Luke Lister - National Teams Challenge
Luke Lister was successful in the NTC Trials held at the end of the season for the U15 Queensland Boys. After undergoing a rigorous training/trialling selection process that included 5 nights a week training in Brisbane over 6 weeks, Luke was selected in the U15 Queensland team that attended the National Teams Challenge.
The National Teams Challenge 2017 was held during October in Canberra at The Australian Institute of Sport. Teams travelled from every state to compete and be assessed by the FFA U17 Australian selectors.
Luke played in all 10 games, scoring 2 goals and taking a playmaking role with a few assists as well. Luke received encouraging feedback from his QLD coaches and the FFA selectors and is eager to bring their advice back to the SWQ Thunder this coming season. Luke also managed to come home with a broken toe but we hope to see him back on the park and training for pre season.
Congratulations to Luke from all at SWQ Thunder FC for your commitment to the game, the achievements you continue to secure and all the possibilities still ahead of you.
Casey Evans, Holly Littlejohn, Maddie Teakle & Halle Nielsen - High Performance Training
SWQ Thunder girls included in High Performance Training
SWQ Thunder FC currently have 4 players training in Brisbane twice a week with other WNPL girls with an eye to selection for Queensland U/14 and U/15 girl’s teams.
Casey Evans (U15 – represented QLD U/14 in 2017), Holly Littlejohn and Maddison Teakle (U/14) and Halle Nielsen (U/13) have been rewarded for their efforts and performances throughout 2017 on both the playing and training fields. The girls are training under the watchful eyes of their respective Queensland Head and Assistant Coaches along with approximately 30-40 other players from the WNPL.
The girls still have a long process to go through, as the coaches will also be looking at girls from North Queensland, and then when the 2018 season starts the coaches again cast their eye over all players in the WNPL.
Congratulations Casey, Holly, Maddie & Halle! SWQ Thunder FC are proud of your achievements and your success in being selected in the High Performance Training.
Club Volunteer Roles
"NO ONE can do EVERYTHING. . . . but EVERYONE can do SOMETHING"
During the SWQ Thunder FC season there are numerous volunteer roles that assist with the smooth running of the club! Thunder has been fortunate across the years to have a fantastic community of parents who willingly give their time to the club in various ways - and we can't thank you all enough!
Some of the volunteer roles include:
- gate duty (home games only)
- washing team jersey's (unfortunately a weekly duty! BUT shared among 16 families - well, many hands really do make light work)
- Field set up/pack up (home games only)
Your team manager will be requesting your assistance during the season with various jobs - please be ready to volunteer for the betterment of the club.
We look forward to having your help during the 2018 season!
Speaking of Volunteers
SWQ Thunder FC Supporters Group - We want you!
SWQ Thunder is wanting to reinvigorate our volunteer supporters group. If you have the enthusiasm and drive to give some of your time to Thunder please send a private message to the Thunder Supporters Group Facebook page.
Click on the link, like the page and send us a message!
SWQ Thunder FC Board Members
Who are our Board Members?
Chairman: Mr Wade Eiser
Vice Chairman: Mr Jason Hall
Football Operations: Ms Janelle Sothmann
Media & Communication: Mr Laurie Passante
Finance: Mr Jon Haynes
Board Members: Ms Sue Lister, Mr Thomas Carroll, Ms Mandy Adams.
Technical Director: Mr Albin Mikulski
SWQ Thunder FC wishes Jordie Franke, our 2017 Women's Captain, all the very best in her future endeavours.
Jordie has taken an opportunity to move to Brisbane and with great sadness has had to leave the club. We thank Jordie for her many years of service to Thunder as a player, coach and loyal club supporter.
Good Luck Jordie, we will miss having you as a valued member of SWQ Thunder FC but are excited for your new adventures!