Samford Rangers Football Club

Playing Football Since 1973...

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

AGM Postponed for Coaching Course


Samford Rangers FC has been selected by Football Queensland to host the next C-License coaching course, taking place over a number of weekends in November and December. This is a fantastic achievement as it is the first time a community club has been selected to host this advanced coaching course. C-License courses are always over-subscribed, so an added bonus for the club is that we have been granted 3 places for Samford coaches on the course. We are fortunate to have a number of C-License coaches already at Samford Rangers, and adding 3 more for next season will be hugely beneficial for the club. 


One of the days that the course is running is Sunday 8th November, the day that was originally scheduled for the club AGM. The coaching course requires the use of the clubroom at the same time the AGM was scheduled for. Therefore, the best course of action is to hold the AGM on the following Sunday, 15th November. 


This also means that the deadline for applications to the Committee positions that will be voted in at the AGM has been extended to 9am on the 1st November. 

Notice of AGM 2020

Our Annual General Meeting will be held at the Samford Parklands Clubhouse on November 8, 2020 starting at 9am, with appropriate social distancing and adherence to our Covid-Safe plan. 

All members and interested parties are invited to attend. 

Please refer to this Notice of AGM 2020 for full details.

We encourage all of our members to participate in setting the future direction of the club, and welcome all ideas, suggestions and constructive criticism. Please feel free to speak to any of the current Committee members (contact details are on the website) or you can send questions or comments directly to the club administrator who will send it on to the appropriate person. 

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

Committee Update

Valued Rangers members, 


Unfortunately, Club President Nick Wallace will be stepping down as President with immediate effect due to personal reasons. Nick has been a Rangers stalwart for many years and intends to continue his association with the Club for many years to come. Nick stepped up to the role of President 2-years ago, and we should all be very thankful for his time, effort and leadership. 


Club Treasurer, Graham Young, will be acting President until the AGM on 8th November, when a new President will be voted in per the Club’s Rules of Association. 


Damon Dungey and Trent Davidson have also informed the Committee that they will also be stepping back from their Committee positions at the AGM. 


The Club will be calling for nominations for all the Committee positions over the next few weeks. If you are considering nominating but have questions about what is involved and the level of time and commitment required, please reach out to any of the current Committee members and we would be happy to have a confidential discussion with you. 


We hope everybody is enjoying the 2020 season and embracing the opportunity we have had to play this year after it was looking so bleak only a few months ago. 


As always, if you have any questions, concerns or feedback please send an email to or contact one of the Committee members directly (contact details are on the club website). 




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Samford Rangers Football Academy (2020T4)

After the success of the first program, we are pleased to announce the second program for the development academy is no open!

Fun and challenging sessions are structured to focus on and improve football skills and support individual player development.

Our second academy is for 5 weeks and will focus on scoring goals!

- Children aged 6-8 are Tuesdays 4-5pm (beginning 15/9/20)
- Children aged 9-11 are Wednesdays 4-5pm (beginning 16/9/20)

Academy sessions are:

- 1 hour sessions
- open to boys and girls
- led by licensed coaches
- $75 for 5 week program
the program will break for the school holidays and continue through to the end of October

For further information and to enroll, go to

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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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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.


Samford Rangers Football Academy (2020T3)

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"

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Change Room Closures

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The Committee met on Monday night and reviewed the processes that we have put in place to comply with the Covid-19 restrictions. From the discussions around compliance it was decided moving forward, that we will now close all change rooms as we felt that our compliance was poor. At this stage, we will leave the canteen operational, but this will be closely monitored. This decision is based on a review of our COVID safe plan, how the change rooms and club house have been used over recent weeks and also in light of recent developments in Victoria and NSW. We want people to continue coming to the Club and enjoying playing and spectating, but we need to do our bit to ensuring there is minimum risk to all of our patrons.


All our equipment such as tables and chairs will be put away so we ask that everyone who comes along, that you bring your own outdoor chairs as the club supply will be off limits. The BBQ table/chairs will remain out however a spray bottle of disinfectant will be available to wipe down after use as will the tiered stands by the fields.


We must not become complacent or comfortable in our surroundings, in particular on the social distancing (maintaining 1.5m distance between each other at all times) in high volume interaction areas. The infringement penalty to the individual failing to comply is over $1000. We urge everyone to practice the social distancing; good hygiene; hand sanitizing; check in/out and staying home when unwell, as it is critical and also for your own wellbeing. 


The implementation of Stage 3 restrictions measures must be followed to remain effective even though it is a challenge. The easing of restrictions is not a sign that Covid-19 is over but rather the beginning of the next phase of managing it. This virus is not going away any time soon, so we have to manage our path to living with it, just as part of everyday life. 

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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.

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QR Code Attendance Tracking

Football Queensland makes attendance tracking easy with QR code for clubs

Football Queensland (FQ) can today confirm it has sourced and agreed to supply to clubs across Queensland a simple QR code solution to assist clubs with tracking attendances ahead of the 2020 season restart.

With a contactless check-in poster, visitors to clubs across the state can quickly scan themselves in line with COVID Safe Plan requirements for contact tracing.

The club specific poster, available at no cost, features a secure QR code for visitors to scan using a smart phone and saves on administration time and resources.

“We have stressed the need to be agile and responsible over the past few months and this technology will help our clubs be fully committed to community safety as we return to training and matches,” FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said.

“FQ will cover all EVA Check-in costs through to 30 November and will continue to assess the landscape around COVID-19 tracking requirements throughout that time.

“I encourage every affiliated football club and venue to print their poster and to meet all the important measures contained in our Return to Play guidelines.

“All we ask from participants is that you scan the QR code when you arrive at a club or venue and then fill out the online form with a few essential details.

“It’s extremely easy to use and will enable FQ, your club and your zone to support the relevant health authorities in the event that anyone returns a positive test for COVID-19.”

FQ has developed guides for clubs and their members which will be distributed tomorrow to explain how the EVA Check-in process works.

All participants, club officials and registered volunteers are encouraged to monitor their emails for updates on this.

Return to Football - Stage 3 Guideline Key Changes


  • Do not attend venues if you are feeling unwell
  • Hygiene requirements eg regular hand sanitising
  • Recording attendees at venues (all attendees, not just players and officials) and must be retained for 56 days
  • 5 metre buffer zone between different training and playing spaces
  • The 4 square metre rule per attendee is maintained
  • Recommend that a COVlDSafe Coordinator is appointed by each club
  • Sanitise all equipment before, during and after training/matches
  • Staggered training session start times
  • Separate entry and exit points, where practical and possible
  • Advisory signage is maintained



  • Physical contact can resume at training and matches can be played
  • Up to 500 people permitted at a venue without further approval
  • If more than 500 people are involved, a COVlDSafe Event Plan is required to be completed and approved by your local Public Health Unit. 
  • Spectators must maintain the physical distancing principle of l.5 square metres between
  • different family groups
  • Change rooms are able to be accessed and facilities in them such as showers can be used but this is not mandatory and will be at the discretion of the club. However, appropriate and regular cleaning, disinfecting and personal protection equipment must be implemented. 
  • Canteens, bars and clubhouse spaces can re-open but this is not mandatory and will be at the discretion of the club. Clubs must adhere to the COVID-19 Dining and Drinking checklist 

Fair Play Vouchers

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FairPlay is Now Open!

What's the program about?
Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child or young person, which can be used towards membership, registration or participation fees with registered activity providers.

Who's eligible?
Eligible applicants are Queensland children and young people aged 5 to 17 (inclusive) who either:Please note that there is a limit of one voucher per child/young person per calendar year, applications are open twice a year. If a child receives a voucher in the summer (January-April) round of the program, they will not be eligible to apply for the winter (July-September) round of the same year.

The expiry date for Round 3 vouchers is 11 November 2020 and the voucher redemption expiry is
25 November 2020.

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Return To Competitions Update

The 2020 Season Calendar has now been published for the return of competitions post the COVID-19 suspension of football activities.

Click on the image below to view online and download.

The information on this finalised calendar has been updated based on ongoing feedback and communications provided by clubs through fortnightly club’s meetings and email/written correspondence received from clubs.

The 2020 Key Dates have also been updated to ensure an agreeable fixturing and planning process.

Click on the image below to view online and download.

Football Brisbane wishes to emphasise the following guiding principles for the unique 2020 Community Football Season;

  • Focus is on playing football and the enjoyment of the game (particularly with regards to season length, fixture alterations, participation and health and safety).
  • Across all competitions, make it as simple and easy to play Community Football in season 2020, including simplified competition rules, game day processes, match sheets and competition structures.
  • Be agile as the restrictions may ease, allowing for a change in fixture scheduling for the remainder of the season and club requirements (canteen, bar, change rooms) however the structures of the competitions will remain set.
  • Football Brisbane may require at times, to alter fixtures due to venue clashes, fixture clashes and government restrictions.

As agreed with Football Brisbane clubs, Cup Competitions and Finals are an additional element of a usual season and will not be played in season 2020 due to the already extended length of the season.

In the event of any feedback or questions you may contact the Club Secretary, Damian Davies.

SRFC Return to Training - June 8

Samford Rangers FC training activities will recommence from June 8, 2020.

These guidelines have been developed from the FQ Guidelines

It is essential that we implement the measures outlined in the Return to Training guidelines before returning to training. 

All members of the football community must also ensure they follow the conditions outlined in the Return to Training guidelines.

At each training session, an accurate record of all attendees (including parents/carers) for the purposes of contact tracing must be kept, including full name, FFA number, phone number, date and time of attendance and confirmation whether they have downloaded the COVIDSafe app. We will be using the TeamApp system for this.

The Return to Training guidelines will be amended in accordance with any future government directives.

SRFC COVID-19 Return to Training Guidelines PDF explains the rules and responsibilities

SRFC Return to Training Schedule PDF shows each team's training times. Note the staggered start and finish times and weekend training sessions.

SRFC Return to Training Field Layout Plan PDF shows the layouts for two training areas per field A/B for older age groups and 3 areas per field C/D/E for the younger ages groups with smaller teams.

Failure to meet these conditions may void our insurance policies under the national insurance program, may be dealt with under FQ’s Grievance, Disciplinary and Tribunal Bylaw, and critically, may delay the return to competition

Welcome to Our New Web Site

You may notice that it looks familiar; we have changed back to using Majestri as our host giving us a single system that is purpose-built and delivers club-wide process automation and tracking features to save time for volunteers from the executive committee down and we want to make life easier for current and future volunteers.

Take the time to explore the site noting that competitions and fixtures are still hosted on Sports TG and League Republic.

Any queries or if you encounter any strange or broken links, by all means let us know.

If you are interested in finding out more about Majestri you can check out their web site or look through the help information once you've logged in.


Football Queensland (FQ) has today released a set of FAQs for clubs and participants regarding a return to training in Stage 2 of the Queensland Government’s roadmap to easing restrictions from June 12.

Note that training sessions in Stage 2 are limited 20 people for the whole facility.  This is obviously very restrictive for a club of our size.  The management committee are working through how we might get teams back training in compliance with the guidelines.

View the Return to Training FAQs here.

Visit FQ’s Return to Training Hub.

GM Football Brisbane - Clarification on status of football season

Just a quick follow-up to my email of last weekend regarding updates to the status of the football season.

I understand many of you are fielding questions from your members regarding whether clubs will be able to resume training when some restrictions are relaxed at midnight tonight. Just to reiterate the message that I provided last Saturday in that the current status remains that all football activities continue to be suspended.

Football Queensland is in discussions with the State Department of Sport and Recreation. Two meetings have taken place this week between State Sporting Organisations and the Department to clarify the finer details regarding the restart of community sport but we are yet to be formally advised by Football Queensland of any change to the current status of the football season. Until such time as we receive further directives from Football Queensland, all Football Brisbane football related activities remain suspended.

In next week’s Club Workshop sessions, we hope to be in a position to outline the guidelines and timeframes regarding a return to football and as always, I thank all of you for your ongoing cooperation and patience as we work through this period.


Rafe Griffin | General Manager Football Brisbane

FQ Update on Return to Football

FQ working with Queensland Government to facilitate return to football

Football Queensland (FQ) can today confirm all football activity across the state remains suspended as it continues to work with the Queensland Government on restarting the season.

The step-down approach to easing COVID-19 restrictions in Queensland begins with Stage 1 from 15 May and FQ is currently seeking vital clarification on how new social gathering guidelines affect football.

“We welcome the recent announcement of the roadmap to easing restrictions in Queensland,” FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said.

“However, it is important to have absolute clarity when it comes to certain definitions and rules around gatherings and how these apply to our game.

“The Queensland Government has advised that more details relating to our questions will be made available later this week and we look forward to providing another update once that information has been assessed.

“Before we can return to football, we must also ensure our clubs across the state are given the time to prepare so that they can feel confident in welcoming all participants and members of the football community back into a safe environment.

“FQ has drafted and is continuing to develop the set of ‘Return to Football in Queensland Guidelines’ and a number of checklists for clubs and venues which will allow our game to resume in a responsible manner.

“Until the Queensland Government provides further clarity and approves these guidelines, all football activity including training and games remains suspended.

“Furthermore, FQ is striving to establish confidence that all participants will be adequately protected and covered against risks before we can give the green light.

“We will continue to work closely with the Queensland Government and Football Federation Australia (FFA) on these matters as we build momentum towards a safe restart.

“We ask all members to please stay patient, to read the information provided by Football Queensland as well as the latest FFA Circular – which is available on our website – and to remain respectful of State and Federal Government directives.

“The safety and wellbeing of football participants and the broader community in Queensland and Australia should remain the primary concern for everyone involved with our game.”

FFA Circular: Game plan for resuming grassroots football in Australia

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has today issued the following circular to provide an update on developments regarding the resumption of grassroots football in Australia.
State and Territory restrictions
As previously noted, FFA continues to consult with the Member Federations and all levels of Government and is closely monitoring all COVID-19 developments, including the individual circumstances of each State and Territory.
FFA welcomed the recent announcements by certain State and Territory Governments regarding the easing of COVID-19 related restrictions that may allow for a resumption in certain football activities, such as group training, prior to 31 May 2020 in their respective jurisdictions. We recognise that the position may vary across the different States, Territories and localities in Australia.
FFA supports these opportunities to return to football activities early, provided they are undertaken in line with the medical guidelines and restrictions that apply in the respective State or Territory. This includes ensuring activities adhere to any social distancing requirements and limitations on group sizes involved, as determined by the relevant State or Territory Government and/or Local Public Health Authorities.
The safety and wellbeing of all football participants, and that of the wider community, remains the paramount concern for FFA. We are continuing to work with the Member Federations in supporting the resumption of football in a responsible manner.
Guidelines for the resumption of grassroots football
FFA also welcomed the National Principles for Sport and Recreation recently released by the Federal Government and National Cabinet, available here. These 15 Principles, together with the AIS’s “Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment” (available here) are being used by State and Territory Member Federations to help guide the resumption of grassroots football. This approach is also in line with the “3 step framework for a COVIDSafe Australia” released by the National Cabinet on 8 May 2020, a copy of which is attached to this Circular.
Again, each individual State and Territory may have different circumstances which will influence the approach taken by each Member Federation in facilitating the resumption of grassroots football. However, the State and Territory Member Federations’ guidelines for resuming football activity, considering State and Territory Government and/or local Public Health Authorities requirements, will provide a framework for all participants in football – including players, officials, staff, volunteers and parents.
We look forward to a safe resumption of football activities in line with the respective guidelines in each State and Territory as we continue to play our role as a football community in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

FQ Update on Football Season

Football Queensland continues to step up planning for season restart

Football Queensland (FQ) today confirmed it has developed a draft set of ‘Return to Football in Queensland’ guidelines to enable the ongoing preparations for the recommencement of community and state football competitions set previously for 1 July.

“The health and wellbeing of the football family and all Queenslanders remains our absolute priority,” FQ Chief Executive Officer Robert Cavallucci said.

“Whilst the exact date for any recommencement is subject to further relaxation of Government restrictions, governments are now looking to community sports like football as their commencement is critical to the ongoing health and wellbeing of Queenslanders. FQ will be ready and will ensure football is well prepared for a return.

“To ensure any return to football is undertaken in the safest way possible, we will continue to collaborate and consult with authorities to further develop the set of guidelines that will advise clubs, venues and participants on the expectations and protocols required to get playing and to help keep participants safe.

“FQ further welcomes the release of the National Principles for Sport and Recreation by the Federal Government and the National Cabinet yesterday. We will closely monitor the latest advice and further shape the ‘Return to Football in Queensland’ guidelines by continuing to work with the state and federal government and medical authorities.

“We will be further engaging with clubs across the state in the coming weeks to discuss the guidelines alongside a series of competition scenarios and formats that have also been developed.

“In the meantime, FQ urges all Queenslanders and football family members to download the COVIDSafe app, listen to advice from authorities and continue practising social distancing.

“We each have an important part to play in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and getting back to enjoying the game we love.”

The Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment, which contains the 15 National Principles for Sport and Recreation, is available here.

2020 Season Update

The Samford Rangers Committee hopes all members have enjoyed a safe and happy Easter celebration at home.   


Please find following the latest updates regarding football and the Samford Rangers Club for 2020.


2020 Season


As at the 9th of April we are receiving instructions from Football Brisbane stating intent to commence a 2020 season later this year.  Details of how this will be structured, and associated costs will be communicated at the earliest.    We will be monitoring feedback in coming months and will relay all relevant information to members as it comes to hand.  Whilst there is a chance that the season will resume, we will not be issuing refunds at this stage.  Should the season be ultimately cancelled we will update members promptly with options and details surrounding fees and refunds.  This will be a huge undertaking to assess and calculate refunds of over 700 playing members and we appreciate your patience should this outcome be put forward by Football Brisbane. 


We recognize and appreciate there may be some circumstances where a member is experiencing financial hardship (e.g. loss of income etc.).  In these cases, the Club will work with the individual member/s on a case by case basis to arrange a refund.


Miniroos and Juniors:


After Easter we will be issuing monthly challenges focused on a particular skill with an associated challenge.  Club members will be encouraged to video their challenges wearing club gear and will be provided a specific hashtag to submit their entries on social media (Facebook/Instagram).   The Director of Coaching will select a prize winner in each age group who will receive club promotional items to be specified with each challenge.  More information will be published by the DOC in the coming weeks.


It is important that we all use whatever resources are available to us to encourage physical activity and fitness and we encourage everybody to take part in what will be a good family exercise!  We are more than happy to see Parents submit their entries with the kids regardless of your skill level to encourage general health and well-being.  Have a go!  But be aware.... We might try and recruit you if you show promise!


Seniors and Masters


For our senior and master's players we will be commencing a series of quiz challenges which will focus on specific topics each month.   NO GOOGLE ALLOWED.  We will also be looking to publish some basic fitness workouts and strength exercises to make sure you are all fighting fit and can hit the ground running.


Club Song Competition


For many years our senior players have been singing a club song privately in the sheds to celebrate our victories.  As we develop our club and build its culture, we need a club song that can be sung by every team at Samford Rangers.  This means Family / Child and Sponsor Friendly!!!  We want a song we can all relate too and be proud of.  The existing song is sung to the tune of Bound for Botany Bay and I would be happy to see entries that use this same melody.   For our senior players the challenge is out there to adjust the existing lyrics to something we can teach the U6 players!  All entries will be considered, and we will select the best few entries and publish for comment.  Get your entries in to with the subject RANGERS CLUB SONG.


I would like to thank all members for your patience and understanding. I hope you all stay safe and healthy and look forward to providing further announcements soon.


Best Regards

Nick Wallace


Samford Rangers Football Club

Football Queensland COVID-19 FAQs

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Football Queensland has continued to produce FAQs regarding COVID-19 and football participation to keep our Queensland football community informed.

The updated FAQs include information on club training activities, registration and fees, competition structures and staying connected.

Click below to view the latest FAQs.

Your April Football Brisbane News Update!

APRIL 2020

Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)
Continued Suspension of Football Activities

On the 1st of April Football Queensland (FQ) announced the further suspension of the season and all football activities until 30 June 2020.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has indicated that they will review the current situation on 31 May 2020 which will provide us with adequate lead time to determine whether a return on the 30 June remains viable.

Should this suspension be relaxed earlier, Football Brisbane anticipates it will be able to begin competitions within three weeks of any reassessment date.

We will continue to conduct fortnightly meetings with our clubs to seek feedback and provide further updates. 

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Update on Football Brisbane Competitions for Season 2020

Dear Football Brisbane Community,

Last week Football Brisbane engaged with all 80 of our clubs to discuss the current COVID-19 situation. Clubs have given input into how competitions can be delivered as well as the impacts their club faces based on several different start dates in 2020.
Football Brisbane and the clubs remain united in our commitment to provide a season of football to our community when the government restrictions allow us to do so.
In line with advice received from Football Queensland (FQ) the suspension of the season and all football activities will be extended until 30 June 2020.
Football Federation Australia (FFA) has indicated that they will review the current situation on 31 May 2020 which will provide us with adequate lead time to determine whether a return on the 30 June remains viable. Football Brisbane will take into account the circumstances and government advice at that time to enable clubs to resume operations prior to the season commencing.
Should this suspension be relaxed earlier, Football Brisbane anticipates it will be able to begin competitions within three weeks of any reassessment date.
Football Brisbane would like to thank the clubs for the feedback they provided and their willingness to collaborate with each other and ourselves during this unprecedented period.
Football Brisbane will hold fortnightly meetings with the clubs to provide updates and receive further feedback as we work through this as a community.
Jeremy Medina Chairman
Football Brisbane Board

Football Queensland COVID-19 FAQ

Football Queensland has also produced FAQs regarding football participation and COVID-19. 

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

It's an extraordinary and unprecedented time with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeping the world and the ensuing massive impact it is having on social gatherings and sport in general.

Recently, Football Federation Australia, in consultation with each state federation, took the decision to suspend all grassroots and community based football for a period of 4 weeks in a bid to help mitigate the spread of the virus.

Subsequently and in line with Football Queensland's recommendations, Football Brisbane has suspended all football activity, matches and training, until Tuesday 14th April.

With this suspension in place, Senior and Junior competitions administered by Football Brisbane have been suspended until the weekend beginning Friday 1st May.

Football Brisbane has published a web page that will provide daily updates on the Coronavirus situation, which you can visit via the link below.


Samford Rangers Covid 19 Update

The health and wellbeing of all of our members and families is paramount and we have been taking advice from Government, Football Associations and discussing the impacts of Corona Virus on the 2020 season.

As you will no doubt be aware the federal government has shifted to a social distancing strategy and we have considered the current measures on our operations and season.

Training as at the 16th of March will proceed as usual with the addition of basic hygiene and awareness principles.  We ask parents and players to ensure the following:

1/ Wash your hands prior to training.
2/ Bring your own labelled water bottles to Training.
3/ Do not come to training if you are Sick or symptomatic.
4/ Advise the Committee by email to if you have been confirmed with Corona Virus or are self isolating due to high risk contact.

The committee has been working on staged and measured responses as the situation develops.

Friday 13th March, Football Brisbane cancelled all weekends games which included our planned grand opening and further communications around games will be provided as information comes to hand.

Whilst the virus represents low risk to the majority of our members we intend to act in the interests of the larger community and do our part to help protect the elderly and vulnerable.

Being fit and healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important and the club will continue to support our members throughout the 2020 season.

The committee would like to thank members for your cooperation and will provide regular updates via our website and Facebook.

Kind Regards
Samford Rangers Committee

Sports Shop Opening Hours

Sports Shop Opening Hours for the next five weeks (until Easter break)
Mondays - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Tuesdays - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Wednesdays - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursdays - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

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Grand Opening This Sunday

This Sunday we celebrate the completion of the Samford Parklands football precinct. We would like to acknowledge all the hard work that has been put into getting this amazing facility. We would love to see as many past and present members come along as well as our wonderful sponsors and supporters.


The season is starting soon... have your kids tried on their boots yet? Do your kids need a bigger size? Do you have boots to give away or sell?

There is a place to Buy/Sell/Swap/Give Away football boots locally! 

Join the SAMFORD FOOTBALL BOOT BUY/SELL/SWAP Facebook group and list your unwanted boots and/or search for new boots.

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