2023 Season Information
Welcome to all players, both new and returning, parents and supporters.
The official season commences earlier than in 2022. Below are the dates that fixtures begin:
- Senior Competion — March 10
- Junior Competition (U13, U14, U15/16) — March 10
- Miniroos (U5-U12) — March 17
School age children traditionally do not play over the school holiday period. Coaches will provide detailed information on when fixtures will cease and re-commence after holiday breaks.
Below is general information about the season start.
Other Important Information:
Our small, but dedicated team of volunteers are working extremely hard to organise teams and assign their coaches. Team lists will be emailed to coaches for their final checks and balances well before the season commences. All Miniroos teams will be announced at training on Wednesday (U6-U9) and Thursday (U10 and U11) by the coaches. Training will finish 10-15 minutes earlier than the scheduled times to allow for coaches to assemble and communicate with their teams and parents. With regard to team selections the following criteria are taken into account:
- Our club philosophy is to try and keep existing teams together for as long as possible. This may change depending on the number of returning players and coaches from the previous season
- In some age groups the number of children on the field increases. This is the case from U7 to U8 (4 players to 7 players) and U9 to U10 (7 players to 9 players). In these cases, teams can be collapsed from the previous season and children distributed to other sides to cater for the larger squads
- Children can play two seasons in U6 if they are 5 years old. We therefore have tried to keep 5-year-old children together so they can progress through subsequent age groups in the future, rather than splitting teams up prematurely
- We try to cater for all parent and player requests when compiling the team lists, however on rare occasions this is not possible
- If parents want to discuss the team their child has been allocated, please discuss with the coaches in the first instance. If the matter still has not been resolved further discussion can occur with the President, Dave Campbell (0400304766)
Draws for all competitions can be located at the link below.
At this stage Miniroos fixtures have not been uploaded, but coaches will ensure all information around game time is distributed in sufficient time.
All Miniroos matches are played at Martens Oval. The address is 8 Ritchie Street, Norville. Again, check in requirements need to be followed to enter the facility. This is available on the entry gates. Check in procedure will be the same as in 2021, utilising the Check In QLD app.
We encourage parents to communicate with their coaches if they are unable to attend matches. This enable replacements to be found in suitable time.
Training Information can be found here:
The philosophy of Bargara FC regarding training can be summarised below:
- For most of the training session all children will train together as a squad
- There may be occasions where coaches will want to work exclusively with their team
- To ensure all children are developed and have the ability for dedicated skill improvement, small groups of children may be coached together to work on a particular skill or position
- We are extremely grateful to have the services of Madelyn McCracken to support our coaches and players as Miniroos Coaching Director. Mads will be present during training and game days
Bargara FC will run both the Aspire Academy (led by Mark Biddle) and the Girls Academy (led by Madelyn McCracken) in 2022. More detailed information regarding these programs will be released in the coming weeks and details posted on our Facebook page and website.
As teams are compiled coaches will be allocated to teams and we will endeavour to provide information regarding this as soon as it is available, but the aim is to keep teams and coaches together for as long as it is possible.
Volunteering at Bargara FC
I would like to thank the committee members and volunteers who make this club highly successful. These wonderful people sacrifice so much of their own time to help players access the beautiful game of football. As President of this club, I have been inspired by the work ethic and determination of committee members and volunteers to improve and develop new and existing players. In my conversations with them, they all speak of their passion to develop every player’s ability. As the Bargara Football Community, we can truly celebrate that we are inclusive and that we are a family club.
Bargara FC is one of the largest football clubs in Bundaberg and Wide Bay. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our club. They ensure over 270 players enjoy football year-round. Our Club simply wouldn’t survive without volunteers. Whether it’s coaching, becoming a leader, joining our committee or just helping at events, training or game day, football gives you a chance to meet like-minded people and help your local community.
We require more volunteers for:
- Committee Members
If you are interested in volunteering for a position, please contact Holly Kemps via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bargara FC will ensure rigorous policies are followed regarding COVID management.
All players need to be checked in to meet our tracing requirements. The club recommends following this link below to ensure this is completed, but it can also be done through QR codes stationed around the training facility.