Welcome to the start of the 2022 season!

Dear all

Welcome to the start of the 2022 season!

COFA has set the 2022 dates and you can view these at this link.

Registration is open early and you can get your name down for a team by clicking on the link below.  This is a new registration format via Friendly Manager which will make all your lives easier.  One log in for all your children!

Register for the season by Sunday 27th February to go into the draw to win your subs back! 

Registrations will close on Sunday 6th March.

Trial date

Trials will take place on Sunday 20th March.  We will post the timings for each age group on our Facebook page and website.  Should we be at a more restricted level due to Covid, we will not hold trials and place players into teams as best we can but understand some may need to be tweaked for whatever reason e.g. car pooling.

Game Days

Training for all age groups will be on Wednesdays commencing on 6 April at the Events Centre from 4.00pm to 5.00pm (timings for U6s and U7s will be confirmed closer to the time but may be reduced to 45 mins).  Games for all age groups will be on Sundays apart from the U17s who will play on Saturdays.  Games are played in Alexandra, Cromwell, Wanaka and Queenstown on a rotation basis.  There will also be training on 13th April.  20th and 27th April will be at the coach’s discretion.

Sun 1st May – first games (Sat 30th April for U17s) – Games always take place on a Sunday (with the exception of U17s who will play on Saturdays) and the venues rotate around Cromwell, Alexandra, Wanaka and Queenstown.  A list of these dates and venues are at this link.  Age group information is at this link.

Game Schedules

Football South will send us through the draw each week, typically by Tuesday, and then we send this out via email and put it on our website.  Again, you can go directly to their website above to see the draws as well at any time.

U6s

Our U6s play games every Sunday as well.  It is normally two games and the shirts are handed out and collected back again at these games.  If your child is in this age group we would love to hear from you.  We will need approximately 3 people to help organise the players, deal with the shirts and also let the other clubs know when you have arrived at each game as well as help with training on a Wednesday.  NB if there are not enough parent volunteers for this group, it will not go ahead.

Coaches 

If you would like to coach/manage a team please fill in this form

Training will be on Wednesdays from 4-5pm and games are on Sundays (Saturdays for U16s). 

You will be provided with a kit bag and list of team players.  Jamie Whitmarsh is coordinating the coaches throughout the season and will be on hand for any guidance or advice you may need. 

As with any sports club we cannot function without enough parents volunteering their time to coach the kids and players. You don’t need to be a football expert or an experienced coach. You just need to be prepared to commit some time on a Wednesday and a Sunday to provide the kids a fun, learning environment. QAFC will provide coaches sessions and teams can share coaches on Wednesday if this provides more flexibility around work commitments. The more coaches we get, the more playing opportunities we can provide the kids as we do not need to name large squads with too many substitutes due to a limited number of coaches.

As with anything that takes you out of your comfort zone, coaching kids will be challenging but incredibly rewarding.

Gear Sales

All our shorts and socks are now held by Stirling Sports.  Go in to see them for all your 2022 supplies!  They are at Shop T20, Five Mile Shopping Centre, 26 Grant Road, Frankton.  Black Adidas shorts and black socks are part of the kit and must be worn.

Volunteering

The club relies heavily on our fantastic volunteers.  We will have at least 3 home games in Queenstown and I will email out closer to the time of each one to ask for help with the baking stall, BBQ, set up and clear up.  We highly appreciate all the time our volunteers give to the club. If you think you will not be able to volunteer, please add this volunteer donation to your cart in Friendly Manager when completing registration.  

If you have any queries then please email us and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as we can.  

Committee

The Committee is here to help in any which way we can.  Our members are as follows:

Phil Ingham – President

Ian Collin – Vice President

Carly Blackbourn – Secretary – [email protected]

Brian Howie – Sponsorship

Sally Marriage – Treasurer

Steve Henderson (Seniors + FSDL U15s)

Jamie Whitmarsh (Seniors + Coaches)

Tash Doyle (Grants)

Website

All information regarding the season will be on our website along with our Facebook feed.  Please like our Facebook page to receive updates/alerts instantly.  Should you not wish your child to be published on our website for whatever reason, please complete the following form Publishing permission

Thanks for taking the time to read this all.

QAFC Committee

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