Queensland is leading the way in delivering a pathway in 2013, that is consistent with further representative honours. Accordingly, there are four age groups in the women Australian Premier League program for 2013 and beyond. They are:
Under 13 (Born 2000)
Under 14 (Born 1999)
Under 15 (Born 1998)
Under 18 (Born 1995, 1996, 1997)
Each of these age groups is important with linking with our state teams and W-League Team/s in the future. There are currently State Teams/National Championships in the U/13, U14, U/15 age groups and the U/18 competition will be the springboard for the W-League competition. It is expected that by 2014, we will also have an Open Women’s Competition in the Australian Premier League.
In the north of the state, we will have four APL entities delivering the program. FNQ FC, Northern Fury, Mackay Crusader and CQFC Energy will all be responsible for rolling out a program that aligns with the National Curriculum. Gary Phillips, State Technical Director is currently working with the clubs to come up with a Competition Structure that is consistent with this Football Federation Australia initiative. Details about the Competition Structure will be delivered before the end of November.
In the South East Corner, we have 10 Clubs that will be competing against each other on a week to week basis. Additionally, we will hold identification rounds that will allow our Technical Department to select state teams and WLeague players of the future. The Ten Teams are Wide Bay Revolution, Sunshine Coast Fire, Moreton Bay United, The Gap (Brisbane City), Redlands United FC, Central Brisbane FC (Brisbane Olympic FC), Souths United (Brisbane Strikers), Western Pride, Palm Beach Sharks.
Fees for the 2013 season:
$850 fully inclusive
This means Football Federation Australia fees, Football Queensland fees, Referees fees, Club Maintenance fees (field maintenance, lighting, water and so on), Insurance, Administration, Coaching Levi, Training Apparel, Match Apparel and Equipment is all included in this fee.
Head over to our Registration Information page for any deductions that maybe applicable to your child.
A deposit of $200.00 is required by the 16th of December, 2012 to secure the players spot in the side.
Gap Pastime Bank Account:
BSB: 034 068
Account Number: 891124
Reference: Your child/player’s name
*Michelle Snell; email email@example.com
All communications should be directed to Michelle.
APL Coaches for 2013:
The Gap is pleased to announce the following coaching appointments to the Girls APL Program for 2013.
Under 18 APL Coach: Jason Powell
Jason is still relatively new to The Gap joining us in 2012 to take on the JLP under 14 girls and the under 15 Division 1 boys. In 2013 Jason’s role will be Junior Development officer of the under 12’s to under 18’s working under the direction of the High Performance Manager – Mark Boyd. In addition, Jason will also assume the role of head coach for an Australian Premier League girls’ team. Jason’s coaching experience dates back to 1988 and includes coaching senior and junior teams across Queensland, including representative coaching roles as Central Queensland Zone Manager and Central Queensland Assistant coach at the under 16’s level. Jason holds an FFA ‘C’ Licence and is currently undergoing the FFA ‘B’ Licence course.
To contact Jason email firstname.lastname@example.org
Under 18 APL Manager: Michelle James
Under 14 APL Coach: Jason Powell
Under 14 APL Assistant Coach: Fatima Flores
Fatima is a current player for our Women’s Sapphires and Diamond teams. In 2013 Fatima’s role will be Junior Development officer of the under 9’s to under 11’s working under the direction of the High Performance Manager – Mark Boyd. Fatima’s playing history included senior football at Mount Gravatt and Easts. Her representative honours as a player include Met Easts, Queensland school girls and various Football Queensland teams. As a coach, Fatima has trained several junior girls’ teams as Mt Gravatt and The Gap Pastime Club, junior and senior girls at All Hallows College, Assistant Coach of Coach Cavendish Road SHS Bill Turner Team 2010 and Marsden State High School in 2010. Fatima currently holds an FFA Youth Coaching License and is in the process of completing her FFA Senior Coaching License by early 2013.
To contact Fatima email email@example.com
Under 14 APL Manager: Alex Nelson
Under 13 APL Coach: Malcolm Palu
Details to follow
Under 13 APL Assistant Coach: Megan Price
Megan is a current player in our highly successful women’s South East Queensland Diamond League team. Megan began playing senior women’s at The Gap Pastime Club in 2007 after playing in our youth team in 2006. Prior to this Megan played junior football at Toowong FC. Megan’s playing honours include Football Brisbane Diamond League Select team of 2012, Queensland School Girls in 2010 and Australian School Girls shadow in the same year. Megan currently holds a Youth Coaching Licence and will be completing her Senior Coaching Licence in 2013.
Under 13 APL Manager: Kim Pittis
Junoir Goal Keeper Coach: Will McFarlane
Will is a current senior men’s goalkeeper with The Gap Pastime Club. Will is an accredited junior goalkeeping coach having recently passed his FFA goalkeepers certificate. In addition, Will is a qualified primary education teacher.
This program will be overseen by Brisbane City’s Technical Director: Mark Boyd