Frequently Asked Questions
What equipment do I/does my child need?
All players must wear soccer boots and shin guards for training and games. Junior players will receive a playing shirt to keep and will need to purchase shorts and socks from the club. Senior players will be provided with a full playing kit to be returned at the end of the season.
What form of football will I/my child play?
From Under 6 to Under 11 children play a simple form of football called MiniRoos. Above this age group, children are progressively introduced to the game of football. Teams from Under 12 and above play competitively according to normal FIFA rules and are awarded points for winning. For full competition rules, check out the Toowoomba Football Leagues Operations Manual here: https://footballswq.com.au/toowoomba-football-leagues/
When will training begin?
Pre-season training for our Senior cohort is expected to commence in late October/early November the preceding year. This information will be communicated through our social media channels.
The Junior Sign On Information Day is usually held in late February subject to the availability and season commencement. On this day, parents and potential players can get a taste of the game and sign up to play for the season. Once teams begin reach capacity, coaches are assigned and they will contact parents to negotiate a training day and time that suits. We do our best to accommodate everyone. Training is held at our home ground Captain Cook Ovals on McGregor Street in Wilsonton.
Who will coach me/my child?
The club assists coaches to acquire relevant coaching certificates. For the younger age groups, the modified form of football played is very simple. At these age levels, the club needs keen parents to coach and to manage the team. These duties can be shared.
Where will I/my child play?
The season is usually made up of a mix of home and away games. When your team is not playing at home, they will be playing at another club in the Toowoomba region. For juniors, this may mean some travel to Pittsworth, Gatton, Laidley, Oakey, Withcott and Highfields. Seniors may be required to travel further afield with away locations including Warwick, Dalby, Chinchilla and Kingaroy. Some teams may have bye weeks depending on the number of teams in the competition.
What time are fixtures played?
All U6 - U14/15 fixture games are conducted on Saturdays. Generally, the younger ages play at earlier times (starting from 9am) and the older age groups play at varying times depending on their draw. Our senior teams may have play at various times between Friday evening, Saturday evening and Sunday depending on required travel and field availability. Fixture times and locations can be found on the GameDay app or at the Toowoomba Football Leagues fixture page.
What if it's raining?
Advice on whether play will occur is usually posted on the Toowoomba Football League website and Facebook page. If in doubt call your coach/manager. If it is wet on a training day, then you need to contact your coach/manager. Decisions on whether play will occur are made by the Toowoomba City Council, who has control over the grounds.
What are the fees for the season?
Fees for the upcoming season can be found on our Registration & Fees page. Players will not be permitted to play until all fees are paid. This is to ensure your child is a financial member of the club and thus covered by insurance.
When does the season begin and end?
Toowoomba Football League determines when the season will start. The Junior season normally commences towards the end of Term 1/beginning of Term 2 and concludes around the end of Term 3, with breaks during school holidays. The Senior season commences at the beginning of March and finals are held in September.
Will my child get a game each week?
It is club policy for all children who play Under 6 to Under 11 have equal time on the field. If you have any concerns, talk to your coach/manager about this. It is also club policy to have teams in each age group that are of equal ability, that is not ‘stacking’ a team.
What facilities does the club offer?
On fixture days the club will provide a canteen with a range of items for purchase, such as hot food, chips, sweets and hot and cold drinks. A NO SMOKING POLICY is enforced in the clubhouse and surrounds. Toilets, showers and change rooms are provided. First aid kits are available in the clubhouse.
How can I help out my/my child's team?
You can help in a number of ways:
- Become a Coach - The club will provide assistance.
- Be a Manager - Every team and especially the coach need a manager.
- Help with transport - It is a good idea to car-pool when travelling to away games.
- Help with the players - Be positive and model good sporting behaviour towards your own team and the other team.
- Game day setup - The team playing first at home games will be required to put the nets up and the team playing last at home games will be required to take the nets down.
- Season break up - the club hosts break ups for MiniRoos, Juniors and Seniors in at the end of the season each year.
What about carnivals?
Many clubs in the South East corner hold carnivals on Sundays for various age groups. Attendance at carnivals is voluntary and subject to a majority decision by the coach/manager and parents. The club advises coaches/managers of the dates of upcoming carnivals, and then it is up to the coach/manager to nominate their individual team.
How can I assist the club?
CANTEEN – every home game we run the canteen with hot and cold food and drinks. We have a roster system for each team, usually this means an hour for each team on their rostered day – 3 to 4 parents for only 1 hour are required. Without volunteers in the canteen we cannot give our members the service they deserve.
FUNDRAISING – In addition to the revenue from the canteen, the club will conduct a number of raffles during the season to raise additional revenue.
MEETINGS – RRFC Executive and Committee meet every month at The Wilsonton Hotel. Any new ideas or how the club can do things differently are taken into consideration and voted upon. All parents/coaches/managers are always welcome at these meetings.
WORKING BEES - These will be organised on an as needs basis only.
TRADESPEOPLE – If you can assist the club in any way for any minor repairs to the clubhouse it would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to contact any of the executive or committee members to offer your services.
Where do I get Rockville Rovers merchandise?
Our club has a stock of RRFC merchandise available so our players and supporters can show off our colours. All merchandise will be available from the canteen in the clubhouse, check out our Merchandise page for prices.
How is Rockville Rovers Football Club run?
An Executive Committee consisting of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Registrar and committee members meets on the second Monday of the month at The Wilsonton Hotel at 6pm. An Annual General Meeting is held once a year in November to elect the committee for the following year. The current committee and how to contact them is listed on Our Committee page.
Our mailing address is PO Box 9176, WILSONTON, QLD 4350.
What can I do if I have more questions?
If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Committee.