Under 9 Girls

Football Brisbane have introduced an U9 Girls’ competition in 2014 and Grange Thistle are pleased to be participating with the first match having kicked off on the 22nd of March. The team had a great time playing together, as can be seen in the associated photo, which was enhanced with a well deserved victory.

Keep an eye out also for Grange Thistle’s U16 Girls team who are anticipated to increase the Club’s presence in the senior arena in the near future.

Football Brisbane field all girl junior competitions from ages 9 to 16.

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Football Academy -Under 9 to 13

Grange Thistle Soccer Club will be holding a Football Academy for the U9 to U13 age groups. Please note that the academy commences very soon and places are strictly limited. Don’t wait to secure your spot, as specialised coaching from internationally renowned coach, Pouria Nabi will surely be taken up quickly. For more information please go to the Football Academy page on our website.

Hunter Hangs Up His Boots

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Veteran Grange Thistle volunteer Cliff Hunter has called it a day after more than fifteen years of hard graft at Grange Thistle Soccer Club in a multitude of capacities. Originally drawn into volunteering when his son started playing junior football, Cliff and his wife Fran have been highly decorated for their tireless commitment to helping others.
Few club members could hope to boast the list of accolades he has accumulated whilst at the Club. These include a life membership offer (which he turned down with true Hunter humility), a Jimmy Perotte Award (Club Member of the Year) shared with his wife Fran, Football Brisbane Volunteer Awards and, perhaps the pinnacle of all acknowledgements, having a part of Lanham Park named in his honour, Cliffy’s Corner. Continue reading

Senior Women Players Needed

Grange Thistle’s senior women’s team is looking for new and immediate support for its Division 5 campaign kicking off this weekend. With home games on a Sunday morning and an excellent club culture, this is the perfect opportunity for any Grange Thistle supporters or local community members wishing to get outdoors, meet new people and get fit.

To find out more or to get involved, please contact Senior Women’s Coach, Dominic Gonzales on d_gonzo@live.com.au Training is held on Thursday nights from 7:00pm at Lanham Park, 1 Prince Street, GRANGE.

Grange Thistle Play Suncorp Stadium

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A spirited young team of Grange Thistle U6 players took to the field under the bright lights of Suncorp Stadium recently to entertain the crowd at half time of the Brisbane Roar v Wellington Phoenix A League clash. They were up against tough opponents in a Brisbane Lions outfit who had a couple of years’ more experience under their belts but they kept up their courage and did their colours proud by all reports.

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Oliver Jones, Miller Childs, Thomas Jones, Nicholas Lamprecht, Alexander Lamprecht and Charlie Parkin all turned out for the big occasion and had their first real taste of competitive football ahead of the 2014 season.

Information for U14, 15 and 16 players and parents

A practice match to be held at Grange has been organised for Under 14, 15 and 16 age groups on Sunday 16th of February. There is only one match per age group and as Grange will be having two divisional teams for the 15’s and 16’s we ask players of these age groups to inform your coaches of your availability for this game as soon as possible.

Times of these matches are as follows:
- 9.40am Grange U14 v Caboolture U14 Div 1
- 11.00am Grange U15 v Caboolture U15 Div 1
- 1.50pm Grange U16 Girls v Caboolture U17 Girls Div 1
- 3.20pm Grange U16 Boys v Virginia U16 Div 1

For further information please refer to the notice to all under 14, 15 and 16 players and parents.