IMMANUEL FOOTBALL CLUB

Welcome to the 2020 Immanuel FC Season

2020 Registration

Registration for all players for the 2020 season is now open!

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Training & Development

Outlines the aims of all coaches and managers for teams throughout the season.

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Teams & Fixtures

View the team, coach and fixtures details for the 2020 Immanuel soccer season.

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About

Partnerships paving the way for success

Immanuel FC is able to operate and provide fantastic opportunities for our kids because of partnerships and services from five key groups

OUR PARTNERSHIPS

Sunshine Coast Churches Soccer Association (SCCSA)

SCCSA has an Administration Office within the Sunshine Coast Stadium and is managed by an Executive Committee consisting of volunteers drawn from each of the Clubs within the Association. Each Club Committee is required to register teams in accordance with the rules set within the Association’s By-laws and to pay their team registration fees, referee fees and insurance fees to cover the administration costs of the Association. Monthly Council of Clubs Meetings, attended by the Club President, Vice President or other Committee Member/s along with emails to the Club Committees manages the Association’s communications with all Clubs over the season. SCCSA compile the dates and fixture times for the eight home games that must be provided at each Club’s fields over the season. They organise the Roo-ball competition (U6-U10) and the competitive ages (U11-U17/18) along with the compiling of the competition points as the season progresses in accordance with the By-laws and they organise the end of season finals and the Association’s Awards Night. Referees are drawn from the Churches Refs Association (a separate entity to SCCSA) and the SCCSA Executive determines the penalty for any red or yellow cards given by the Referees. They accept any skill level player and grade teams A, B or C, as best as possible, for an enjoyable competition as players progress through the competitive U11-U17/18 age groups. The aim is to have players continue in the sport throughout their school years. Added to this is the community feel amongst the association; competitive but respectful, referees of a professional standard and a “value for money” competition with well organised fixtures on fields provided at each associated club grounds. Please visit their website (www.sccsa.org.au) for the season game draw and all information across participation for players U6 to U17/18.

Immanuel Lutheran College

The College does not fund or manage the Club. Funding is met by season registration and canteen takings. Club management is overseen by the parent club committee and parent coaches and managers, approximately 30-35 parent volunteers. Immanuel Soccer Club is given access to fields and facilities for training after school and for the competition home games. The College provides field maintenance and line marking for eight home games per season, finanacial assistance (via P&F) with our Easter Holiday Skills Training, IT support and maintenance of the Club Website and record keeping and it assists with general administration to the Club and SCCSA.  For example the monthly SCCSA Council of Clubs meeting is held at the College as it is within a central geographic location on the Sunshine Coast. The College also provides assistance with parent communication via the Immanuel in Touch newsletter.

Immanuel FC

The Club operates within the Junior SCCSA competition across the age groups U6-U17/18 which aligns with Prep through to Year 12. The Club is managed by Parent Volunteers via the Club Committee  (e.g. President, Registrar, Secretary, Treasurer, Home Games & Canteen Co-ordinators etc.) and via the Team Coaches and Managers.   The Club Committee, Coaches and Managers co-ordinate the needs of the individual teams with the College, SCCSA and the Player Parents to ensure the obligations of the Association for each age team are met.  For example booking the team training day at ILC, player registration and team compliance with the Association By-laws, payment of SCCSA season insurance, registration and referee fees for each team, home game canteen operations, field set-up to pack-up at home games, provision of the team kit and strips (jerseys) for the season, organising the team photo day and the end of season break-up etc.   See the following under Parents for a summary of the tasks allocated to teams within a home game team roster. The season organisation and preparations begin for all SCCSA Clubs at their Annual General Meeting (Immanuel’s is mid-October of each year) and the season ends mid-September after age-group finals, club break-ups and the SCCSA awards night, see the Fixtures page for a season overview.  Volunteers across U6-U17/18 enable a well-managed and enjoyable season without any one person having to undertake too great a role. Parent volunteers foster the Club Culture, they maintain an ongoing base knowledge around season management and operations and  they enable the transition of the Committee and Coach and Manager roles amongst parents until their player turns 18 years of age which is the last year a player can participate in the SCCSA Junior Competition.   After that age players compete in the adult competition 19 years and older.    The expectation is that club parents will, from within age teams U9/10 to U13, give back to the club as a Committee Member (minimum 3 years) to enable their player and others to participate in football competition and for the club to function over subsequent seasons by full-filling the commitments to the teams, the College and the Sunshine Coast Churches Soccer Association (SCCSA).   To assist please contact a committee member (see Contact page) and an introduction to a role can be undertaken.

Parents

Parents are essential for a successful soccer season. A home game roster allocates tasks to each team across a home day which is from 6.30am to 5.00pm covering age groups U6-U17/18. The season roster for the home games will allocate a team, one day from the eight, to provide a total of four parents to undertake grounds set-up from 6.30am-8.00am. One parent, from the four, then provides on-going grounds management from 8.00am-12.00pm and they assist with the full field set-up at 11.45am for the start of U11 full field play at 12.15pm.  This parent must not be a Coach or Manager as they will be giving their time to co-ordinating their respective team.  Parents will be given assitance and direction from the Club Committee for these tasks. The players and parents associated with the last game of the day, usually U17/18, will be rostered to provide grounds pack-up after their game which is the return of all equipment (shelters, flags, nets etc.) into the grounds storage shed in readiness for the next home game. The roster will also allocate, for each home game, 1-2 team parents to the Home Game Canteen (approx. 1hr) before or after the respective time of the team’s game to assist with the provision of canteen services e.g. serving, cooking on BBQ, clean down the BBQ and wash-up of utensils. Being part of SCCSA aligns well with the Immanuel Lutheran College Mission Statement, Core Values and Beliefs. It is through the parent volunteers, across coaching, team management, club committee roles and general assistance, that these can be fulfilled, maintained and continued for all players who participate from Prep to Year 12. On Team Allocation Day (refer Registration page), each team will be asked to nominate a coach and a manager from the parent group for their team. Please come to the day having considered your willingness to nominate for these roles.   

Players and Teams

Of course they’re what it’s all about! We want our kids to find fun, friendship and fitness through sport and develop their skills and resilience as they progress through the age groups. Our kids find a healthy expression for competitive instincts and learn to play as a team as their confidence builds amongst varied abilities and personalities. The Immanuel Soccer Club allows 30% of players to come from outside the College. SCCSA provides coaching assistance to first time parent coaches and an age group structure and grading that allows the individual player and teams to develop their skills, teamwork and confidence amongst opposition teams of a similar competitive level. The Association also provides a pathway for the player wanting to develop a high skill level via a season representative program across the age-groups U10-U17/18. This also enables players and parents to form great relationships and friendships beyond their respective clubs as part of the representative season, see www.sccsa.org.au

LATEST CLUB NEWS

Find out about the latest news from Immanuel Soccer Club.

COMMITTEE HOME GAMES AND GROUNDS CO-ORDINATOR-We Need You!!

After our 2019 AGM the club did not have a replacement for the Home Games & Grounds Co-ordinator.  It will be necessary as part of 2020 season for parents (e.g.[…]

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2020 REGISTRATIONS OPENING SOON !

Once registrations are open (we will advise) please follow the instructions under the 2020 Registration tab. We will again open registrations early this year to assist us in ensuring we[…]

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BLUE CARD-For Committee Members, Coaches and Managers

All Volunteer Committee Members, Coaches and Managers are required to have a Blue Card prior to activities with SCCSA registered players within the Club or as part of the Association[…]

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