U10/11 Girls Team
Due to the SWQ Thunder U12 female players moving up into the U13 Team to play WNPL, we are unable to fufil the Girls SAP requirements of a U11/12 age group.
However, with a combined group of U10/11 girls all still very eager and enthusiastic about playing under SWQ Thunder, and receiving 3 nights a week training with quality coaching, Football Queensland South West have given approval for this group of girls to play in the U11 Challenge division in the local Toowoomba Football Leagues junior competition for this year.
This is a strong competition starting Saturday 21st April till the end of August. Predominantly a boy’s competition, the girls will be tested against some strong young teams, gaining loads of experience and getting ready to move into the SAP Program next year.
Presently this group have only 10 players, therefore SWQ Thunder are looking for 2 more girls born 2008 or 2007 to join the club and come into this all girls team, experiencing quality coaching at a higher level, whilst creating new friends and having fun along the way.
Contact the Coach Stefano Hlaca on 0418 778 670 if you are interested.
Background Picture: Keagan Sheridan - Thunder Men
A big thank you and great job to our clothing co-ordinator Sue Lister and her volunteers! We received 10 or more (we stopped counting!) boxes - which we had to load into the van ourselves and then unload again! - on Friday morning. After a lot of work we had them sorted arranged and unpacked ready for collection Friday afternoon!
All of the gear looks great and the teams will be looking good in their uniforms.
The day was not without some fun when one of our volunteers ended up flat on her back in the garden after her box moving partner let the team down and couldn’t hold up her end of the box - those boxes were HEAVY!
Background Picture: Chris Hatfield - Thunder Men
Who you gonna Call?
(Well probably no one at Thunder cos we don’t have a phone! - but we have lots of other avenues for communication!)
Some information to help our SWQ Thunder family to get in touch with the right person to help with your queries throughout the year. So, how do you contact the appropriate person in Thunder to help you out.
- Team Managers are the best option to be pointed in the right direction.
- You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for general queries
- Finances/Individual Sponsorship/Fees can be contacted by emailing email@example.com
- Media/FB Team can be contacted either by private message to the Thunder FB page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Clothing queries can be sent by private message to the Thunder FB page or via email to email@example.com
- Corporate Sponsorship queries can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The SWQ Thunder FC website may also be a useful resource for our Thunder family - click here to view.
All contact by email will be responded to in a timely manner but please be aware that the volunteer board members that monitor these accounts have full time jobs and emails are most often checked after hours.
SWQ Thunder FC does not operate a full time administration office. The Thunder office at Brook St is a shared space with Football Queensland South West who do not have access or authority to assist with SWQ Thunder queries.
ALL Thunder business at Brook Street is by Appointment Only. (This is so a SWQ Thunder representative can be on site to assist you - this also minimises the disturbance to Football Queensland South West and their business operations) Please enter by the signed Thunder Entrance only.
SWQ Thunder does not have a dedicated phone number - please be aware that the Football Queensland South West offices phone number is not a contact for SWQ Thunder FC! (I know that’s a lot of South West’s just to confuse you!)
Road to russia
Four months till kickoff! and we finally have a coach for the 2018 World Cup! So just who is Bert van Marwijk (And just a tip DON’T call him Aussie Bert, so far he seems all business!)
Bert most recently was head coach of Saudia Arabia's National Team, who beat us in the Asian qualifying rounds to put the Socceroos in 2nd place, in 2010 as Coach of Netherlands he made the final vs Spain, although lost 1-0 in extra time. He has aslo won the UEFA Cup as coach of Feyenoord. Bert represented the Netherlands as a player and retired in 1988.
We get to see our Socceroos in action soon with 2 friendlies coming up in March. On the 23rd we will take on Norway in Oslo. Five days later we come up against Colombia on the 28th March, also an away game. So put these dates in your calendar!!!
And since we are going through a heatwave here in Australia, I thought I would do a comparison of the weather in Russia! Not sure which is better the heat or the cold (Ice age cold!)
And luckily the weather will improve by the time we are there for the World Cup