Samford Rangers Football Club

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Under 12 Division 1 Trials

Under 12  Trials

Samford Rangers Player Makes The Qld Team!

Local lad Finley Mueller, a proud member of Samford Rangers Under 15 team, has made the Queensland Talent Support Program (TSP).


The TSP program is Football Qlds’s premier Training program, providing the selection pool for the next team of Australian Olyroos.  After undergoing trials against Qld’s best players, all of which stem from the representative clubs in Qld, Finley has proven his worth amongst the elite and qualified for the A level program.


James Corner, Director of Coaching at Samford, states, “this is a wonderful and deserved opportunity for Finley. Supporting talent such as Finley’s and providing pathways for such players is an exciting part of our responsibility as a club. Finley ‘s mentality, game intelligence, technical ability and hunger for improvement is second to none. We want our kids to enjoy playing football locally and give them such pathways, which will give them exposure to the expertise of Football Qld’s elite coaches. We are excited to see where Finley can take his talents.”


Breeze Ligthart, Finleys coach stated “he never stops surprising me with his improvements and consistency, the sky is his limit”.


A testament to both Finley and what Samford Rangers are delivering is seen through Finley’s time dedicated this year to develop the younger members of the club who have an interest in goal keeping. Perpetuating strong community within the club and encouraging interaction throughout the age groups is a key focus of the club.


Having recently received a National Club Development Program award of 4 stars in its first year application, Samford Rangers are a proud member of the Samford community who are are providing opportunities for our local kids. With the womens world cup to be held in 2023 in Australia, who knows, we could see one of our local kids feature…

QPL2 Application Success!!

Samford Rangers have been successful in our application for a QPL2 Licence in 2021.  We will field Senior Men and Under 23 in 2021 and Under 18 in 2022.

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UPDATED Junior Trial Dates

2021  Junior  Trials V2

Paul Brownlie Head Coach Announcement

Samford Rangers FC is excited to announce that Paul Brownlie has been appointed as Head Coach for the club’s marquee senior men’s team for Season 2021. Paul has been the Capital 1 Reserves Coach this season and has done an outstanding job with the Reserves sitting comfortably at the top of their division with only 3 games to go.


Current first team coach Terry Kirkham has done an amazing job at Samford this season. Terry has instilled a level of professionalism, commitment and belief in the Capital 1 squad that has seen them rise to the top of the division with a strong chance of gaining promotion to the Brisbane Premier League. In the last few months we have been fortunate to watch some of the best football ever played by a Samford Rangers team. Terry is leaving Rangers on very good terms and has been 100% committed to the end of the season and getting the very best possible outcome for the players, team and club. We wish him well for the future and he will always be welcome at Samford Parklands.


Paul has had a long and successful football career as a player and now coach. He has played at NPL level for Sunshine Coast, BPL level for Peninsula Power, North Star, Easts, Souths, Strikers, Caboolture, Sunshine coast league for Caboolture, XXXX League for Brisbane City, Gold Coast United and he also played for the Australian schoolboys in England. Paul has been Assistant Coach at North Star and Caboolture, and Reserve Grade Coach for Caboolture in 2018 & 2019, and Samford in 2020.


Paul has enjoyed his first year at Samford and is looking forward to stepping up to the Head Coach role and helping the club continue to develop and move forward. Paul is a firm believer in providing opportunities & pathways for our junior players into the senior ranks and is eager to work with all of the coaches and players at Samford Rangers FC next season.


We are looking forward to a big crowd at Samford Parklands for our final home Capital 1 game of the season on the 14th November. Come down and watch some great footy and celebrate our Club’s successes in what has been a crazy 2020!


2021 Trial Dates

division 1 trials

2020 Senior Presentation Night

Welcome to the inaugural Samford Rangers senior presentation night.

A night that we come together to celebrate the years achievements across the senior teams.

Ticket price this year is $36.50 and includes nibbles, roast dinner and desert.

Dress code is Smart Casual (Dress for a night out)
- Long pants, Dress, or Skirt
- Smart shirt, Top/Blouse (No T-Shirts. Polo's acceptable)
- Closed in shoes or Ladies strapped dress shoes (No Thongs)

Live Band, Food, Drinks, and celebrating the years achievements.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Arrival at the event from 5pm with a 530 start
5th December
Location: Samford Parklands clubhouse

Note: Drinks will be available for purchase.

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No Training- 28/10/20

The weather has got us again. All trainings have been called off. 

Samford vie for Promotion to the Brisbane Premier League

For those who are unfamiliar, the Brisbane Premier League (BPL) is the first tier of senior men's football in Brisbane (third tier in Queensland and fourth overall in Australia).

Our Capital 1 team is currently sitting on top of the ladder and poised for promotion to the BPL for the first time in our club's history.  Following on from our hard work and regular promotions from Capital 4 in 2016 under club stalwart Steve Forsyth, Terry Kirkham and his team are in the box seat to grab the opportunity for a single team only to be promoted in this COVID affected season.

We especially need everyone's support over the final four rounds.

This week we play second placed Brisbane Athletic away at Pinkenba.  Kick off is at 6pm and you and the family can be home in Samford by 8:30p.  If you haven't been before, you won't believe the level of football that they play.  Great for the kids to watch and aspire to and a lot of the squad have played at Samford from juniors.  

With 38 goals in 12 games already this season, there's' sure to be plenty of action.

A win will see us 6 points clear with 3 games to go.

Let's get behind our team and support them across the line! 

The reserves kick off at 4pm and they are also playing great football and sitting on top of their ladder.

For season and game details go here

Samford Awarded FFA NCDP 4 Star Accreditation

Dear Samford Sporting Association,

Community based football clubs play a key role in the development of football in Australia.

The National Club Development Program (NCDP) aims to raise the overall standard of club administration and operations at all levels of the game and provides a clear model to develop and maintain a successful football clubs.

On behalf of Football Federation Australia (FFA), I would like to congratulate your Club for participating in and achieving a 4 Star Level as part of the NCDP.

An electronic logo and certificate has been provided to your Club to use and promote your Club's achievement.

Your Club will receive a report highlighting the top five key areas for you Club to address in consultation with your committee/board, members and potentially your governing body.

Valuable resources can be found at where you can upskill your Club to provide the best experience for your members.

Your club is encouraged to update their answers once it has successfully addressed the items mentioned in the report.

The FFA and Member Federations also encourage clubs to provide both positive or negative feedback on the NCDP and associated resources by e-mailing

We look forward to working with you in the future in continuing to develop and grow our game at the grassroots.

Jeremy Toivonen
Member Services Manager
Football Federation Australia

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2021  Coaching  Expressions of  Interest

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BBQs Are Back

Wednesday Evening BBQ

Purchase your sausage sizzle from 5:30 to 7:00pm at the canteen and collect at the BBQ.

Sausage on bread with your choice of sauces (onions optional) $2

Meal deal with a popper $3

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Samford Rangers FC Goalkeeper Coach

Samford Rangers are pleased to announce the signing of Nathan Usher as the clubs Goalkeeper Coach.

Nathan has 25 years goalkeeping experience and 10 years as a goalkeeper coach. His passion is coaching and developing goalkeepers of all ages. Nathan started his coaching journey in the Brisbane Capital League and developed a successful goalkeeping academy at the same time.

He has been involved with Men’s BPL and Women’s WBPL and has successfully completed the advance level 1 goalkeeping licence. In 2018, he was approached by NPL club Brisbane Strikers to coach their academy goalkeepers, which has been his position for the last 2 years.

Whilst still working with the Brisbane Strikers, Nathan joins Samford Rangers to run our goalkeeper program.

He will work with both Junior and Senior Goalkeepers every Thursday night.

When you see him around the club please make him feel welcome.

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Proud Sponsors

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Commitment to our local community is a fundamental part of who we are. That’s why we are proud sponsors of Samford Rangers and committed to helping create vibrant, thriving communities.

Find out more. Call us at Brendale Branch on 3881 0720 or Samford Branch on 3289 6710

COVID Safe Update for Clubs

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COVID Safe Update for Clubs

Following this morning’s update from the Queensland Government regarding new restrictions in the Greater Brisbane area (Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Moreton Bay, Redlands) on gatherings of 10 in a home and outside, clubs are reminded that community sports operating under a COVID Safe Plan may continue as long as measures outlined in this plan are enforced.

As per the COVID Safe Plan for Field Sports and FQ’s Return to Play Guidelines, all Queensland clubs and members of the football community must adhere to social distancing guidelines and attendance tracking measures.

All people in attendance at any football activities MUST sign in and out at the venue, maintain social distancing at all times and not attend any football activity if suffering from cold or flu symptoms.

You can find out more on the Queensland Government website.

Download the Return to Play Guidelines, resources and COVID Safe Plan for Field Sports via the link below.


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Containers For Change - Recycling

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We have now set up Scout Recycling bins around the canteen and also bright orange Envirobank bags at each of the general waste bins for eligible Containers for Change recycling. We are asking for everyone to put their eligible containers in these bins or bags. Please, please, please do not put any thing in this bins/bags other than eligible containers (see picture for eligible containers). Our volunteers have to remove the rubbish so please do the right thing.
We now have general waste bins all around Parklands. They are the green bins with red lids. We also have recycling bin for all other recycling items up at the clubhouse. We are trying to do our bit for the environment as well as fundraising money for our club so please get on board and let’s see how many containers we can recycle.

Goalkeeper Development

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If there is one certainty in football, it is this: The quickest road to becoming a winning soccer team is to have a great goalkeeper. (Julie Foudy)

The Rangers mighty squad of new goalkeepers for the 2020 season is here! Samford is proud to support the development of this young group of goalkeepers, with new goal keeping gloves being given by the club to those kids in our Under 8 teams who have shown an interest in goalkeeping. 

Supporting this, dedicated, focused training sessions have commenced for goalkeepers across the Miniroos and Junior's space. Featured with the kids in the photo is Neil Hayes-Burnham (right) and Finley Mueller (left) who respectively play goalkeeper in the Mens Capital team and Under 15 Boys team (thank you to Tim Green as well who could not be there for the photo).

James Corner, Director of Coaching states:

"The goalkeeper position for myself is the most important on the field, not just anchoring the defense of the team but providing confidence that permeates through all players on the field.

We are very fortunate to have such wonderful goalkeepers in our club within the older ranks. This can be seen not just from their performance on the field, but also from their willingness to give back their time and experience to coaching our young group of goalkeepers. I have been very impressed with the sessions they provide, and love seeing the enthusiasm of the kids who attend the sessions. 

I am personally very excited by this initiative, and thank the coaches and the kids alike as we look to foster the next generation of goalkeeping athletes"

Bendigo Bank First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

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Attention first home buyers!

Are you eligible for the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme?

Get In touch to find out if you qualify to buy your first home with a 5% minimum deposit*

Find out more. Call us on Community Bank Brendale: 3881 0720 or Community Bank Samford: 3289 6710

Unisex Tracksuits in Stock

Tracksuit jackets and pants have arrived and are in stock now. Come in and grab yours. $45 each or $85 for the set.

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Bendigo Bank Insurance

That’s unexpected. So is a bank you can trust with your insurance.

Bendigo Bank offers a broad range of policies to protect your future.

Find out more. Call us Samford Branch: 3289 6710 or Brendale Branch: 3881 0720 and get covered today.

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Players Returning to Queensland Quarantine Procedures Football Brisbane 2020

This is a reminder to all Clubs, that from the 10th July 2020, the Queensland Government has in place Border Restriction Direction No. 8, which relates to crossing the Queensland Border and the responsibilities of individuals entering Queensland. Any person (player/coach/participant) who has come from or returned to Queensland from interstate or overseas, must adhere to the Queensland Governments restrictions and requirements as they relate to the Queensland Border.  Please refer to the Queensland Government Website and relevant authorities for the most up to date information and restrictions.

For the removal of doubt, no one is able to enter Queensland from a Covid-19 Hot Spot, unless they meet the Queensland Government's exemption requirements.  

*NB* - this includes all of Victoria and parts of NSW - 


All players / coaches and other members of your club must follow and abide by all these restrictions or face possible sanction for breach of these Government requirements.

Teal Shirt Program

REFEREES l Football Queensland has introduced the teal shirt for first year referees and pink armband initiative for young referees in 2020.

Like many players starting out for the first time and learning the game, it is the same for our first year referees as they begin their journey officiating games and learning to implement the laws of the game.

⚽️ When you see a referee wearing a teal shirt, it is their first year as a referee.
⚽️ When you see a referee wearing a pink armband, it indicates they are under 18 years of age.

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Field Map

Field  Map

This year's field map. Please make yourself familiar with the fields.

QR Code - Attendance Recording

QR  Code  How  To

With the easing of restrictions through the Queensland government Stage 3 planning, we are now allowed to have up to 500 attend our venue at any one time. There are still guidelines around how we are able to do this and we all must still comply with the rules. 

As part of being able to have our spectators back at Samford Parklands, we need to keep attendance records for 54 days. Football Queensland have supplied us with a QR Code for everyone to be able to sign in and out during their time at the fields. It is a relatively quick process that you can use your smart device with. Please see the instructions. The code has been placed around Parklands and the clubhouse.

If you are unable to use the QR Code, we have also supplied a sign-in sheet which can be filled in as you enter. 

At this stage, we will still be recording our teams through Magestri so no need to check in your players with the QR Code.

Remember to also scan the QR Code when you leave.

When visiting other Clubs, they will have their own QR Code so the same process will have to be followed there as well.

Bendigo Bank Home Loans

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Complete your home loan journey with Bendigo Bank today.

Call us Community Bank Brendale: 07 3881 0720

or Community Bank Samford: 0732896710

QR Code Attendance Tracking