My son/daughter is interested in playing football and I need to find out more?
Why should I register my son/daughter in Soccer?
Participation in a team sport has long been recognized as playing an important role in the development of a childs character. It teaches the child responsibility, discipline and helps to develop a childs concentration span. Team sport widens a childs range of friends and provides a healthy outdoor activity which leads to increased fitness and development of gross motor skills.
Football is basically a simple game and easy to learn. It is truly a team game in which the size of the player has little relevance. Football although classed as a contact sport does not have the type of injuries other football codes have.
We believe Football to be a safe, easy to learn, fun team sport. Millions of people play football around the World making it truly the World Game. Join up and find out why so many people LOVE FOOTBALL!
When do they play?
Sign-on is the first weekend in February each year although new players can sign on at a club anytime. The season usually runs between the Easter school holidays and the September school holidays. Generally the children play on Saturdays.
How old do you have to be to Start Football?
Children must be turning 5 years of age in the year they sign on.
Do young children play on a large field?
No, children aged 5 to 11 years play a small version of Soccer on a small field . The rules have been modified to give the kids more fun and time on the ball.
Do many girls play football?
Yes, girls play football with our Association. Girls and boys can play in mixed teams from 5-11 years of age. In 2007 we had all girls teams in an Under 14/15 competition. Girls are still permitted to play with boys teams in the Under 12 to Under 15/16 if they wish. Girls are allowed to play in the Ladies Competition with the Seniors once they have attained the age of 15 years.
How much does it cost?
Each Club charges different registration fees. You should contact your nearest Club to find out more.
Clubs require players to purchase Club socks, shorts and possibly shirts. Players must have shin guards, football boots and their own water bottles. Some Clubs insist on the player having their own ball.
What size ball should I buy?
There are 3 different sized football balls, different age groups require different sized balls.U6-9 size 3, U10-13/14 size 4, U15/16 size 5.
Is there a Club near me?
Yes there are 13 Junior Football Clubs in the Toowoomba Region.
Click here to find a Club near you.
Is there a free weekend during the Soccer season?
The Association sets fixtures around a fixture calendar. Teams U6s-U11s do not make-up rained out matches. However, competitive teams U11s-U15s may make up the rained out fixture depending on availability of fields.
It is raining, what do we do?
How do I find out more about the rules of Football?
Rules and information regarding Mini Roos are available.
The Mini Roos rules can be found on My Football Club for your reference.
Laws of the Game) are located here. Click here for FIFA rules
I need to know more about the equipment I should use?
You should check with your team manager, club official, or your club.
How much are the referee fees?
There are no fees for U 6 - U 11 age groups. Fees for competitive age groups U/12-15/16 are included in you club registation fees.
I am a team official what do I do?
A complete description of the procedures for coaches and managers will be published soon.
Please contact the Football Toowoomba office for more information..
I am a ground official what do I do?
Your club Secretary has access to Ground Official procedures.
I have just moved to Toowoomba and I am aged between 5 and 16. How do I choose a club?
Check out the Club section on this site or call the Association Secretary on 46340 711 for detailed information on Clubs near you.
Mini Roos for 3 - 5 year olds.
Football Toowoomba now offers a specially designed program for the 3 - 5 year olds. Please contact the Football Toowoomba office on 46340 711 for more information.
How do I get better at Football?
As with most things, the more time you put into practice the better you will get. Practice should involve repeating the basic football skills taught to you by your Club coach.
I want to start Football at my school what should I do?
Ask your PE teacher or an interested teacher if it is possible to join the school soccer programme.
Is my child covered by Insurance?
Yes the Association, through Football Queensland, has modest insurance included in your childs registration fee which you pay at your club at sign-on. This insurance is effective immediately when you register your child. Ambulance cover has also been included.
Players are only covered by the Association insurance whilst they are training, playing fixtures or playing games approved by the Association.
My son/daughter has been injured whilst playing football what should I do?
If the player is registered with one of our 13 member clubs and was injured playing or training you should advise your club. The insurers must be notified within 30 days of the injury or your claim may be denied.
I would not mind helping at a Club what’s involved?
There are many jobs at a Football club that can occupy small or large amounts of your time from helping keep the fields in order to working from home on your computer. Contact the Club Secretary at a Club near you and tell them how much time you’re prepared to donate and what your interests are. Volunteers are most welcome in our Football community so find out what you can do to help us bring the World Game to the kids of Toowoomba. Click here for a club near you.
I would like to find out more about being a Referee.
Click here for information on Referees.
I'm interested in sponsoring a Football Club.
Football Clubs hold the greatest junior registrations of any sport in Toowoomba and therefore the greatest numbers of parents who visit these clubs on a weekly basis. Sponsorships can range from small (such as fence signs & junior team sponsorships) to large Club sponsorship packages. Ring your local soccer club for further information. Click here for a club near you.