As a community football club, Samford Rangers FC caters to a broad range of age groups for both men and women. Our mission is to provide the opportunity for the entire Samford Valley community to play the sport at whichever level suits them best.Given the variety of players playing the game, there are a range of different types of competitions in which the Club competes.
SSF (Small Sided Football)
A modified game of football developed for children 5 to 11 years old called SSF (Small Sided Football) which is a smaller version of football on smaller fields with fewer players, fewer rules and modified equipment. As a result, there are more goals and a lot more fun.
SSF aims to give young girls and boys the maximum opportunity to participate in football, the world’s most popular sport. Players are eligible to play once they turn five years of age. SSF is divided into six age groups of mixed (girls and boys) teams, under 6 through to under 11.
For the under 8 to under 11 age groups, SSF games are scheduled for Saturday mornings and played on a home and away basis which means half the games are played at our home ground in Samford, and the other games played at away grounds in surrounding suburbs.
For our under 6 to 7 teams we conduct in-house competitions (our teams play each other rather than other clubs) which means all of our games are played at our home ground apart from one or two fixtures to be played at Dayboro who we invited to participate in our in-house competition.
The aim is to reduce the amount of travel required, especially for families with more than one player. For those who do enjoy playing other clubs, there will be the opportunity (optional only) to play in the various Sunday carnivals that clubs hold throughout the year.
In SSF there are no premiership points, and game scores are not published. This is one of the most important aspects of this form of the game as it moves the emphasis from winning to learning and having fun.
SSF encourages the frequent interchange of players so that all players get equal time on the field. Coaches are encouraged to rotate players so that they do not think of themselves as defenders, forwards or goalkeepers but as football players. Young players develop the skills needed for all positions and players can later make a decision about which position they enjoy the most.