Redland City FC recruits players for junior and senior teams as club eyes big second season in 2021

NEW local soccer club Redland City FC will host another sign-on day in January as they look to recruit more players for their second season in 2021.

TEAM SPIRIT: Redland City FC's men's team finished runners-up in the Queensland Independent Football League competition. They are eyeing a second men's team in 2021. Photo: supplied

TEAM SPIRIT: Redland City FC's men's team finished runners-up in the Queensland Independent Football League competition. They are eyeing a second men's team in 2021. Photo: supplied

The club had a successful first year, with the under 12 division five south team bringing home silverware and the men's team finishing runners-up in the Queensland Independent Football League competition.

Known as the Redbacks, the club play their matches out of Donald Road Sportsfield at Redland Bay.

They took on players in the under five age group right up to men last season but are looking to add more teams in 2021.

Committee member Tim Eady said they were planning to enter a men's and women's team into Football Brisbane's City League competitions.

He said the club had gone out of its way to make sure playing fees were affordable for all members.

"All of our divisional teams from under 12 upwards - including the men - are $550 for the season, and that includes a full playing kit, soccer ball, trophies and team photos," Eady said.

Redland City FC cater for a range of age groups and participate in junior divisional compeitions. Photo: supplied

Redland City FC cater for a range of age groups and participate in junior divisional compeitions. Photo: supplied

"We also take FairPlay vouchers, so if families are eligible for those, that can reduce fees down for families that are struggling a little bit financially.

"Next year we are looking to expand again, and we have already started taking applications for a women's team. We are also looking to have two men's teams next year.

"As a result of all the hard work that has gone on this year, we have had Football Brisbane allow us to come on-board with a men's and women's team into the City League competitions."

Eady said the club was very much community-based and focused on giving everyone the opportunity to play the sport.

"We are about getting the kids outdoors and letting them run around on a weekend and a couple of nights a week for enjoyment and exercise," he said.

The club has scheduled a second sign-on day for Saturday, January 30 between 9am and 12pm at Donald Road Sportsground.

Pre-season for the divisional teams - those aged under 12 and up - is set to begin in early February, while men's and women's teams are likely to begin training towards the end of February.

Prospective players could message the club's Facebook page for more information about the programs on offer and the fees for each age group.

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