Background Image: Jacob Bigby | SWQ Thunder Men
Jacob Bigby (Captain) - SWQ Thunder FC Men
First Junior Club you played for & age?
Warwick Wolves U7
What is your personal aim this season?
Finish top 6, Score one goal. Unite the team as Captain.
Your favourite food?
Pizza with pineapple!
Pre Match Superstitions?
If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be?
World Cup or Champions League Grand Final
What training drill do you dread the most?
One word to describe you?
Best quote you’ve heard?
Winners don’t make excuses when the other team plays the game.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Background Image: Melanie Lloyd | SWQ Thunder FC Women
Thunder QLD Country Representatives
Football Queensland (FQ) has named the players who will represent the state at the FFA National Youth Championships for Boys in September. The Under 13 and Under 14 Country and Metro Teams will compete at the tournament in Coffs Harbour, hosted by Northern NSW Football, between September 24 – 28, 2018.
The Championships are an integral part of Football Federation Australia’s youth development and identification process, showcasing the best 13-year-old and 14-year-old male players from all states. SWQ Thunder FC has been well represented across both age groups and we wish the boys all the best in the tournament.
U13 Boys QLD COUNTRY 2018 Team
SWQ Thunder FC U13 NPL Boys player Khai Van Heerden has been selected to play in the FQ Qld Country pathway. Jordan Bigby was selected as a shadow player for the team.
Congratulations Khai & Jordan!
U14 Boys QLD Country 2018 Team
SWQ Thunder FC U14 Boys NPL players Alexander Kiers, Noah Lawson, Riley Wilmott, Jaisal Narsey and Luke Beutel have all been selected to play in the FQ QLD Country team. Brock Smith was selected as a Shadow Player for the team.
Well Done to all of our U14 Thunder Boys!
Fines, Fines, Fines
Did you know . . . . .
That SWQ Thunder FC (and all other NPL Clubs) pay a FINE to Football Qld for the Red AND accumulated Yellow cards that our Thunder players receive on the field!
Yep..... There’s a point system that accrues, and for the period February – July, Thunder had to pay $915.00 in fines.
Here’s 3 ways YOU can help to reduce the amounts of these fines:
- No foul tackles (unless it’s a last ditch effort to save that goal)
- No swearing (well, only if it’s not audible to the Ref! - let’s be realistic here)
- Don’t backchat the Ref (if needed you can physically cover your teammates mouth with your hand to get him to stop talking, as seen in a recent Junior Boys game - it worked a treat!)
Good Luck to all players and let’s hope Thunder can reduce that Fine amount towards the end of the season!
Background Picture: Jackson Franke | SWQ Thunder FC Men
Thunder Girls represent
SWQ Thunder FC Players Holly Littlejohn and Alyssa Cox were selected in the FQ Player Pathway Queensland U14 & U15 Team. Personal achievements for the girls came in the form of Holly being named Captain and Alyssa scoring an impressive 5 goals in the competition. A fantastic effort from our girls and an excellent football experience for both players . See below for a quick interview with Holly & Alyssa.
HOLLY LITTLEJOHN - U14 Qld TeAm
Q. How did you feel when you first got chosen to represent Queensland?
I was so excited I accidentally kicked a hole in the wall at home.
Q.How did you feel when you got named captain?
I thought it was pretty cool and a great opportunity.
Q.What did you think after you first game?
I thought, WOW…this is the real deal.
Q.After playing for Qld. What is your next goal?
To make the Young Matildas.
Message from Holly – I’d like to Thank Mum and Dad, Thunder Coaches and gang.
ALYSSA COX - U15 Qld team
Q. How did you feel when you first got chosen to represent Queensland?
Shocked but excited and proud to represent QLD
Q.Congratulations, on scoring 4 goals for Qld at the championships. How did it feel to score the first?
It was such a good feeling, I worked hard to make it happen.
Q.What was the highlight for you?
I really liked being with the team and learning from the coaches.
Q.What are your future goals?
I would like to be selected for the NTC Roar team and eventually play for the Matildas.
Great job from the Junior Highfields FC Players who were invited to our local derby match, SWQ Thunder Men vs Westetn Pride FC , at Clive Berghofer Stadium. They did a great job escorting the teams onto the field and enthusiastically performed ball boy & girl duties.
They finished off the night chatting on the field with our SWQ Thunder FC Men’s Team and collecting a few signatures on their Thunder Posters!
MORE MASCOT MANIA
SAP SWQ THUNDER FC
Our very own SWQ Thunder FC SAP players were invited to attend the Thunder Men vs Mackay Magpie Crusaders as Mascots! Thanks Boys for a job well done 👍
Junior Gatton Redbacks players attended the SWQ Thunder Men vs Brisbane Lions FC at Clive Berghofer Stadium!
A great job by the Redbacks who had a fantastic night at the football! SWQ Thunder FC appreciates our local juniors coming out and supporting the team.
Background Picture: Dale Lenkeit| SWQ Thunder FC U18 Boys
Shockwave therapy! You will be SHOCKED how much it could help YOU!! Have you ever suffered a tightness that you cannot stretch out, a niggly pull or even a sharp pain in a tendon that just never goes away?
Most of us participating in sport of any type will suffer from these symptoms at some stage. It is when these symptoms just won’t go away that we need to look for alternative solutions. So if your symptoms stay around for month after month and you feel that there is nothing you else you can do to overcome them then we would like to introduce you to shockwave therapy. This treatment can definitely give you the edge over your competitors!
Shockwave therapy is the application of sound wave into an area of injury. The soundwave is generated by a metal ball projected down a small metal cylinder. At the end of the cylinder, there is an applicator that transfers the energy from the ball into the body. This triggers a series of biological events that in turn create the desired injury relief outcome and speed up healing.
I know what you are saying…. It sounds like this might hurt!
While shockwave therapy can be a little uncomfortable it is designed so that the settings can be adjusted to give you the best results for as little discomfort as possible.
So how does it actually work?
What the sound wave does to the muscle tendon or bone is sets off a cascade of events that result in pain relief, improved movement and accelerated tissue repair.
This treatment is not generally used as a stand alone treatment and is often combined with stretch strengthening and dry needling. What we are seeing though is that our patients are getting better faster and have longer lasting results.
So if you would like to book your appointment to see if you are a candidate for shockwave therapy click the link below to book online now or call us on (07) 46462016 or visit us here to learn more.
If you would like to learn more or see a live session then click on one of the video links below to get your questions answered.