Why do we pay an entry fee to enter 1300SMILES Active Park?
The park has large costs to enable the competition to go ahead including lawn mowing, line marking, irrigation repairs, fertilisation, lighting repairs, electricity, rates, and more. All revenue collected from gate entry fees are invested into shade cover, grandstands, fields and more. Upcoming projects include shade cover on more junior fields and grandstands. Volunteers at 1300SMILES Active Park are able to enter free of charge including volunteer managers and coaches.
Why don’t we play at club parks ?
Club Parks require volunteers would have to set up goals, mark the fields and organise canteens. Referees are limited to club parks whereas at a single facility referees are available for multiple games and changes when required. Parents with multiple children playing can also travel to a single facility to reduce travel time to matches.
What age group does competitive football begin ?
Under 12 is when FQ North commences competitive football with referees and points tables. This is also the final age group of SAP and talent identification for Brisbane Roar before the children move into the Talent Support Program (TSP). This program is delivered in conjunction with the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys Centre of Excellence where we focus on the children’s football development.
When does FQ North start pooling teams with results?
Under 9 is when teams results are taken into account and make changes in the competition so teams are playing against other teams of similar skill levels. Under 9 is also when Football Queensland offer the Skill Acquisition Program (SAP). This is the official Football Australia/Football Queensland representative pathway where children are selected to further develop their skills in a high performance environment. These teams are provided with an extra training session during the week separate from club training and play mid week games.
Why do we play at staggered times?
FQ North has a heat policy in place due to higher temperatures experienced in the region prior to Easter. There are breaks in the day for this reason and coaches are encouraged to request additional water breaks when players are showing signs of fatigue. Age groups are also played as per field size and group. For example, Under 5/6/7 all play on the same size field allowing players in the Under 5 age group to play in an Under 6 team if short on players. The same format is followed for the Under 8/9 fields and Under 10/11/12 fields.
Why are fields different sizes?
Under Football Australia regulations, fields have minimum and maximum size regulations. The FQ North 1300SMILES Active Park has a range of field sizes accommodating all age groups.
What rules and playing formats do MiniRoos competitions follow?
All MiniRoos Competitions follow these playing formats and rules.
What match timings do Junior Competitive competitions follow?
Junior Competitive competitions adhere to the following match timing’s:
- U12 – 25 minute halves / 5 minute halftime
- U13 – 35 minute halves / 10 minute halftime
- U14/15 – 40 minute halves / 10 minute halftime
Why are fields different sizes?
Under Football Australia regulations, fields have minimum and maximum size regulations. Endeavour Park is able to accommodate matches of all age groups.
When does FQ North – Southern start pooling teams based on their results?
Under 8 is when teams results are taken in to consideration and changes are made in the competition so teams are playing against other teams of similar standards.
What age group does competitive football begin?
Under 12 is when FQ North commences competitive football with referees and points tables. This is also the final age group of SAP and talent identification for Brisbane Roar before the children move into the Talent Support Program (TSP).
Who can I speak to about development pathways?
Pro-Licenced Coach Michael Edwards is responsible for the talent pathway in North Queensland from Burdekin to Weipa while A-Licenced Coach Reggie Davani looks after the Cairns talent pathway based at Endeavour Park. To enquire about the North Queensland talent pathway please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How is Endeavour Park prepared for game day?
Due to the climate in Far North Queensland causing grass to grow quickly, senior fields must be mowed 3 times per week and fields at the back of the park are mowed twice per week. The fields drain poorly from top to bottom and as a result water sits on the junior fields not allowing time for mowing. If all fields have been prepared prior to the weekend, matches will go ahead on Saturday even if a heavy downpour occurs as long as the ball is not floating and there is no lightning.
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Q: I want to transfer to another club. How do I do that?
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Q: What is the International Transfer Clearance process for juniors (age 10-17)?
A: Read the FFA Guides to International Transfer Clearances on the Club Guides page.
Q: Where do I find the required forms to complete for an International Transfer Clearance?
A: Under the International Transfer Clearances heading on our Forms & Policies page.
Q: Who requires an ITC?
A: Any player who meets one of the following conditions will require an ITC:
- Is not an Australian national and is registering in Australia for the first time; and/or
- A player of any nationality (including Australian) who is registering in Australia after playing abroad
Q: Can a player take part in matches while Pending ITC?
A: A Player who is awaiting an ITC is prohibited from taking part in competitive fixtures, but may take part in ‘friendly’ matches by filling out a Request to Trial form.
Q: How long does an ITC application take to be approved?
A: As a general rule, clubs will be advised of the outcome for an application when the ITC is received from the former national association, or 30 days from the date that FFA requested the ITC from the former national association. Applications that are required to be submitted to the FIFA Players’ Status Committee are an exception, as this may add an extra four months.
Q: Why is so much documentation required for a Minor ITC Application?
A: The level of documentation required for a minor ITC is set by FIFA. FFA and FQ are responsible for ensuring that FIFA Rules and Regulations are adhered to, and are regularly audited to ensure diligence.
Q: I wish to trial for a club in Queensland and I am an Australian national. What is the process?
A: If you are returning to the same club as last season, you are covered by insurance until your first competitive match of a new season. You only need to be registered and active on MyFootballClub prior to your first competitive fixture or as required by the Competition Administrator. The same rules apply to players registered with a different FFA affiliated club (interstate included) in the previous outdoor season. If you do not fall into either of these categories, you are not covered by insurance and are therefore required to complete and submit the online Intent To Trial form.
Q: I wish to trial for a club in Queensland but I am NOT an Australian national. What is the process?
A: You are required to complete and submit the online Intent To Trial form. Additionally, players who require an International Transfer Clearance must be registered and must have received their International Transfer Clearance following the ITC process (outlined above) in order to participate in any form of competition fixture.
Q: Can a player appeal a Mandatory Suspension?
A: Except in the case of obvious error (the particulars of which are exclusively contained at clause 4.3 of the National Disciplinary Regulations), there is no appeal from a mandatory match suspension.
Q: Can an U11 play in an U12 game?
A: Under Football Queensland’s Player Age Policy for Non-PS4NPL Clubs (CLICK HERE for Request To Play Outside Eligible Age Form) players must play in their designated age group as determined by date of birth unless special circumstances apply including:
- The Club has insufficient players of the specified age for a team. In that circumstance, younger players (e.g. U11) from the year immediately below the age group (e.g. U12) may be included to field a team.
- Players that have been identified and participated in State and National level competition. In that circumstance, a younger player can plat up into the next available age group (e.g. U11 may play in U12).
- Players who are suited to a lower age group due to their physical and/or social sense. In this circumstance, a written application accompanied by supporting medical or educational evidence should be considered by the Competition Administrator.
Q: My son/daughter was injured whilst training/playing a game. How do I make an insurance claim?
A: Provided the player was playing in an offical match or engaged in organised training and practice and they aren’t subject to one of the exclusions (detailed HERE) then an insurance claim can be made.
CLICK HERE for the steps to be followed when making a claim.
Q: How many clubs can you be registered with and still play games?
A: Under the National Registration Regulations a Player, whether Amateur or Professional, can only be registered for one Club, in each form of the game (i.e. Outdoor/PS4NPL, Futsal, Social and Beach) at a time. A player, wheter Amateur or Professional, can register for no more than 3 Clubs in each form of the game (i.e. Outdoor/PS4NPL, Futsal, Social and Beach) during one Season (i.e. leaving one Club and registering for an alternate Club). During this time, the Player can only play in Matches for 2 Clubs in each form of the game.
Q: How do I make a complaint about ‘my Club’, ‘a referee’, etc.?
A: The starting point for a complaint that relates to a dispute about decisions made or sanctions imposed under the following is the Football Queensland By-Law 11 Dispute Resolution Handbook.
- the National Disciplinary Regulations (such as the imposition of match suspensions for red card infringements); or
- the National Code of Conduct (such as the imposition of a sanction for bringing the game into Disrepute).
Is the complaint relates to discrimination, harassment, child abuse and other forms of inappropriate behaviour the start of the process by referring to Section D of the Football Queensland Member Protection Policy (found HERE) or by sending an email to email@example.com who will forward it on to a Football Queensland Member Protection Officer.
Q: What if I want to make a complaint but don’t want to name the Club or the person/s involved?
A: Football Queensland may have difficulty assisting you to resolve you complaint without this information as this information is key to any investigation.
Q: Has the Under 12 North Queensland competition changed?
A: Under 12 competition is still considered a competitive competition in North Queensland. However, the format has changed to 9 v 9.
Q: I am a club and would like to sanction a friendly game. How do I do this?
A: Club Executives must email the Football Manager at NQ Football to discuss this. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org