Riverlife Baptist Football Club (RBFC)

The Riverlife Baptist Football Club desires that women and men, whilst training for and playing football - the best game! – learn to more effectively live the full life that God intends for them.

The Riverlife Baptist Football Club is a ministry of Riverlife Baptist Church.

RBFC — Registration Information

Registration Details:

To com­pete, play­ers need to agree to & com­plete the online regis­tra­tion form as well as pay the required regis­tra­tion fees. We only field teams if we have suf­fi­cient player interest and coach avail­ab­il­ity.

The cost of registration for the 2019 season is $390.

Click here to register for the full 2019 season.

Age require­ments:

Men: play­ers need to be at least 15 years of age. (16+ is preferred)
Women: play­ers need to be at least 14 years of age

Abil­ity require­ments:

Teams are usually determined on abil­ity. The coaches assess player’s abil­ity fol­low­ing regis­tra­tion and play­ers are assigned to an appro­pri­ate team. We do try to keep friends together but for the integ­rity of the com­pet­i­tion and con­sist­ent with our val­ues of striv­ing to be the best, being with ‘friends’ is not always possible.

Com­mit­ment Expec­ted:

We expect play­ers to play for the whole sea­son and also expect reg­u­lar attend­ance at Monday or Tuesday night train­ing. The night a team will train will be finalised mid-February.

Train­ing inform­a­tion:

We believe that in order to be our best, we need to make every effort to train. Per­sonal cir­cum­stances may not always make this pos­sible. When these cir­cum­stances arise, we expect play­ers to talk with their coach.

For each team there is one mid-week train­ing ses­sion between 7:15 – 9:15 pm at King­fisher Park, Gem Rd, Kenmore on an evening to be determined by mid-February. If a player cannot make one night, then they could join another team for fitness and individual skill development.

In the event of per­sist­ent rain, train­ing is usu­ally called off. Coaches will advise teams of this through SMS by 6:30 pm.

Play­ing inform­a­tion:

Our home ground is at Kingfisher Park, Gem Rd, Kenmore.

We play against teams in South-East Qld. The greatest dis­tance traveled is to Cabool­ture in the north, Been­leigh in the south and Vic­toria Point in the east.

Play­ers are expec­ted to arrive at the ground at least 30 minutes before play unless some other arrange­ment is made with the coach. Teams share the respons­ib­il­ity of set­ting up or pulling down nets and posts.

In the event of wet weather, lead­ing to unsafe play or poten­tial dam­age to fields, play­ers will be mes­saged if a game is to be post­poned. On some occa­sions we will know on a Fri­day even­ing, but it is usu­ally on a Sat­urday morning.

For further information please read the Riverlife Baptist Football Club Handbook

Club Strip:

Three strips exist for the Men’s teams; white, blue, and blue & white.

All teams play with dark blue (navy) shorts and blue socks. A very lim­ited sup­ply of socks and shorts are avail­able from the club for pur­chase – it is preferable if players purchase their requirements through their local sports store.

The Riverlife Store wil be open soon so that you can purchase your club strip shirt, shorts & socks online.

Player Duties:

Fol­low­ing regis­tra­tion, play­ers need to keep in reg­u­lar com­mu­nic­a­tion with their coach and fel­low play­ers. The best way is to attend every train­ing ses­sion and game pos­sible and to advise the coach as soon as pos­sible of occa­sions when not available.

Each team mem­ber through­out the sea­son will be asked to help with some team duties e.g. wash­ing drink bottles, clean­ing jer­seys, and assist­ing keep­ing our home ground in good order.

Rep­res­ent­at­ive Oppor­tun­it­ies:

The BFQ and QCSA have pro­cesses to select a rep­res­ent­at­ive men’s and women’s team to com­pete at State Titles against other Chris­tian rep­res­ent­at­ive teams from other asso­ci­ations. These pro­cesses usu­ally involve select­ors identi­fy­ing play­ers in game play from the com­mence­ment of the BFQ pre‐season.

The State titles are usu­ally held mid‐season. Fol­low­ing State Titles a state team is selec­ted to play at National titles usu­ally held early Octo­ber. At pre­season com­pet­i­tions you have the oppor­tun­ity to identify if you are inter­ested in being considered.

National com­pet­i­tions exist for Men, Women, Junior Men (U18) and Junior Women (U16).