WELCOME TO BOONAH SOCCER CLUB
We hope you & your child/children will enjoy participating in a club & sport, which will offer many opportunities to develop skills & friendships.
Upon registration every effort will be made to have all players registered placed in a suitable team. However, if numbers for a particular team exceed: 9 players for Under 7 & 8’s, 15 players for all other Junior Teams or 20 players for all Senior Teams, then the Club Registrars & Committee will make a final decision as to the makeup of each team.
Every effort will be made to secure a position for you or your children, however at times players may be asked to play above or below their current age groups. To do this fairly, the Registrars & Committee will take into account the details from the Club Player Registration Form. The final decision though will rest with the registrar & committee.
FIRST TRAINING DAY
Please keep an eye on the news page and keep a look out for club emails for information on the first training day or ‘meet your team day’ where players will be placed in their teams.
At least one parent/caregiver of a player from each team is required to attend the first day of training. Parents/caregivers will need to decide who will be coaching and managing the team.
Training usually begins about a month before the fixtures start. Coaches will advise their teams of training times due to limited fields & numbers.
PLAYERS MUST BE PAID UP BY FIRST TRAINING DAY
Players not fully registered (fees paid in full) may not participate in any form of soccer training or fixtures due to insurance reasons. Please find our club bank details here.
- Up to and including week 1 of play, a full refund will be given.
- Withdrawal in week 2 and week 3, players will receive a 50% refund
- After and including week 4, no refund will be given.
A Junior Sports Association survives on the efforts of its volunteers. We are always looking for more people to help as the cliché really is true: Many hands do make light work!
Please visit our Volunteering page for more information to see where you can help or contact Shane Birch, at [email protected] or call 0429 120 687. The club will send out requests for volunteers for various events throughout the season via email.
ONLINE PLAYER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Players can log in to the online registration system to pay fees or to update details at anytime throughout the season:
CLUB UNIFORM AND ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT
The club supplies all jerseys through the generosity of Sponsors. All other items must be provided by the players. The uniform consists of – Royal blue shorts, shin pads, club socks (Royal blue with two gold stripes on the turnover) and soccer boots.
All these items are available at Maynards Store, High Street Boonah. For a short time until stocks are sold out, shin pads & second hand goods are available from the club shop.
Players must wear proper socks, shin pads, soccer boots, at training & fixtures due to safety & insurance reasons. Training shirts are available for purchase.
All players who wear glasses should wear sports glasses whilst on the playing field. This is a Q.C.S.A requirement.
Players & spectators are encouraged to purchase a club shirt to wear to the games or at other times to show their support of the club. These are available from the club shop.
MEGA SPORTZ SOCCER CAMP
Will usually be held in June-July. Under 10’s-Under 12’s can register for this camp. A separate flyer will be given to teams when available.
RPLs – REGISTERED PLAYER LISTS
All new players will be required to have a digital photo taken on the day of registration & the Q.C.S.A Registrar will issue new players with an ID number as registrations are processed. The Registrar will submit the photo along with registration papers & team lists to the Q.C.S.A Registrar to be processed.
A copy of the RPL will remain with the Manager of the team & are to be presented to the Referee on each match day. If a player does not appear on the RPL they cannot take the field without authorization from the Club & the Q.C.S.A Registrar.
TEAM COACHES / MANAGERS / FIRST AID PERSONS /REPORTERS / GROUNDS PEOPLE / LINESPERSONS /OFFICAL.
A Junior Sport Association cannot develop or run without volunteers.
If a Coach for a particular team cannot be found, that team will not be formed and players will be disappointed. To be a Coach, previous sporting experience or soccer skills are not pre-requisites.
- A Coach must have a commitment to children, an ability to be available at training times and an ability to be available for the duration of the team’s game on Saturdays. Training for Coaches is provided when needed, free of charge.
- A Team Manager must organise the team so that everything runs smoothly, they must be available at training and for games on Saturdays. Team Managers – do rosters for canteen & jersey washing duties, fill out game cards, check the opposing team’s I.D cards, supply a linesperson, supply an official, attend a monthly meeting and disseminate information from those meetings.
- A First Aid Person must have a currant first aid certificate.
- A Game Reporter writes a short report of the game and forwards it to The Fassifern Guardian by 9am Monday.
- Each team needs too provide a minimum of 2 Grounds People (1 for U7 & U8) to form a Grounds Committee to assist the Grounds Person Coordinators in marking out & maintaining all fields throughout the season & for setting up & marking fields for special events for eg: Mega Sports Camp, Finals & Scenic Rim Country Cup.
- An Official must assist the Referee, in particular to maintain an appropriate standard of behaviour during the game.
- A Linesperson assists the Referee by running the side -line, each team has to supply a person every game.
Each team will receive a copy of the teams draw and location so that transport arrangements can be made. Please be at the game at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start (or as directed by the coach) as the manager must present the Registered Player List to the opposition manager and examine the opposition’s RPL before the match can begin. Qld Christian Soccer Associations monetary penalties apply.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARENTS AND PLAYERS
Separate from the efforts of volunteers described above, caregivers of players – or the players themselves in senior teams – are expected to contribute to the team roster for washing jerseys, assist in club & field set up and pack up, all fundraising events and working bees, are to assist the Team Manager in the organisation of their child’s / your team and possibly make themselves available on a roster for canteen duties whenever the team has a home game. Registration of you or your child is conditional upon meeting these expectations! If ALL caregivers and senior players lend a helping hand then the task becomes much simpler.
The Club, under the QCSA, has adopted the Australian Sports Commission for Junior Sport “Codes of Behavior”, the QCSA Child & Youth Risk Management Strategy and the QCSA Social Media Policy. This applies to players, coaches, officials, parents, administrators, volunteers, and spectators. Team Managers will have a copy of these all individuals associated with the club are asked to read & must agree to be bound by its requirements.
The Australian Sports Commission Code of Behavior applies to training & games. One of the most important elements of the code is to recognise that the players are there to have FUN while developing their skills and friendships. As coaches, parents, spectators etc., we need to remember this and not attempt to relive our own sporting prowess or dreams through our children so that too much pressure is placed upon them. Everyone involved with the Boonah Soccer Club has a responsibility to model appropriate behavior and relationships.
The Club as well as Q.C.S.A. has adopted the Active Australia Codes of Behaviour. This code applies to players, coaches, officials, parents, administrators, volunteers, and spectators. Team Managers will have a copy of the code and all individuals associated with the club are asked to read & abide by its requirements.
The Active Australia Codes of Behavior apply to training & games. One of the most important elements of the code is to recognise that the players are there to have FUN while developing their skills and friendships.
As coaches, parents, spectators etc, we need to remember this and not attempt to relive our own sporting prowess or dreams through our children so that too much pressure is placed upon them. We have a responsibility to model appropriate behavior and relationships.
QCSA SOCIAL NETWORKING POLICY
The Boonah Soccer Club strictly follows the QCSA Policy on Social Networking. This means you need to be aware of your responsibilities when posting to social media, e.g. privacy considerations, acceptable online behaviour and not bringing your club or the QCSA into disrepute. Please read the policy in full:
ALCOHOL & SMOKING
By-laws of the Queensland Christian Soccer Association prevent alcohol being consumed or sold at games. Teams whose carers and /or spectators do not abide by the laws will be penalised and the club will also be penalised and fined. We ask for your cooperation in this matter.
Current smoking laws apply: no smoking within 10 metres of playing and viewing areas during organised under-18 sporting events.
CONTACT WITH THE QCSA
Under no circumstances should parents or players contact the QCSA directly – the QCSA executive will not respond to your communication. With a volunteer league of this size it is unworkable for the QCSA to deal with your questions and concerns directly.
Please direct all communications through the club committee who will pass them on to the QCSA and advise you of the outcome.
Players, or parents of players are eligible to join the Boonah Soccer Club, an incorporated association under the Office of Fair Trading, for free. Interested community members may join for a nominal fee. Club membership enables you to have a say in the running of the Club. Please complete the Application for Club Membership if you are interested.
The committee is made up of a dedicated group of parents who offer their time to attend monthly meetings, support the club in fundraising efforts and who are committed to being an advocate for soccer as a sport for young children, adults and for the District.
The Club puts out a Newsletter every second month & notes go out regularly to Team Managers keeping our Players & Families up to date with any news, meetings or issues.
If you have any questions about anything at all, please feel free to talk to either your Team Manager, Coach or a Committee Member. Any issues should be put in writing to the Secretary, to be addressed at a Management Committee Meeting.
Management Committee Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at The Boonah Sports Complex at 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome & invited to attend all Club Meetings, we would love to hear your ideas and feedback. For immediate issues see the club President.
All parents and older members are asked to assist the Committee in fundraising activities from time to time.
If you need more information, please check our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact one of our committee members. Your team manager will also be able answer your questions or direct you to the relevant person.