQPL coach and manager are asked to apply to meet this formality
  • PRFC are obliged to confirm your BlueCard is current if you are taking a position and this step is a good way of ensuring that this happens.

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