What's happening at Clive?
I'm sure everyone has noticed that Clive Berghofer Stadium is undergoing a facelift. So far this season a superb new pitch has been laid (although we have managed to wear it in just a bit!), new seating has been added, fresh pathways have been built and there are current works on the dressing sheds and rooms underneath the stadium.
So what does this mean for Thunder as a club? Well, so far it means lots of headaches! BUT, the end result for our teams and visiting teams will be a top notch football facility.
In the meantime, while renovations are taking place, there will be disruptions to home games, reduced dressing shed usage etc. All of these 'problems' are out of Thunder's control and as a club we will need to roll with the punches and make the best of sometimes trying circumstances. Rest assured we are working with the Stadium to gain the best possible outcome for Thunder and to allow continued progress with the renovations.
In talks with the Stadium, they and Thunder are confident that while this season will suffer from the disruption of ongoing works, next season will be full steam ahead with Clive Berghofer Stadium completely renovated and looking good.
SKILL TRAINING COACHING COURSE
SWQ Thunder FC is offering an exciting opportunity for senior Thunder players to attend a Skill Training Coaching Course.
This coaching course is exclusively for Senior Thunder players who are interested in becoming NPL coaches in the future - participants will then be eligible to be selected in the next C Youth Licence Course held in Toowoomba.
SWQ THUNDER FC is looking forward to the 2018 season to identify and develop coaches, as we do with our junior players. We would like to see many Senior Thunder players participating in our Coaches Development project for the positive development and future of our club.
Please register your "Expression of Interest" by clicking the link and submitting the form. (Once participant numbers are known further information on dates, times and venues will be released)
Thunder NPL License
SWQ Thunder Football Club is pleased to announce that we have been granted a 2018 PS4 National Premier Leagues License.Applications to apply for the license began in March 2017 and the SWQ Thunder Board of Directors had their work cut out for them meeting all of the requirements and submitting relevant paperwork - of which there was a lot! With only 14 NPL Licenses available, clubs applying for a spot began the nervous wait for the announcement.On Monday May 29th it was confirmed that SWQ Thunder FC was successful in its bid to gain a coveted PS4 NPL License.
Thunder Express would like to congratulate our Board of Directors who have worked tirelessly to ensure that SWQ Thunder FC has always met NPL requirements and complied with all Football Qld regulations. Undoubtedly, our reputation with Football Qld as a professionally run club is the direct result of our talented and hardworking Board of Directors.
Football Qld is in the process of restructuring the NPL competition into a two tier system(NPL & FQPL) for the 2018 season with relegation and promotion between the two levels. NPL will remain as the first or top tier of the competition and the newly introduced FQPL will become the 2nd tier. Keep an eye out in future Thunder Express editions where we will endeavour to explain more about the structure of the new system in 2018.