This year UQFC will be offering two social competitions per semester, one on Friday night and the other on Sunday afternoon (not Saturday afternoon as advertised on the website, this will be changed). Each competition will be composed of eight teams, with every team playing each other once before the finals series, meaning that you will play at least eight matches, with the potential of two more depending on how well your team goes. This year players will register as a part of a team, rather than individually, with the cost per team being $2250, so for the standard team (17 players) this will come out to just over $130 per player, however there is no limit on the team size (as there are no rules on substitutions). Player insurance is included in the team fee. For those who are not part of an organised team as of yet, there will be a ‘Come and Play’ day on Saturday or Sunday, 23rd or 24th February, where you will have the chance to choose your/ be placed in a team. You may also utilise the Facebook page if you need to find a team/ players to complete your team, in addition individual players and incomplete teams have the option of allowing myself to place them in/ complete their team this year. Teams are allowed to pay and play in both competitions, if they wish, as well as both semesters. Team kits will not be provided this year, it will be up to the team themselves to organise kits, numbers on jerseys are preferable however not compulsory. The teams playing in the Friday night competition will be given a chance to train on UQ Oval 2 on Monday night, and Sunday night teams on Tuesday night, these training nights are almost set in stone however are subject to change. Registration is now open (e-mail myself about registering), and will continue until the end of the ‘Come and Play’ day, with the competitions kicking-off on Friday, 1st March and Sunday, 3rd March. Teams will have until the second game of the season to pay, otherwise they will be removed from the competition (different circumstances may be able to be negotiated).
For those wondering what the UQFC Social League offers, it is the chance to play full-field, full-length competitive football but in a chilled and non-professional atmosphere. The quality of competition is impressive, however it is definitely still suitable for those who have never played football before or are just getting back into it again. You do not need to be a UQ student to register in the UQFC Social Leagues, and being a UQ student does not entitle you to any benefits, however you must be over 17 years of age.
For future updates please ‘like’ the “UQFC Social Leagues – DUB League” page on Facebook and check this website regularly. If you have any unanswered specific questions or inquiries, please feel free to e-mail email@example.com.
The UQFC Social Leagues are managed by the Vice-President of Social Football, and are ultimately governed by the UQFC Senior Committee.
All registered players and managers of the 2013 Social Leagues are members of UQFC and are bound by competition rules and also the Club’s constitution. Additionally, all registered members are covered by personal injury insurance offered through the Club’s affiliation with the University of Queensland.