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Junior Football at UQFC


UQFC offers a wide array of options for junior footballers starting from age five and progressing through until under 16's.  UQFC prides itself on offering top quality coaching, pathways for juniors who wish to progress to an elite level, and a friendly environment for all.  All abilities are catered through across our teams:


  • Miniroos - aged 5-12
  • Junior Development - U9/U10/U11/U12
  • Metro Divisional - U13-U16
  • FQPL Development (Previously BYPL)
  • FQPL Metro (Previously Development/Div 1)
  • Metro Divisional Girls
  • Skiils Acquisition Program (SAP)


To play at UQFC, you must first be offered a position in writing, then enrol at UQFC and finally register with Play Football.  Details of this process can be found on our enrolment page.  This page also contains details of our sibling discount policy.  


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Miniroos


The MiniRoos competition offers football in a fun, friendly environment for those aged 5-12.  The size of the field, number of players and duration of games increases as the players age.  Here at UQFC, we have boys only, girls only and mixed teams at each age group.  


You can find out more about our MiniRoos competition and how you can take part on our MiniRoos page.

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Junior Development


Development football is a program offered by UQFC for our under 9, under 10,  under 11 and U12 age groups and is suitable for more advanced players.  The development teams compete in the highest level MiniRoos competition (Kangaroos - formerly known as Komodo Dragons) run by Football Queensland.


The Director of Football, club selectors and coaches observe players during games and training, then invite players to trial for development teams.


Games are usually played on Saturdays following a home and away format.  Training is held on a midweek evening, as determined by your team coach.  Development teams have parent coaches.  UQFC works with these coaches through grass roots coaching courses held in the early months of each year, or by financially supporting attendance at coaching courses run by Football Queensland.


All players must wear football boots with plastic tags and shin guards.  The club will provide team shirts for matches.  Training kit and playing shorts are available for purchase at registration or via our online shop.


If you are interested in developmental football at UQFC please contact the UQFC administrator.

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Metro Divisional U12-16


Metro Divisional football is an age group competition administered by Football Queensland for age levels U13 to U16 in an 11-a-side format.  UQFC traditionally fields teams from division 1 to division 5 depending on annual registration numbers.


UQFC announces trial dates around September, or in January or February.  Experienced coaching staff then select squads for the upcoming season.


Metro Divisional football is played either on Saturdays or Sundays depending on the age group and Football Queensland scheduling with a home and away ground format.  Training is held midweek evenings.  Metro Divisional teams have dedicated volunteer coaches.  UQFC is committed to developing these coaches through grass roots coaching courses or by financially supporting attendance at coaching courses run by Football Queensland.


All players must wear football boots with plastic tags and shin guards.  The club will provide team shirts for matches.  Training kit and playing shorts are available for purchase at registration or via our online shop.


If you are interested in developmental football at UQFC please contact the UQFC administrator.

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FQPL Development (Formerly BYPL)


FQPL Development Football is an elite age group competition administered by Football Queensland for age levels from under 12 to under 18.  UQFC is one of only 14 clubs in Brisbane to have been awarded FQPL Development status.


UQFC announces trial dates for FQPL in around October or November for various age groups, and in conjunction with divisional trials, experienced coaching staff select squads for the upcoming season.


FQPL Development is played on either a Friday evening, Saturday or Sunday depending on the age group and Football Queensland scheduling, with a home and away format.  Training is held twice a week on midweek evenings.  FQPL Development teams have dedicated professional coaches with a minimum FFA C Youth Licence accreditation.


All players must wear football boots with plastic tags and shin guards.  The club will provide team shirts for matches.  Training kit and playing shorts are available for purchase at registration and in our online shop.


If you are interested in playing FQPL Development football at UQFC contact the Director of Junior Football.

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Girls Metro Divisional


UQFC has a strong tradition of girls playing football with over 200 girls participating in teams . UQFC has the highest representation of female players of any club in Queensland. UQFC also offers a pathway for girls to compete in U12 to U16 Metro division one football administered by Football Queensland (FQ) in addition to girls only & mixed teams at MiniRoos (U6-U11) level. UQFC also has a pathway for our junior girls to transition into senior football after U16.


UQFC will announce trial dates traditionally in September or January/February pre-season for the various age groups and levels, with an experienced coaching staff selecting squads for the subsequent season.


Girls football is played either on Friday evenings, Saturdays or Sundays depending on the age group and zonal scheduling, with a home and away ground format. Training is held midweek evenings. Girls teams have FFA certified coaches in addition to dedicated volunteer coaches with UQFC developing these coaches through coaching courses or financially supporting attendance at coaching courses run by Football Queensland.


All players must wear football boots with plastic tags and shin guards. The club will provide team shirts for matches. A training kit and playing shorts are available for purchase upon registration and in our online shop.


If you are interested in girls football at UQFC please contact the UQFC Administrator.

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Skill Acquisition Program (SAP)


The Skill Acquisition Program (SAP) is a key component of Football Federation Australia’s national curriculum.

The program is designed to perfect and accelerate the skill development of identified players between the critical ages of nine to 13, and aims to give these players the technical tools to play at the highest possible level.

It is based on world’s best practice and has been developed by internationally acclaimed technical coaches and the FFA Technical Department.

As a Licensee, UQFC plays an important role in providing a best practice training environment and youth training plan, while also providing SAP Academy Carnivals for players to test their skills in a competitive environment.

SAP is facilitated by the UQFC Director of Coaching - Junior Girls (Matt Skeers), and FFA C Youth Licensed coaches.


Initial trial sessions are held prior to each season.  


SAP runs from February to September and is split into six week cycles.  The program does not run over school holidays.  Due to SAP being a full-time program with weekly games, players in SAP are not able to also play in another team for the club.


TRAINING/CARNIVALS

TEAMYEAR OF BIRTHCOMPETITIONTRAINING SESSIONS
U9 Angels2012/11U9 Goanna (mixed)x2 per week (1hr)
U10 SAP2011/12U10 Goanna (mixed)
SAP carnivals throughout the year
x2 per week (1hr)
3 round optional
U11 Angels2010U11 Goanna (mixed)x2 per week (1hr)
U12 SAP2009/11U11 Komodox3 per week (1hr)

For more information about the FFA SAP, please contact uqfcangels@gmail.com or uqfcremo@gmail.com.


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