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Last updated 3 Jun 2024
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FAQS


How can I register?


Registration is only possible online via our website under the Register Menu




What playing levels do you offer?


RVFC have a range of teams for all ages, including:


Little Rippers – 3 to 5 year old’s – Undertake a 10-week introductory skills session run on a weekday evening. It is designed to introduce beginners to the basic concepts and skills required to move into an Under 6 Team once they are age eligible.


MiniRoos – Teams from U6 to U12 playing against Teams from other Clubs. No official scores are kept, or winners recorded in these levels. There are however three levels of competitiveness based on the player skill level with individual players being graded and selected for the more advanced teams.


Junior Divisionals – Teams U13 + which can be mixed or Male/Female only teams. These Teams play in various divisions based on ability as nominated by the Club or prior season performance. *Please note U13 + Teams usually play on Sundays rather than Saturdays.


The RVFC Senior Men’s side has entered FQPL 4 in 2023 with First and Reserves teams.


Men and Women have Metro League sides across different divisional levels.



What do I need to be a Coach?


We welcome Experienced, Novice or New Coaches to the Club and quite frankly can not do what we do without people who are willing to volunteer. Most of our Coaches are Parents, Grandparents or Guardians of players within the team.


We will provide Training, Course Material and a Whistle. You just need the desire to help and to enjoy it.


In 2022 we introduced a 50% reduction in fees for a relative of a Junior Coach to increase volunteer participation. 


*All Coaches or Team Managers must have a current Working with Children Blue Card or be employed in a profession that has an exemption (ie Police Officer).


The application for a Blue Card can be found Here




Does my child have to try out for a team?


There are trials for all Kangaroo Level Teams which will be conducted in January. Nominations for consideration for these teams can be made during the Registration process by selecting Yes when asked if you would like to nominate.




Can I pick the team my child play on?


MiniRoos sides will be assigned and communicated prior to the start of Training. Exceptions apply after grading for Kangaroo Teams is conducted.


We will attempt to keep teams from previous years together however this will not always be possible in Under 8 and higher levels due to the creation of Kangaroo level teams and new players to the Club being included. 


Specific team mate requests or Coach assignments will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will not always be possible due to player ages or team capacities.


When does training start?


Training commencement dates may vary however generally they will be:

Divisionals and Seniors – February

MiniRoos – 1st week of March

Little Rippers – TBC




What do I need to provide and what will be supplied?


Players will be provided with a Playing Jersey, Club Shorts and Socks as part of their fees. The shorts and socks are part of the expected Game Day attire so alternate clothing should be worn for training if they can not be washed in time ready for the game.


If your shorts from the previous season still fit you can select not receive a new pair for a reduced fee.


Players must provide their own Football Boots and Shin Guards.

*For the safety of all players football boots and shin guards are compulsory at training and games and not having them will result in you not being able to play.


The Club will provide an additional numbered playing shirt Minroos U8 and Up.

This shirt remains the property of the Club and must be returned at the end of the year. Failure to do so will result in an additional $40 charge being added to your account.



When will I receive my Jersey and Shorts?


Jersey's and Shorts will be handed out on or around the first training night of the year. We can not confirm the exact date due to risks around shipping and customs delays.


Kits will only be provided to players once their fees are paid in full or they have commenced an approved payment plan.




When does the season start?


Season start dates differ by age group and divisions. The MiniRoos season is expected to commence on the 23rd of April while the Junior Divisional grading rounds commence in early March (date TBC)


FQPL Seniors and Metro Teams are expected to commence in late February


Can my child play in a different age group?


Yes, a player is permitted to play up one age group by request to the Club. The Club must request a dispensation from Football Queensland for a player to play down one age group. consent form needs to be completed and submitted to FQ for approval.


No more than two players can play down a year into a single team.



What night is Training?


Training nights will either be Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night or a combination of two nights both depending on division or playing level. The exact details will be communicated prior to the start of February.


As a general rule:

MiniRoos train for an hour one night a week commencing from 5pm as communicated by your allocated Coach.


Kangaroo MiniRoos, Junior Divisionals and Seniors train twice a week.


Little Rippers training sessions run for 45 minutes, one night a week, for the 10 week program.



When are the games played?



MiniRoos – Saturday mornings


MiniRoos (U12) – Saturday mornings and afternoons


Divisionals (U13+) – Saturday or Sunday mornings and afternoons. Can be rostered on Week nights in some isolated instances also.


Seniors – Could be any of Friday, Saturday or Sunday based on the FQ draw.




Where are the games played?


Home games are played at at Ironbark Park in South Ripley.


MiniRoos U6 to U8 will be in the Ipswich Hub area with no more than 30 mins travel.

MiniRoos U9 to 12 including Kangaroo level teams can travel as far afield as Capalaba, Redlands or Jimboomba, basically to any participating Club south of the Brisbane River and North of Jimboomba.


Junior Divisionals U13+ are split into a North and South Brisbane competition, typically split by the Brisbane River, so away games can be anywhere on the South side of Brisbane from Ipswich through Logan to the Redlands region.




How do I apply for or redeem a Fair Play Voucher?


Refer tohttps://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/fairplay for more information on your eligibility and how to apply.

Vouchers are released in "Rounds" and usually open in January. Once applied for and approved vouchers must be passed on to the Club via email -  registrar@ripleyvalleyfc.com.au and we will credit the $150 against your fees payable.


When registration there is an option to pay part of the total fee and leave a balance owing of $150 per player. Once you provide the voucher(s) to the Club we can apply a credit against any balance owing to settle your account.


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