2021 Information

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID? - Whitehill FC is aware there is much fear, confusion, and uncertainty surrounding the current coronavirus health emergency. We are treating this seriously.
We are following the advice of the Australian and Qld governments and health departments, as well as guidance from the QCSA and FFA.

  1. At all games please sign in using the ground QR code. This information will be displayed around all grounds
  2. If you or your child are feeling unwell, please stay home, and avoid the risk of passing on your symptoms.
  3. If a child shows any symptoms at training their coach will ask them to sit out. Please do not be offended if this happens.
  4. In the scenario a coach is unwell, they will contact the team to cancel their training session
  5. If for any reason you feel you should not attend training please simply let your coach know.

If you are feeling unwell and have recently been travelling, or have come in contact with someone who has been travelling, we encourage you to seek medical advice. Contact your doctor by phone before going to see them. 
Please follow the WHO and Australian and Queensland Government health guidelines, as follows (quotes taken from health.qld.gov.au):
"A number of clinical symptoms have been reported in identified cases of novel coronavirus. These symptoms include:
• fever
• a cough
• sore throat
• fatigue
• shortness of breath."
 
"To protect yourself and others from infection practice good hand and respiratory hygiene including:
• cleaning hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs
• covering your nose and mouth with a tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing
• avoiding contact with anyone who has symptoms such as fever, a cough, sore throat, fatigue, and shortness of breath.
• staying home if you are unwell."

How do I join? You can join anytime through our website and sign up on line, you cannot take part in training or playing fixtures until you have signed-on. If you are new to WhitehillFC, you will need to bring proof of age to the first training session, which includes either a Birth Certificate (or Extract of Birth); Passport or Australian Citizenship Certificate. 


If I miss sign-on, how do I join? Go to our website and follow the 2021 Player Registrations, it is now able to be done on-line. No player will be allowed to participate at training or matches unless they are fully registered.  


How old must I be to join? You must have turned four (4) years of age by 31 December 2020. 

Early Bird ? If payment is made in full online, prior to early bird date, a discount per full registration will apply. 

What do my fees include? Association Fees (QCSA/QCSRA); Basic Player Insurance; Trophies (Juniors Only); Playing Jerseys; Socks; Playing Equipment including goals, game balls, bibs, bags, cones, etc.; Coaching Courses and Coaching Aids; Various fun days and carnivals; Club presentation day ; Building & Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance; Contents Insurance; Equipment Capital Expenditure and Maintenance; Utility Costs; Volunteer Levy and Administrative Costs.  

Do I pay any more during the season? No further registration fees are payable throughout the year (unless registration fees haven’t been paid in full).    

What gear do I have to buy?            

Must have:      Club shorts (white), shin pads, boots (jerseys provided by the Club)  
Should have:   Water bottle (for training and games)  
Could have:     Soccer ball (for training and self learning);
No players are permitted to take part in any training or fixture matches unless they are wearing shin pads and shoes/soccer boots.  

Note that soccer balls come in three sizes:  Size 3 (Under 7 & 8); Size 4 (Under 9 to Under 13); Size 5 (Under 14 and older).  

When does the season start/finish?                       

Under 6 – Under 15/16: Fixtures commence on Saturday 17th April 2021 and finish in August 2021. 

For teams participating in competitions for Under 9-Under 15/16, they may also qualify for finals which are played in August/September;

Senior Teams and Over 30’s/40’s: Fixtures commence on Friday/Saturday 09/10 April 2021 and finish in late August 2021.  For those divisions playing 20 rounds, there may be Monday/Tuesday night games.  Some teams may also qualify for finals which are played in August/September.  

A complete schedule of fixtures for the season is not yet finalised, but will be prior to the first round of fixtures.  

Parent Support: Parents/Guardians are asked to be on hand at training sessions and fixture matches in case of illness, injury or disciplinary reasons.  There is a simple maxim that is worth remembering ‘They play, You coach, I cheer”.  Children are here to have fun and learn.  Let children play and leave it to the coach to give instruction.  All a parent needs to do is cheer and give positive feedback to all players on both sides at every opportunity.  

Wet Weather ?   Prior to going to your training/games you should check either our Facebook Page , this web page or the www.qcsa.org.au web site for the most up to date information. As you know the weather can be unpredictable/random at times.Unless training/your game is showing as being cancelled please turn up to these as they are still on.

 

 

 

 

We are a Good Sports club

We are a Good Sports club

Sporting clubs such as ours play a significant role in the community and have a responsibility to our members and their families. We have chosen to join over 7000 clubs across Australia taking part in the Good Sports program.Through Good Sports we are committed to managing alcohol responsibly and ensuring smoke free areas,which we believe will help us to provide a healthy, safe and family friendly environment. Together, we are helping inspire a healthier sporting nation.

Speak to our club committee about what being a Good Sports club is all about or visit

www.goodsports.com.au.

Be sure to also follow Good Sports on:

-            Facebook @ www.Facebook.com/GoodSportsClubs  

-            Twitter @ https://twitter.com/GoodSportsClubs

-            Instagram @ https://www.instagram.com/goodsportsclubs/

Contacts and Vouchers

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Facebook : http://m.facebook.com/whitehillfc/

fairPlay vouchers

FairPlay vouchers is one of the initiatives of Activate! Queensland. FairPlay replaces the program formerly known as Get Started Vouchers.

FairPlay vouchers will open on 20 January 2021: Round 4 applications open. - 17 March 2021: Round 4 applications close.

What is the program about?
Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child or young person, which can be used towards membership, registration or participation fees with registered Activity Providers.

www.qld.gov.au/fairplayvouchers

Weather Status

Weather Update - All fields open. 

Whilst we like playing in the rain, unfortunately, sometimes it's just not possible. Thanks to Ipswich City Council Tivoli Sports Complex fields are always in top condition and we would like to keep them that way. Ipswich City Council or ourselves may sometimes close the fields for training/games to be played.  


When this situation does occur, the Field Status on our Website will be updated as well as our Facebook page. Team Managers are notified as soon as possible.  


The call to postpone training/games will be made as early as possible and all steps are taken to try and allow football to be played.