FAQS


How can I register?


Registration is only possible online via our website. You can register HERE but please read all the Important information on the Club Registration Page.


Please be aware that all Players and Coaches must also register with Football Queensland through Play Football.com when it opens in January 2022.




What is Play Football Registration?


 

Players must register with Football Australia via the link below as well as registering with your specific Club. New players must create an account and returning players must access their existing account and register with Play Football at the start of each new season.


You can register multiple individuals from a single account, allowing you to register and manage your whole family from a single login
 

All participants will login with their Football Account and can use Facebook or Google logins as well as email

Create an account
https://account.footballnetwork.com.au/register
Follow the prompts and create your new play football account (linking of your family can occur in the registration process)

 Go to the Play Football website - https://www.playfootball.com.au/club-registration-search

Enter Ripley Valley FC in the club search field

 Click Start my registration located bottom right
 Click Get started, login and follow the prompts
  
Need help registering?
https://support.playfootball.com.au/support/solutions/22000106487




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 from U13 to U16 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 2022 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 have 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 Under 9 and Under 10 Kangaroo Level Teams which will be conducted in the first week of Training in February. 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 9 and higher levels due to the creation of Kangaroo level teams and new players to the Club being included. 


Specific team mate requests on teams 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 – Feb 2022

MiniRoos – Week Commencing 7 Mar 2022

Little Rippers – June 2022. Exact date 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 2021 still fit you can select not receive a new pair in 2022 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 for Divisional and Kangaroo Teams in 2022 as a trial.

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 2022 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




What age group is my child?


Players are grouped into age divisions based on the age they are turning in the calendar year.


For the 2022 Season that means:


Born in 2016 – Under 6

Born in 2015 – Under 7

Born in 2014 – Under 8

Born in 2013 – Under 9

Born in 2012 – Under 10

Born in 2011 – Under 11

Born in 2010 – Under 12

Born in 2009 – Under 13 - Divisional Level - Please refer to the 2022 Team Structure.




Can my child play in a different age group?


Yes, a player is permitted to play up in age group by a year and down an age group also by one year. This is subject to the following conditions:

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

If a player is playing down a year or up two years, a consent form needs to be completed and submitted to Football Queensland for approval.




What night is Training?


Training nights will either be Tuesday or Thursday night or 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, either Tuesday or Thursday commencing from 5pm as communicated by your allocated Coach.


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


Little Rippers train for an hour one night a week, either Tuesday or Thursday commencing from 5pm as communicated by your allocated Coach.




When are the games played?



MiniRoos – Saturday mornings


MiniRoos (U12) – Saturday mornings and afternoons


Divisionals (U13+) – Sunday mornings and afternoons


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




Where are the games played?


Home games are at Ironbark Park in South Ripley.


MiniRoos will be in the Ipswich Hub area with no more than 30 mins travel. Kangaroo level teams may be an exception to this due to the smaller amount of teams at that grade.

 

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

 

Round 6 for vouchers opens on 19 January 2022. Once 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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