Player Information

All Players must be registered at the My Club Mate web site http://QCSAWHITE.MyClubMate.com.au/myDetails 

Please ensure all information is correct and up to date for each registered player in your family. 

Behaviour

Whitehill FC always encourage our teams to strive to win. However we must not place too much emphasis on the need to win. Winning comes from lots of good practice, as well as individual and team development.

An over-desire to win may lead to inappropriate behaviour, coaches keeping less skilled players on the bench game after game, or arguing with the referees, linesmen and officials of the opposing team. Our club considers these forms of behaviour as totally unacceptable.

Improper behaviour by referees and linesmen or officials, supporters and players of opposing teams is not an excuse for members of our club to act in a similar manner.

There will be occasions when on or off field incidents lead to anger and frustration. We should not attempt to settle such issues on the day unless you can do so amicably. Life is full (unfortunately) of injustices and sometimes we just have to accept them, but if you believe the situation is warranted, please report incidents to the club management.

Our club and the Association are serious about the good behaviour of players, parents and team officials.

Discipline

If a player receives a red card or their 3rd yellow card within the season they will automatically receive a 1 week suspension from the QCSA. Whitehill FC will inform the coach/manager and player of this, and any additional action from the QCSA, as well as any other sanctions placed on the player by our club. It is the coach's/manager's responsibility to ensure the player does not play whilst suspended. If a player plays while suspended they will automatically be de-registered by Whitehill FC and will take no futher part in the season.
 
Bad language is not tolerated by players at training or during the games (including sitting on the side lines) especially to the referees/other team. If any players are found to have used bad language at a game they will automatically be given a suspension (minium one week) by the club on top of whatever the QCSA discipline committee hands out and will be refered to the Whitehill FC Mangement Team. If any spectators are found to have used bad language they will be refered to the Whitehill  FC Mangement Team.
 

Whitehill Football Code of Behaviour for Players

 

  • Always play by the rules.
  • Play for the fun of Football.
  • Respect your opponents, coaches and referees. Without them, there would be no competition.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your team’s performance will benefit and so will yours.
  • CONTROL YOUR TEMPER. Remember, deliberately distracting or verbally abusing other players or a referee is NOT ACCEPTABLE or permitted.
  • Acknowledge the other team’s good play as you would like them to acknowledge yours.
  • NEVER ARGUE WITH THE REFEREE (they won’t change their mind). The only person who is to talk to the referee during the game is the team Captain.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Have an open mind to learn. The outcome of a game yields winners and learners. The only loser is the person who learnt nothing.
  • While in uniform, on or off the field, at training or a game, remember –
    • No foul or abusive language – this means swearing.
    • No smoking
    • No alcohol or drugs at any time
    • No spitting
    • No chewing gum.
    • Captains are to work under the guidance of the Match Officials
    • Captains are to keep control of their team at all times
    • Captains are not to question the calls of the Match Officials in an improper manner
    • Captains have no more rights than any other player on the field of play.
    • NO jewellery is permitted on any playing field. (This includes Wedding Rings, Bobby Pins)
    • NO wristbands of any kind are permitted to be worn (Plastic, Rubber or any other material)
    • NO band aids covering jewellery are permitted.
    • No-one likes to lose but if you did your best then be proud of yourself for that.

Breaches of this Code of Behaviour may result in disciplinary action being undertaken by the Whitehill FC Management Team in addition to any QCSA disciplinary action.

Contacting the QCSA/QCSRA

If you require any information to be sent to the QCSA or QCSRA during the season you need to contact the Secretary or the President. No player/coach/parent is to contact the QCSA/QCSRA directly as fines and loss of points can apply.

Facebook -The comments section on the pages of QCSA/QCSRA is for club use only and should not be used for player/coach/parents to place their thoughts and options on it. Basically just don't write anything on the QCSA/QCSRA Facebook pages,as the club can be find for comments.

Team Photos

To keep costs affordable for everyone Whitehill FC doesn’t have official team photos. What the teams do is at the last game (at the end of the season or close to it), they organise for everyone to bring their cameras along so everyone can take a photo of the team. This can happen at any time during the season. 

Canteen and Field Set Up Roster

Each team will be required to help with the canteen and field set up/pack up at some point during the season . The Secretary will forward each team a roster of their time and date.

Please make sure if you are rostered on to assist with the canteen and field set up/pack that up you are there on time, as failure to do so may mean the field is not set up for the day's play.

Trophies

All junior players receive a trophy at the end of the season for their participation.

Health and Safety

A first aid kit and first aid officer will be available at the canteen during all home games. If you have a current first aid certificate and are prepared to be a first aid officer, please let the secretary know.

The club will take the utmost care for the safety of the players, however children in the playground are the responsibility of their parent/guardine. Please take the time to check that the playground is clear of dangerous objects and the equipment are in good order so it is safe for them to play.

Please supply your child/children with a water bottle for training sessions and games. For health reasons, it is essential that each child have an individual drinking container. Research has shown that water is the best thing to give your children to help recover from exertion.

It is hot on the field, even during winter. Remember to be ‘Sun Smart’ and apply sunscreen to your children regularly. The Club has sunscreen at the canteen if you forget.

QCSA Social Networking Policy

The Queensland Christian Soccer Association Inc. (QCSA) understands that some member clubs and their families, friends, players and parents may participate in social networking sites (e.g. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn) ,chat rooms and create and maintain personal websites, including blogs.  QCSA respects the rights of all persons associated within our membership with regards to online social networking and personal Internet use, however, your online presence can affect QCSA when your words, images, posts, and comments can be attributed to our Association. As a parent/carer, player, team member, volunteer or club associate, everyone should be mindful of using electronic media, even on your own personal time, responsibly and respectfully to others. 

Online comments and postings may impact the QCSA, Member Clubs and/or affiliated Associations (ie: QCSRA, SCCSA). QCSA has adopted the following guidelines that all Member Clubs and their members, volunteers, parents, players and other associated parties must observe when participating in social networking sites and/or engaging in other forms of Internet use that could be linked to the Association, member clubs or affiliates.

It shall be considered a breach of acceptable policy for any person to post on any public or private website or other forum, including but not limited to discussion lists, newsgroups, list serves, blogs, information sharing sites, social media sites, social or business networking sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, or MySpace, chat rooms, telephone based group communications such as Twitter, or any other electronic or print communication format, any of the following:

(1)  Anything that may harm the goodwill or reputation of the QCSA or any disparaging information about the QCSA.

(2)  Any disparaging, discriminatory or harassing information concerning any Member Club, player, parent, volunteer, family member or any other person associated with QCSA including affiliates. The Queensland Christian Soccer Association Inc.’s policies prohibiting harassment apply online as well as offline.

(3)  Any confidential information, trade secrets, or intellectual property of QCSA obtained during your time with our association. This includes information relating to finances, research, development, marketing, member clubs, operational methods, plans and policies.

(4)  Any private information relating to a member club or any player, parent, volunteer, family member or other person associated with QCSA and affiliates.

This policy applies regardless of where or when things are posted and includes any communicative information seen online. QCSA reserves the right to monitor and access any information or data that is created or stored by mediums used by the QCSA as agreed to by the management from time to time. All technology, equipment or electronic systems, including without limitation, e-mails, internet usage, hard drives and other stored, transmitted or received information is included in this policy.

No person should have any expectation of privacy in any information or data:

  1. (i)placed on any QCSA computer or computer-related system or
  2. (ii)viewed, created, sent, received or stored on any QCSA computer or computer-related system, including, without limitation, electronic communications, emails or internet usage.

Member Clubs have a responsibility to ensure that all their members, volunteers, parents, players and other associated parties are aware of the QCSA Social Media Policy and in its basic form, ensure that it is followed where possible.

All postings believed to be detrimental to the Association will be asked to be removed within 48 hours of notification. Breaches of this policy will be dealt with by the QCSA Standing Committee of Management in all cases through the normal discipline process of the Association.

If you wish to make a complaint about a breach of policy within the control of the QCSA, this may be done via written correspondence (letter or email) through your Club Secretary or management personnel addressed to the Secretary of the QCSA.

Teams & Age Groups

Over 30s & Over 40's Men

Senior Mens
Senior Ladies
Under 17/18 (Boys)
Under 15/16 (Boys/Girls)
Under 14
Under 13
Under 12
 Under 11
Under 10 West
Under 9 West
Under 8 West
Under 7 West
 Under 6 West
 

Teams showing 'West' only play around the Ipswich region. All other teams can potentially play any of the other QCSA clubs within the North, South, Central and West regions. All games are on a Saturday (No Sunday Games) except for Over 30's and Over 40's who play on Friday night.

Teams in Ages Under 6 - Under 14 play in a mixed competition.

Teams in under 15/16 and 17/18 age groups play in boys and girls competitions. 

Once you have registered with Whitehill FC you are required to pay full registration fees. If you leave Whitehill FC after signing up you will still be required to pay full registration fees and until this is paid, you will be classed as an unfinancial player, except for exceptional circumstances approved by the Whitehill FC Management Team.

No refunds of payments will be given except for exceptional circumstances approved by the Whitehill FC Management Team.