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 2020 season is $450
($420 early bird discount if registered by 31 March 2020).

Click HERE to register for the full 2020 season

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.

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).

For any more details, please contact Luke