If you are a new club and wish to join the QCSA for the 2017 season, please go to the 'Home' page on the website, and under the 'Main Features' section, click on the 'New Club in 2017' and follow the link.
Most of the clubs in the QCSA began as a team of mates or kids from the same church into big clubs (some with over 50 teams). It is not a requirement that a club be sponsored by a Church, but it is certainly recommended and there are only a number of places available for those that aren’t. There are two types of membership available:
Planning Your Club & Its Structure
- Full Membership (clubs sponsored by a church)
- Approved Membership (clubs not sponsored by a church)
- Develop a Mission Statement (keep it fairly simple)
- Develop your objectives (what do you want to achieve through your soccer club)
- Develop your organizational goals (what goals will help you achieve your objectives)
- Develop your action plan (steps to achieve those goals)
It is then very important to work out the rules / constitution under which your club will operate. By having these in place, everyone will be on the same page and working together.
Will you decide to have the protection of incorporation or operate as an unincorporated club? QCSA recommends incorporation, but in saying that it is important that you seek the opinions of those with a lot more legal experience and expertise that I have. Whether you decide for incorporation or not, it is still important that you develop a constitution and by-laws for your club. It will give your club a structure upon which to build.
Appointing Office BearersWhile in most people’s mind the term “Office Bearers” may indicate the Generals or the people that sit and make the orders. For a sporting club, it actually means “the workers” those people who are going to get down and dirty and make things happen. If you are incorporated there are minimum requirements for office bearers. If you aren’t, then it is most advisable you have them anyway.
- President / Chair
- Results OfficerSCM Councilors
- Coaches (you will need at least 1 for each team)
- Managers (you will need at least 1 for each team)
- Equipment Officer
- Public Relations Officer
- Sponsorship Coordinator
- Ground Official
- Grounds Manager
- Canteen Convener
- First Aid Attendant
- QCSA Representative
- Zone Representative
- Discipline Representative
Fundraising & SponsorshipFundraising and sponsorship are encouraged and in most cases necessary if you want the club to grow and succeed. Bear in mind a couple of things. As a Christian association, there are certain rules and guidelines that must be followed. Any alcohol or gambling related funds is expressly forbidden.
All sponsors must be approved by SCM, provided, they aren’t alcohol, gambling, pornography, they are very unlikely to be knocked back.
Any Government approved grants are ok, and not deemed to be breaking the anti-gambling rule.
Choosing ColoursClub colours and strips also need to be approved for new clubs or for any change for an existing club. At the beginning of each season, all clubs receive notification of clashing strips. That list will include every time your teams will need to wear an alternate strip. In some cases with larger clubs, you will only need to change against some teams.
QCSA does not have a list of recommended or mandatory suppliers. Clubs are free to buy their gear, equipment, trophies, etc for any supplier they wish. If you are wondering where to start looking contact me and I can point you in the right direction.