WELCOME TO THE GAP DRAGONS
JUNIOR AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL CLUB
POST-COVID REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2020 SEASON
The 2020 SEQ Juniors season resumed training on 11 July, 2020 and is now called FOOTY4FUN. We return to training for Junior teams on June 13 and playing on July 11.
Auskick is due to return July 15.
Player registration is now open via the BIG RED BUTTON.
For ages 8.5 - 11.5
Junior Footy4Fun is the next step for kids who are ready to move on from NAB AFL Auskick or other introductory programs. Playing rules and team numbers are modified so children can continue to develop their skills in an enjoyable and safe atmosphere. Footy4Fun is the perfect environment for kids to have fun learning through play, make new friends and create memories that last a lifetime.
Footy4Fun – What is new in 2020?
- Introduction of local zones across 4 new regions (North, Central, South & South/West)
- Reduced travel time for away games
- Increased carnival opportunities across the new regions
- Age groups – aligning to standard school age policies
Registration is for both new and returning players of The Gap Dragons JAFC.
In 2020, we will be fielding teams of boys and girls from
Superstars Footy (formerly Under 6/Roys) through to U/11.5 and introducing Youth Girls Teams, as well as running Auskick in Term 1. Check the age range to find your players level.
In 2020 the eligibility ages will align with the school years. Please check the age range before registering. You will need to provide proof-of-age for each new player at registration (see below - updated 29/02/20)
Team Date-of-birth range
Superstars. 01/01/2013 - 30/06/2015
U8.5 01/07/2011 - 30/06/2013
U9.5 01/07/2010 - 30/06/2011
U10.5 01/07/2009 - 30/06/2010
If you have any questions about registration, email us at
AUSKICK REGISTRATION IS OPEN
For ages 5 - 12
The Gap Dragons run Auskick for eligible girls and boys from July 15 to August 12. Auskick is our introductory program of fun, games based learning and takes place at Hilder Rd State School, Hilder Rd, The Gap on Wednesday evenings, right next to our junior teams training.
The cost is only $80.
Each player recieves a great pack of footy goodies from AFL QLD including their very own kid-sized footy!
For more information on Auskick, go to our Auskick page or AFL QLD has information on their page through this link.
If you have any questions please call Nigel Brockman on 0487 487 410.
2020 SEASON DATES
Please refer to the GameDay app for season dates.
2020 PLAYERS REGISTRATION FEES
The registration fee combines payments to the AFL (League Fee) and a club fee (Dragon's Fee). This is already applied when registering via play.afl.
Age Group League Fee Dragons Fee Total Fee
5-7 Superstars Footy $80* $50 $50-$130
* League fee waived with Auskick/Footy4Fun registration
U8.5 $75 $65 $140
U9.5 $115 $105 $210
U10.5 $115 $105 $210
Proof of age
All new players need to provide a copy of a proof of age document (birth certificate, birth certificate extract, passport). A photo of the proof of age document can be taken using a smartphone and then the registration can be completed on the phone, with the photo being uploaded during the process.
New registrations will not be complete until the proof of age document has been provided and players are not permitted to play without complete registrations.
Returning players will need to use their login details from last year to complete this year's registration. It is usually your email address plus a password that you chose. There is a 'forgot password?' function on the registration site if needed.
If you have any questions or are having difficulty please feel free to contact us via our email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be in touch shortly to assist.
DRAGON'S GEAR 2020
We are transitioning to an online gear store managed by the manufacturer, Tribal Sports.
We have some stock in hand, ready for purchase, until sold out. Please see David Pawsey at training or email the club at email@example.com to organise an item to be brought to training. Payment is via card at training.
Once we have no stock (e.g. Training tops SOLD OUT) members can order online and have it delivered to the club. It will then be brought to training/games for distribution. The prices are the same whether online or through the club.
The online store is at: https://www.tribalsport.com.au/product-category/sports/afl/the-gap-dragons/
Current restrictions do not allow items to be tried on so please consult the sizing chart (taken from the online store) and order the closest size.
See the 'Dragon's Gear 2020' pdf at the bottom of this page.
An email has also been sent out with the gear prices and size charts document. Please email the club if you would like it sent to you again or download it below.
Playing guernsey sizes are required for each player to determine the playing numbers for each player and teams. Sizes will be taken at each training session until June 27, where guernseys will be presented to each player. Make sure your players size is reported to the coaching staff. Use the size chart for 'Training Tops,' to find your size.
BECOME AN UMPIRE
The Gap Dragons are keen to hear from anyone with an interest in becoming an umpire for the club, starting at Superstars (Under 6.5) through to under 10.5.
It’s fun, so have a go! No costs are involved, and you receive payment for your time and effort. Learn crucial life skills involving decision making, assertiveness, leadership, effective communication and responsibility. You will make new friends and get fit too!
We will teach you the rules of AFL, so there is no requirement to have any prior knowledge or experience. We will equip you with all you need to know and ensure that you are adequately prepared with the knowledge to competently administer the duties of a field umpire.
Future aspirations! Who knows what may lay ahead for you. The AFL has established career paths for promising umpires with state and national representation and elite training squads. This could be the beginning of an extremely successful and rewarding career as a top grade AFL umpire. Imagine umpiring at either a packed Gabba or MCG, in control of a match involving the best footballers in Australia!
- You umpire Saturday mornings at Gap Dragons ground only (no travel required)
- You get paid for each game you do
- Uniforms are supplied to you by AFL Brisbane Juniors
- You’ll get the chance to be part of and work with fellow umpires (we’re a team)
- You will able to attend training sessions with AFLBJ to learn how to umpire
- You don't need to have played AFL to actually be an umpire.
- Games we umpire for are Superstars, Under 8s, Under 9s and Under 10s
- Will give you a better understanding of the game
- Will subconsciously and cognitively make you a better player
- Support from the Gap Dragons (we’re a family friendly club)
- Support and tutelage from our Umpire Co-Ordinator
If interested contact Brent May 0481 566 441 or firstname.lastname@example.org – he is the Umpire Co-ordinator for both The Gap Dragons and Ferny Grove.
MEMBERSHIP HAS IT'S BENEFITS!
When players play their first game for The Gap Dragons they will receive one of our special Players Guernseys, emblazoned with our fearsome dragon. We wear it proundly each time we play.
At the end of the season, all players will also receive a trophy at our special Presentation Day.