Juniors (U12-17)

Junior Competition

Samford Rangers Football Club offers Junior Football fixtures for boys and girls from U12 – U16. In order to do this we, like many other Clubs, affiliated with a body known as Football Brisbane (FB) who Administer the BPL, BYPL and Divisional Juniors Competitions (Mixed or Girls).

Fixtures formally become competitive from Under 12. (i.e.: The player turns 12 during that calendar year).
FB requires all clubs to nominate their Junior Competitive teams into divisions according to ability.

As there may be more than 1 team per age group it is necessary for all clubs to grade individual players according to their level of football development, (ability).

Generally, our Junior Competitive teams are mixed gender.  With the continuing success of the Matilda’s and an ever-increasing number of girls are registering to play football and Samford Rangers will offer “all-girl teams” where numbers permit to play in the Divisional Girls Competition.

Junior Grading Process

Assessment of player ability is based on player performance at grading sessions and advice from club coaches, who where possible, are also in attendance at grading sessions.

The first grading session will usually be run in early December.  These sessions are an opportunity for all players (returning and new to the club) to be seen by the Clubs Coaching group and team coaches and allow interim squads to be selected. The more sessions a player attends allows a more accurate assessment of the player’s ability.

The second grading session will usually re-commence in early February immediately after sign-on day with the finalised squads to be announced shortly after grading concludes.

Where possible all players should play in their correct age competition, i.e. U12’s play in U12. However, some players may need to play up a grade due to player numbers in an age group.

Final teams will be announced by email and listed on the member’s website in February.  Any queries regarding junior grading should be directed to the club Director of Coaching.  It is important to realise that team make up is not completely finalized until teams are announced by email, in February.

The overriding intention of grading is to place players into teams with teammates of a similar skill level and to enter each team in a division of the competition that is appropriate to their skill level.  “Getting in the right team is far more important than getting in the top team.”

Samford Rangers Football Club values all of its members regardless of their level of skill and experience.

We are a Community Club, run by volunteers, on a non-profit basis and seek to provide for the development of each and every player, with an emphasis on fun.

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