Can I register and pay online?
Yes, you can pay online and payment options are available. If you have trouble registering online or are unable to for any reason, one of our committee members will be more than happy to help you. Registering online will save a lot of time and there is no need to fill in paper forms. Your details are carried over each year so re-registering is made very simple.
Do I need to come to sign-on days?
Online registration gives you an option to register your child if you can’t make it to a sign-on day, however we always love to see you there. All new players will need to provide a proof of age document before their registration is accepted, whether signing up online or in person.
What are your fees?
Our club is committed to providing affordable sport to the Fassifern community. We are working hard to secure valuable sponsors and fundraise to subsidise the cost of registration. Click on the “Join” tab for further details.
Registration fees are once off, involving no ongoing costs throughout the year. Registration includes competition, league and insurance costs. Each child will receive a team photo and individual trophy.
Current fees are displayed on the Join page.
What age groups are there?
AFL Brisbane Juniors are offering all age groups in 2016 for boys and girls to get involved:
|Age Group||Date of Birth Range|
|U8||1st January 2009 – 30th June 2010||modified rules, no tackle|
|U9||1st January 2008 – 31st December 2008||modified rules, modified “tackle”|
|U10||1st January 2007 – 31st December 2007||modified rules, modified “tackle”|
|U11||1st January 2006 – 31st December 2006||modified rules|
|U12||1st January 2005 – 31st December 2005|
|U14||1st January 2003 – 31st December 2004|
|U16||1st January 2001 – 31st December 2002|
Girls are welcome and encouraged to play alongside boys from U6 up to U14. Or there are a range of girls only competition age groups:
|Age Group||Date of Birth Range|
|U11||1st January 2006 – 31st December 2007||modified rules, modified “tackle”|
|U13||1st January 2004 – 31st December 2005||modified rules|
|U15||1st January 2002 – 31st December 2003|
|U17||1st January 2000 – 31st December 2001|
The online registration system will automatically put your child in the correct age group based on their date of birth.
Who can play?
Boys and Girls can both play Club based NAB AFL Auskick, Junior and Youth AFL. Children can participate from any level of ability or experience.
Club based NAB AFL Auskick is for 5 to 9 year olds. Club based NAB AFL Auskick provides boys and girls with a fun and safe Australian Football experience that serves as an introduction to a lifetime of involvement in the game. The program is not just about introducing children to Australian Football – it activates and develops within each child the desire for a healthy lifestyle and an association with our great game. This is achieved through fun activities and programs for individuals, small groups and teams, and aims to assist development of personal and social skills.
Junior AFL is for 7 to 11 year olds. Junior AFL is the first stage of participating in a team competition. Children play under the AFL Junior match policy, providing modified rules including modified ground sizes, team numbers and the laws of the game to introduce skills of the game to our boys and girls in a low pressure environment. The emphasis is not on winning but the development of FUNdamental movement skills, basic game specific skills and maximum participation in a fun and safe environment.
Youth AFL is for 12 to 18 year olds. Tailor made for players of all abilities and aspirations, AFL Youth caters to teenage boys aged from 12 to 18. (Girls can play in mixed-gender teams up to the age of 14). An ideal progression from either NAB AFL Auskick or AFL Junior, AFL Youth provides boys with the opportunity to play in a graded competition within a club environment. Fun, fast and skilful, AFL Youth is a chance for boys to play football with their mates and establish new friendships, with a distinct focus on team building.
Youth Girls is for 10 to 17 year old girls. Tailor made for players of all abilities and aspirations, Youth Girls is an ideal progression from either NAB AFL Auskick or AFL Junior. It provides an opportunity to play in an all-girl competition within a club environment. Girls can play in mixed gender competitions up to the age of 14, or in an all girls team, the choice is yours! In 2017, four age groups will be available for all girls teams, U11, U13, U15 and U17.
Can my child play ‘up’ or ‘down’ an age group?
Only a limited number of children may play down an age group (according to AFLBJ regulations). Playing up may be considered depending on several factors such as player numbers, individual skill etc. This is at the discretion of the Club, and will only be done with parental permission. Occasionally players may be invited to play up an age group to allow for appropriate numbers in teams on the day.
Can my child play with his/her school friends or sibling/s?
Most of the time this can be achieved and we will do our best to make this happen, provided they are the same age group.
Can Dad play too?
Yes! After a successful season in 2016, the Falcons will be fielding our Masters team again in 2017! Masters is for men aged 35 and over and is all about fun and fitness. They play every second Saturday afternoon.
Unfortunately no, we don’t have a women’s team for Mum to play. If you’d like to play, we are happy to help you find nearby clubs with a team.
Will I need to travel to any games?
Approximately half of our games are played on our home ground at Kalbar and the other half are played at the home grounds of our competitor clubs. Parents are responsible for their own child’s transport; we have a number of parents who car-pool with fellow team members.
U8 – U11 teams are part of the Brisbane Juniors West division, which includes clubs at Ipswich, Collingwood Park, Springfield, Jindalee, and Park Ridge, to name a few. The clubs are generally within an hour drive of Kalbar/Boonah.
U12 and over teams play in graded divisions and as well as the above locations may need to travel further afield to ensure our children are playing in fair and competitive games.
Masters game locations are dependent on which clubs field a team. In 2016 the team travelled to Ipswich, Jimboomba, Springwood, Ormeau, Moreton Bay and Bribie Island.
What gear and uniform do I need?
New players will be provided with playing shorts and socks once registration fees are paid in full. Returning players will receive a new pair of socks each year. We have worked hard to source good quality apparel and as playing shorts will last longer than one season, to reduce costs and waste, returning players will be asked to reuse their shorts and purchase new shorts as required. Football boots (no steel studs) will need to be purchased or you are welcome to a pair of pre-loved from our club stock, ask about them at training. The Club receives cash back if you purchase from Amart Sports. Mouthguards are compulsory for U11 and up, the Club will have a selection for purchase at home games.
Playing jerseys remain the property of the Club. They are handed out before each game and collected and washed by team managers after each game.
Who coaches and manages my team?
AFLBJ require all coaches to be accredited, the required training courses are fully funded by the club (excepting transport costs). The Team Manager role can be performed by a parent, no experience is necessary and is a great way to be involved with your child’s team. All of our coaches, assistant coaches and team managers are required to hold a Blue Card.
When can we register?
Families can sign on anytime. The Junior AFL season runs from March to August. NAB AFL Auskick runs at various times throughout the year, dates are updated on our website as they become available.
Kalbar Showgrounds, George Street, Kalbar.
Junior teams train once a week, Thursday 4pm – 5pm.
Youth teams train twice a week on days & times set by the coach.
Masters train once a week on Tuesdays from 5pm.
When are matches played?
Junior (U8-U11) games are played on a Saturday morning. Occasionally, U11 will play a Friday night game. Youth teams (U12 and up) play Sunday with the occasional Friday night game. AFLBJ are aiming to schedule U11 girls games on Friday nights with an occasional Sunday game. Masters play every second weekend, at a time agreed to by both teams, generally on Saturday afternoon.
Who are the umpires?
All umpires are required to undergo training by AFLQ before taking the field. We have a small number of club umpires who officiate U8 to U10 games. Umpires from U11 and up are registered with and rostered to games by AFLQ. Anyone who would like to umpire should get into contact with the secretary.
Will I be rostered on for any jobs?
You won’t be rostered on for jobs, but we do occasionally ask for parent help to run fundraising events such as at our monthly Mitre 10 sausage sizzles, selling raffle tickets and representing the club at community events.
How can I help out around the club?
The club operates from the efforts of our valuable volunteers. Without everyone’s assistance, the club simply wouldn’t exist. The club strongly believes in sharing the contributions, knowing that if everyone does something small, nobody does much at all. If you are interested in any of the following roles, we would love to hear from you.
- Coach, Assistant Coach, Team Manager
- First Aid Officer
- Umpiring – Field, Goal, Boundary
- Water Carriers, Runner, TimeKeeper
- Ground Marshall
- Setting up/packing up on match day
- Canteen duty for home games
There is something for everyone and nothing is too hard. If you’d like to help but aren’t sure of the requirements, we can provide direction for each role.
If you have any other questions not covered here, please contact one of our committee members. Your team manager will also be able answer your questions or direct you to the relevant person.