June 2014 - Leigh Cusack
Leigh works tirelessly both in the public eye running the shop and behind the scenes organizing things such as team photos and trophies. She also organized the club for the Historical Motorcycle Club Swap Meet which is just one of our fundraising initiatives we are trying to develop from alternative revenue streams to our club members. It was a great success for the first year and we look forward to enhancing the event further and it becoming an annual fixture for Brisbane's motorcycle community.
May 2014 - Michelle Jeffrey
Michelle is always happy to put her hand up to help around the club. Her fundraising efforts this year organizing the chocolate drive and entertainment books has returned over $4,000 to the club. Helping to keep fees down.
April 2014 - Gary Richards
Garry is in his third year as coach and mentor of our club referees, particularly our Miniroos refs. You'll see Gary wandering around the games at the club on most Saturday mornings, observing and mentoring our young refs and is a big factor in why so many of our kids go on to FB "black & white" duties. Thanks Gary.
March 2014 - Chris Goninon
Chris is in his first year as Over 35s Co-ordinator and is doing a great job. He was able to work through the sensitive negotiation process and put together a third Over 35s team in partnership with Dayboro Dingoes FC and facilitate the use of Harold Brown Park for some non-SRFC fixtures in the Over 35s league. Thanks Chris.
February 2014 - Nerida Harvey
Nerida is a great asset around the club. She has served in many positions from team manager to secretary as her 5 boys have played their way through the age groups. This year she has again put her hand up as Junior Registrar and spent many hours entering manual sign on forms in to MyFootballClub and adding members into our membership management system. Thanks again Nerida.
About the Award
The Samford Valley Hotel Volunteer of the Month receives a $50 meal voucher courtesy of the pub along the the accolades of course.
To nominate someone for the award please tell us who and why by clicking the button below
Nominations are reviewed and voted on at the monthly committee meeting.
Congratulations to the winners of our WORLD CUP SWEEP.
1ST GLENN GOODING GERMANY $400
2ND CAPITAL 2 ARGENTINA $200
3RD U9 ROAR NETHERLANDS $100
4TH JESSIE HERBERTSON BRAZIL $100
• Ages U/6 – U/14 Boys and Girls
• Tuesday 8th July – Friday 11th July, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
• Samford Parklands
• Cost is $90, which includes a FREE Skill Football
• Registrations must be received by Tuesday 1st July
• All players must bring their football, water bottle, shin pads, football boots, sunscreen and a hat.
Samford Rangers are the Samford Chemmart community fund recipient for June.
Members must tell the staff they are Rangers members and Chemmart will donate 10% of their total sale on all products inc prescriptions back to the club at the end of the month.
So head into Chemmart for all your health needs and say thanks to Karen and her team.
IGA Future Soccer Stars Promotion
The first week of winners of the IGA Future Soccer Stars $2,500 Grants have been announced with 8 of the 15 clubs awarded grants coming from Queensland and Samford Rangers FC being one!
Thank you IGA.
Moreton Bay Community Grants Program
Moreton Bay Regional Council have continued with their great support of the club awarding us a grant under the Community Grants Program that goes towards a new PA System for the Samford Parklands facility.
Thank you MBRC
Many thanks to Monique Davies for her ongoing work as grants officer.
Our 2014 Junior Football Academy starts next Tuesday, May 27, and will run for an initial period of 4 weeks. Further sessions may be added after that depending on the numbers.
U8 & 9 Session 5pm - 6pm
U10+ Session 6pm - 7pm
Note - ALL U8 to U13 players are welcome.
The sessions will be based on the Skill Acquisition Phase of the FFA Curriculum and will be run by our DOF, Garry Bromfield, and TD, Arno Tretter.
Samford is hosting a multifaceted arts project this year. This weekend there are free short film workshops for youth run by a past Samford student, and other local film makers.
Places have nowhere near filled up for this workshop and we really want to get the word out to young people in The Samford Valley. Are you able to help by spreading this to all of your contacts?
Please have a look at the promo video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95vt1xXic-U and as bookings are essential follow this link to secure your place - http://www.samfordnow.com.au/workshops.html
The 2014 Junior Training Jerseys have come in.
The sports shop will be open during training this week on Tuesday and Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm for each player from Squirts to U13 to pick theirs up.
While we have enough in number, sizes are limited to first in best dressed (literally!)
There are also limited stocks of adult sizes for $30 ea.
FFA Concussion Policy
As you would be aware there has been much media and public comment recently about concussion
injuries in sport. We have attached an important document prepared by Football Federation Australia on
this subject which will be of interest to all of your club officials, medical staff and players.
Please feel free to distribute to all and/or establish a link on your websites.
The link on FFA website is
AFC Cup Volunteer Roles
The Asian Cup is our chance to showcase Football to the Queensland and Australian public and to enhance our reputation for staging great sporting events and benefit from long term community, diplomatic and economic benefits that the tournament will generate.
A huge number of volunteers are needed to run these events and our football community has an
opportunity to be part of one of the largest sporting tournaments in the world.
There will be a wide variety of roles available to volunteers across multiple areas, each requiring different
skills, knowledge and experience. These areas include:
passionate about football to sign-up to be part of this once-in-a-generation opportunity.
Applications are now open!
For all the details head to http://www.afcasiancup.com/volunteering
Coach and Referee Accreditation Details in MyFootballClub
If you are a Coach and you hold a valid coaching accreditation (ie you have previously attended either a
community or advanced pathway FFA accredited coaching course) your details have always been
maintained in the National Coaches system.
Early this year the FFA started the process of moving these details into the My Football Club database.
Therefore all of your Coaching, Referee, Player details etc can be found via one unique number – your 8
digit FFA number. This process has been evolving over the last couple of months and the FFA have
advised we are almost there.
If you attended a coaching course prior to December 2013, your details will already have been updated.
This means you can check your qualification data and reprint a copy of any of your certificates provided
they are still current.
If you have attended a course since the 1st
January 2014, your details may not yet have been merged,
however, it should be available within the next week or so. Once the data merge has been finalised
Football Queensland will be contacting you via email with details on how to check your details and print
If you have any further queries go to the Myfootball club website or contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Photo ID Required for players involved in any game from U12 upwards
This is a reminder that under the Rules of Competition all players must have a passport style photograph
attached to their ‘My Football Club’ record.
Clubs can run a report within My Football Club to identify those players who do not have a photograph
attached and should work quickly to complete this requirement before competition begins.
While Football Brisbane would prefer all age groups from U6 up to have identification, we will not be
enforcing this requirement for the U6 to U10 age groups this year. However, as it is possible for U11
players to be borrowed into U12 competitions, these players will require the Photo ID.
Clubs are then able to produce the Team sheet for their appropriate team and provide it to the Team
Manager for match days. All Clubs have been provided with this process previously, but it will be placed
on the Football Brisbane Website shortly.
We still have 2-3 positions available for both senior and junior players in each of the following levels:
There is also some places available in some mini roos teams from Under 6 through to Under 11.
There's plenty of places left in the Squirts program (Under 4/5).
Please contact us if you are interested.
It's great to be able to announce that Pizza Capers Samford have come on board as a club sponsor. All U6 & U7 will receive a "player of the week" certificate and free kids pizza voucher with no conditions (i.e. the parents don’t have to buy anything to receive the gift)
All members can also receive a FREE bread if ordering online - the code will be valid until 30/06/14 - ONLY at Samford Store. Click the banner below to order and use the offer code 73849.
Notice from Football Brisbane