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Report
Competitions Review
Committee Report
4 September, 2013
Mike Quarmby
Preamble
 The Competitions Review Committee was set up at the request
of the Clubs and Football Brisbane Executive. Its role was to
review the outcomes of the previous Committee and
recommend amendments where it deemed appropriate.
 Nominations for the Committee were sent out via
communication to Clubs, on our Website and through a Clubs
meeting with Football Brisbane. Members were also advised
that Football Brisbane would welcome reports from Clubs
and / or individuals.
 32 nominations were received, and by using a criteria that
covered all facets of Football Brisbane, the following
Committee Members were chosen.
Chairman
Mike Quarmby
Football Brisbane representative
Rob O’Connor
Advisor
Reuben Robertson
Secretary
Robyn Bentley
Football Queensland representative
Geoff Foster
Kevin Vedelago
Len Catalano
Wendy Spencer
Kieran Cooper
Pedr Kilpatrick
Daniel Perna
Tony Skinner
Terms of Reference
A set of eleven Terms of Reference were adopted to be
undertaken by the Committee.
Terms of Reference
1.
The long term viability of competitions at all levels – What is the correct number of Clubs in each
competition and the number of teams in each league – Rob O’Connor
2.
Promotion and relegation from one League to another -Daniel Perna
3.
Problems faced by any newly promoted club, especially into BPL, being able to hold its place (i.e. not be
relegated after its first year) while it adjusts to its new status – Ryan Stuart
4.
Facilities and venues – Standard of venues for all competitions. Is there a way of rationalizing the use of
venues/grounds between various clubs? – Kevin Vedelago
5.
What competition structure in elite player development best supports the current FFA National
Curriculum? Competition structures must support and be consistent with the National Pathways into Elite
football and the A-League environment – Geoff Foster
6.
Should the Youth League competitions be linked/connected with the results/operations of the Senior
Men’s teams or independent? – Pedr Kilpatrick
7.
Should there be a recognized system set for competition’s similar to existing hubs – Len Catalano
8.
Address and recommend amendments to any rules of competition where appropriate – Kieran Cooper
9.
The structure and environment of all current zone Competitions – Robert O’Connor
10.
A review of player registration fees – Tony Skinner
11.
Futsal and the relationship between outdoor clubs and indoor centers’ – Wendy Spencer
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND THANKS
Special thanks to Claude Sorbello and Ken MacDougall for
providing their reports to the Committee.
Also a special thank you to Lions FC for allowing our Committee
their Boardroom for meetings.
On behalf of the President, Rob O’Connor, the Zone Council
and I, a very special thanks goes to everyone on the
Committee for their professionalism, dedication and
willingness to help Football Brisbane in its continued quest
to strive for best practice.
Glossary
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Juniors at Football Brisbane Top Level
Brisbane Premier League
Promotion and Relegation
Emerging Competitions
Venues and Facilities
SSF Review
Women’s Competitions
FB Competition Structures
Competition Rules
Club Support
Resolutions
There are 35 resolutions from the
Zone Council.
JUNIORS
JUNIORS AT FOOTBALL BRISBANE
TOP LEVEL
Resolved – No link between Seniors & Juniors in BPL from 2015.
(As background, this was a major discussion point. The Committee was
mindful of the current decision/review in linking the seniors to the
juniors).
Strengths.
 Carnival type days/weekends with U12 to first grade, playing 8 games
in total.
NB. Clubs are playing different age groups on different days and
out of order.
 Creates a whole new level of inter Club support.
If the Junior performance is strong they will stay in the top division.
 Easier for Clubs to manage competition days.
Again some fixtures are played on different days.
JUNIORS AT FOOTBALL BRISBANE
TOP LEVEL
Weaknesses.
 Perceived funding of the top team.
 There is a marked difference in the level of achievement
between some Senior teams and their Juniors
 The best Junior sides are not competing against each other.
 Allows no pathway for aspiring Clubs that concentrate on
Juniors.
 Puts more pressure on Seniors to perform.
 Registration fees from Clubs are a lot higher.
 Emphasis does not need to be placed on Junior development.
JUNIORS AT FOOTBALL BRISBANE
TOP LEVEL
Resolved – From season 2015 there is to be a Super Youth League
and Divisional Competitions.
Resolved – The name of the current BPL Juniors to be changed to
Super Youth League from 2015.
Resolved - The age groups for the Super Youth League
commencing 2015 are U12, U13, U14, U15.
Resolved - The top 10 U12,U13 & U14 teams in BPL from 2014, will
form the first 10 places in U13, U14 & U15 of the Super Youth
League for 2015.
Resolved - The top 2 BJL teams of 2014 (U12,U13,U14,) will form
the 11th and 12th spots respectively of the U13, U14 and U15 Super
Youth League for 2015.
Resolutions
Resolved – There be an Under 12 BJL competition commencing
2014.
Resolved – That there be, from 2014 onwards, a pre season
competition for teams who played in the previous years Under 11
Komodo Dragons leagues. (Only 1 team per club)
Resolved – In 2014 nominations be taken for entry into the new
Under 12 BJL competition. (BPL Clubs are not eligible)
Resolved – In 2015 nominations be taken for entry into the new
Under 12 SYL competition. (all Clubs are eligible)
Resolved – That the top twelve teams from the above pre season
competition will form the Under 12 BJL for 2014 and the U12 Super
Youth League teams from 2015 onwards.
Brisbane
Premier
League
Brisbane Premier League
Resolutions
Resolved: That from season 2015, the Brisbane Premier League
consist of
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First grade
Reserve grade
Under 18’s
Under 16’s
Promotion
and
Relegation
Promotion and Relegation
Resolved: Promotion and Relegation from and to the
Super Youth League is by way of 2 up 2 down
Resolution
Resolved – To earn Promotion from Capital League 1 to
the BPL, Clubs must demonstrate that they meet the
grounds / facilities criteria for the BPL Competition.
Resolved – To earn Promotion from Capital League 1
into the BPL, Clubs must demonstrate that they have
Under 16 and Under 18 squads for the BPL.
Resolved – Promotion from Capital League 1 will be on
the basis of 1st grade results for the season.
Resolved – Promotion and Relegation into the BPL and
Capital Leagues will be by way of 2 up and 2 down from
season 2015.
Emerging
Competitions
Emerging Competitions
Implementation of the Champion of Champions Season 2014
 Resolved –
Tentative Eligibility
Premiers of U12 BJL & Division 1 up to Women’s City 1 &
Men’s Capital League 1 in season 2014 may nominate into
the Champion of Champions competition.
(This competition is made up of all zones within Football Queensland
and will be run in the September school holidays)
 Resolved - Subject to final agreement with FQ, a Cup type
format will be conducted and comprised of our BPL clubs and
NPL clubs. The winners (up to 4 spots) will be eligible to
compete in FFA’s, FA Cup style competition in July 2014.
Venues
and
Facilities
Resolution
Resolved - The existing criteria for BPL, with the exception of the
car parking requirements, be adopted.
Resolved - A survey of current Club infrastructure and facilities be
undertaken.
Resolved - Assess where viable the opportunity of sharing
grounds and the use of school facilities.
SSF REVIEW
Resolution
Resolved – From 2014 U/10 and U/11 Komodo Dragon teams will
be allowed to play outside of their hubs within Football
Brisbane.
(Where there is a viable league)
Resolved - That the U10 and U11 Girls competitions will continue
in 2014.
Women’s
Competitions
Resolution
Resolved - From 2014, the SEQ Diamond League be re named to
Brisbane Women’s Premier League.
Resolved – From 2014, the FB Sapphire League be re named to
Brisbane Women’s City League Division 1
FB Competition Structures
In consideration of the resolutions above
2015 FOOTBALL BRISBANE
STRUCTURE
Resolution
Resolved - The Football Brisbane competition structure
for 2015 be adopted.
Competition
Rules
Resolution
Resolved - To endorse the current four (4) team play off format for
Juniors in all competitions in respect of the Final Series.
Resolved – That a four (4) team play off format for Seniors for all
competitions in 2015 be adopted as follows:
 1 v 2 & 3 v 4 – (Semi Finals)
 Winner of 1 v 2 go into Grand Final
 Loser of 3 v 4 is out of the Final Series
 Winner of 3 v 4 plays loser of 1 v 2. (Preliminary Final)
 The Winner of the Preliminary Final goes to the Grand Final
Resolved – That from 2014 once a player has attained the age of 16
years, they may play in the U18 and or Senior Competitions
Resolved – That from 2014 all juniors may play one year above their age
and; two years above their age for those in female only competitions.
Resolved – To endorse the current rule of age restriction relating to 50%
plus 1 for all teams.
Club
Support
Resolutions
Resolved – Football Brisbane plan to undertake Grant
Writing and Green-keeping workshops for Clubs and in
association with FQ engage a professional Grant Writing
Organisation.
Resolved – Hold workshops with prospective and
emerging Clubs as to the financial risks associated in
competing in the BPL / emerging competitions.
Questions
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