Playing Surface Conditions

Grange Thistle recently received an enquiry from a member regarding our plans to improve the playing surfaces at Lanham Park. Consequently, the Club wishes to take this opportunity to inform all members and supporters as to what is happening behind the scenes to improve the playing fields currently and also what is being planned for the future in this regard. Continue reading

A Member’s Account of the Logan Cup by Craig Buerckner

The twelve Under 9 teams in the competition were divided into two pools of six teams. Our team played five games during the competition with each game having 25-minute halves and a five-minute break between halves, so this was going to be a true test for the boys. When the organisers asked for ‘pitches’, the curator thought they meant ‘cricket-pitches’, because that was the approximate dimensions of the playing arenas and with goals the size for squirts this might get ugly. However, with 7 players either side and a size 3 ball in the middle, soccer was the game and we were on like Donkey Kong. Continue reading

Upskilling Our Coaches

Grange Thistle has organised a grass roots coaching course to be held at Lanham Park on Wednesday 30th July from 6pm to 9pm.

This course will be run by Football Queensland and is designed to explore the “Discovery phase” for prospective and existing coaches of 5-9 year old players.

The 3 hour course is fully practical and encourages participants to develop practices that are based on fun. The emphasis is on the natural development of children’s skills and the process of learning by playing football. Participants will be exposed to basic rules of the game as well as tips and hints on building players’ love for football in a completely practical setting.

This course is offered free of charge and we encourage any members who are coaches or who are interested in future coaching to attend. Places are limited and you will need to register via the below weblink:

Football Academy Full for U9, 10 & 11

Due to overwhelming demand, please note that there are no more places available in the June 2014 offering of the Grange Thistle Football Academy for the U9, U10 and U11 age groups.

There are still places available for the U12 and U13 age groups but places are limited so please register now.

For further details please see our Football Academy page.