The University of Queensland Football Club Inc. (UQFC) is the largest football club in Queensland. We are nationally accredited by Good Sports Australia and the Football Federation of Australia for our commitment to healthy and active participation and high performance in Australian football programs.
We encourage all players and volunteers, from grass-roots to elite levels, to get the most out of this great game and to play the best football they can.
Our members enjoy the game from ages 5 to adulthood (and beyond), with all players joining teams ranging from junior participation and development teams, to the highest Premier & City League teams as well as our own social football programs (which are especially suited to students during semesters).
Most teams compete within Football Brisbane or Football Queensland competitions, where we boast both Men's & Women's Premier League teams as well as our PS4 National Women's Premier League teams starting within our highly ranked junior football programs.
Our junior teams lead the way, with UQFC Mini-Roos (U6-U8) playing our unique 'at-home' leagues before growing into our U9's and above teams that play games across Brisbane.
Interested? Visit our website www.uqfc.com.au for information about playing or supporting this great club.
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WORKSHOP // Friday 2 November
UQFC is pleased to advise that UQ Sport Academy has invited all UQFC Coaches & Team Managers & Volunteers to attend a free information session on Athlete Mental Health.
In Australia, there are high prevalence rates of mental health disorders amongst teens/young adults. Many athletes fall within this age range, while also managing factors such as the pressure to perform, balancing sport with life and injury management.
In recent years, a number of athletes have spoken about their struggles with mental health and it has become a key issue within the sporting community.
This workshop will explore mental health information and strategies specific to working with young athletes.
Topics Will Include:
⚽ Common mental health issues for athletes
⚽ What are the signs that something might be wrong?
⚽ Having the conversation: tips for raising your concerns with the athlete
⚽ Referral options for support
⚽ Strategies for promoting mental health within sporting squads
WHERE: The Viewpoint Room, Building 33, UQ Synthetic Fields Precinct
WHEN: Friday the 2nd of November, 1 – 3pm (including afternoon tea)
COST: Free to all UQFC Club Coaches and Support staff
RSVP: 26th of October to email@example.com or via phone 3346 6243
UQFC is a Community Club which strongly believes that Coaches at all levels play a crucial role in ensuring football is an enjoyable experience whether playing simply for fun or striving to reach the highest level possible.
If you are a UQFC Senior Men's or Women's Player who is looking for coaching experience within a junior playing group or a more experienced Ex Player who is looking to maintain an involvement with the game - UQFC would like to hear from you.
We offer mentoring by qualified experienced coaches, the opportunity to work with a group of young talented players and the ability to advance your own coaching career through club funded qualifications. If you are interested in being part of a Club with passion, heart and history - please send your details to UQFC's Director of Coaching & Head of Football on firstname.lastname@example.org
A great night was had by all as the Seniors officially wrapped up Season 2018 and we would like to extend our thanks to the The Criterion Tavern for hosting the event. Congratulations to all those who received Coaching & Team Awards. Club Perpetual Award recipients for 2018 were as below:
Men’s Rookie of the Year – Peter Yoo
Men’s Golden Boot – Michael “Drinky” Drinkwater
Women’s Rookie of the Year – Jacky Baartz
Women’s Golden Boot – Melina “Pottsy” Philpot
Club Spirit Award – Emily Packer
Shane Myler (Quiet Achiever) Award - Josh Bickle
Pauline Hansen (Please Explain) Award - Melina Philpot
Club Committal Award - Elisha “Pickle” Spackman
As a Community Sporting Club, UQFC strongly believes that mental health is just as important as physical health.
Today, is World Mental Health Awareness Day and we are proud to support Mental Health Australia to shed a more positive light on mental health. We encourage all our members to make their own #MentalHealthPromise. Visit https://1010.org.au/make-a-promise/ to make your promise or simply view the more than 22,000 promises made so far.💞⚽