The Fraser Coast Joeys Mini World Cup Starts on the 1st of October in Hervey Bay, For all scheduled games click on More, then the link.
The Wide Bay Buccaneers is the Wide Bay representative team, participating in the Football Queensland Premier League in the following age groups:
Wide Bay Buccaneers – Queensland Premier League teams
- Men/20s/18s: Squads of 16 players (Fully registered to the Wide Bay Buccaneers)
- U13-U16: Squads of 16 players (Fully registered to the Wide Bay Buccaneers)
Buccs Academy Squad (Skills Acquisition Phase Program)
- Under 9-12: Fraser Coast and Bundaberg squads (can still be registered to a Bundaberg or Fraser Coast club)
- Under 13-16: 4 players only from each age group from Wide Bay to train with QPL squads (can still be registered to a Bundaberg or Fraser Coast club).
The recruitment process for the 2019 has now begun. Coaches and recruitment staff have commenced engaging with and monitoring community clubs within the Wide Bay catchment. This process includes game day observations and discussions with interested parties. If you have any questions about this process, please email our Technical Director on TD@WideBayBuccaneers.com.au.
Trial Dates and Locations
Ages 9-13 only have to attend either the week one or week two session. Selected teams will then be invited to week three to play games in Childers.
The recruitment process for the 2019 has now begun. Coaches and recruitment staff have commenced engaging with and monitoring community clubs within the Wide Bay catchment. This process includes game day observations and discussions with interested parties. Coaches from each age group will also be contacting players to train with the current Buccaneers squads. If you have any questions about this process, please email our Technical Director on TD@WideBayBuccaneers.com.au.
During this process, we will be looking at filling a variety of player, coaching and volunteering positions.
RSL Hervey Bay Signs on as Buccaneers Major Sponsor
Wide Bay Buccaneers are proud to announce the Hervey Bay RSL as their major club sponsor for the 2018 Season. The Buccaneers will be fielding seven teams in the Football Queensland Premier League from Under 13 to Senior Men.
The Hervey Bay RSL has a long history of supporting their community, particularly in building a healthier lifestyle through the funding of sport. This is their most significant contribution to football in the Wide Bay and will ensure that talented players are given the opportunity to grow in their sport.
FQ Wide Bay General Manager, Peter Guest has welcomed the commitment made by the Hervey Bay RSL. “For too many years our footballing community has been cut off from the representative pathway that has been available to areas of higher populations within Australia. The establishment of a Wide Bay team in the Queensland Premier League is the missing steppingstone in the pathway from Community Football to Professional Football”.
General Manager for the RSL, Jason Lynch is excited by their partnership with the Buccaneers. “The Hervey Bay RSL has always invested in the community and been a strong supporter of regional sport. We are excited that our partnership with the Buccaneers could ultimately be the difference for a local footballer achieving their dreams of representing their state or nation”.
With the support of the RSL and other key sponsors, the Buccaneers have strived to keep fees as low as possible. Sponsors include Hervey Bay RSL, McDonalds, SportFirst Hervey Bay and Southern Cross Media. Businesses can support a Buccaneers player through the BUCCS personal sponsorship program. “The personal sponsorship program allows a player to offer a spot on their game shorts to a business that pays a contribution to their fees. We have already had businesses take up this opportunity”. Any business wishing to support a player can email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.footballwidebay.com.au.
The Wide Bay Buccaneers will be playing in Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Gympie and Bundaberg. Their first home game will be 3 February 2018 in Bundaberg against Holland Park Hawkes.
The Wide Bay Buccaneers are searching for helpful volunteers to join our football Family, Please see below positions that are vacant for members who may want to expand their skills or may need work experience in these area’s.
Club Media manager- The Club Media Manager is responsible for welcoming the media and directing them to the required area on match day, ensuring all elements are delivered in the required format and by the respective deadline, some points are game day related where the following will need to be collated,
• Match Records (Team sheets)
• Key moments
• Coaches Team of the Week Nominations
• Match Photos via Flickr
Game day Manager- The Game day Manager’s responsibility are varied, this positions responsibility is to be the main contact for all general operations, this includes meeting visiting team and directing them to dressing rooms, Referee’s, Medical Room, team and media announcements via load speaker, etc
Club Physio/Sports Med/Strapper- this position is varied and will be a requirement to be at all home games and may be required to travel to away games, this role would be well suited to a trainee or a first aid wishing to up skill, all interested are encouraged to inquire.
For all inquires please contact the General manager Peter Guest,
Phone 0415 282 592
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The Wide Bay Buccaneers have coaching opportunities delivering the 2018 Skill Acquisition Program for Under 9 to Under 12s in Gympie, Maryborough, Hervey Bay and Bundaberg.
The 2018 SAP will be run in each region training each age group twice a week while they continue to play and train with their local club team. At the end of each term, there will be a SAP carnival where each region will play off against the other regional teams in Wide Bay. The hosting of each carnival will be rotated through the four hubs.
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions, please contact Adrian Elmes: Wide Bay Buccaneers Technical Director: email: email@example.com by 21st December 2017.
A working with children Blue card will be required and either a current FFA coaching qualification or willing to undertake one of the courses during 2018.
As a result of the recent rain, Wide Bay Buccaneers trials have been postponed for the following dates.
Under 13, 14, 15 & 16 age groups
Date: TUE 24 October
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Place: Federation Park – Banana Street Granville
Note: If you have completed the trials in Bundaberg, you do not need to attend the Southern trials.
FINAL CALL BACK TRIAL
Date: SUN 29 October
Time u14&16: 1:00pm-3:30pm
Time u13&15: 3:30pm-6pm
Place: Martens Oval Bundaberg
Teams named @5pm on 30 October 2017.
Under 18 & 20
Date: WED 25 October
Place: Martens Oval, Bundaberg
Date: WED 1 November
Place: Federation Park – Banana Street Granville
Due to the current weather, a decision has been made to postpone the trials in Maryborough. A new date will be posted on the Football Queensland Wide Bay facebook page as soon as possible.
Football Queensland have provided the following advice to the Queensland Zones in relation to changing the under 12 format to 9 v 9 small sided football, commencing in 2018.
It states “Following consultation with Football Federation Australia (FFA), Football Queensland (FQ) has mandated all Under 12 competitions move from the current 11 v 11 format to 9 v 9 for the 2018 season and beyond”.