FQPL Juniors and
Grange Academy


Let’s connect the Grange Thistle way! We are delighted to say we are introducing Youth FQPL in 2022 to provide an uninterrupted route to First Grade. We welcome expressions of interest from all local players, current players, and past players for both Grange Academy (U8-U11) and FQPL Development (U12-U18)



John Cook - Head of GTFC Female Academy Program (FFA / AFC C Licence pending)
Max Zamfirescu - GTFC Technical Director  (FFA / AFC B Licence)

Additional Coaches to be confirmed.


Age groups (banded):

  • Academy 8/9/10/11 (Junior)

  • Under 12/13/14/15 (Junior) - FQPL

  • Under 16/18 (Senior Pathway) - FQPL

Trials - Season 2022

Grange Thistle Football Club is delighted to be entering teams into the following competitions:

– FQPL Development League – U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U18

– Metro Brisbane League – U8, U9, U10, U11


NOTE: The landscape for the U12 teams is still not fully known, but regardless GTFC will be nominating teams into the top two divisions available as always.


The timing of Season 2022 Trials:

Early October 2021 – Retention Letters sent out to players U8-U18

15th October 2021 – Retention Letter response deadline

7th & 9th November, from 5:30pm – Trials – U8/U9 Academy Teams

13th & 14th November, from 9:00am – Trials – U12/U13/U14/U15/U16/U18 for QPL Development/Metro Youth League - Invitation ONLY

10th & 11th November, from 5:30pm – Trials – U10/U11 Academy and U12 BYPL/Div 1 equivalent Teams


All sessions will be held at the Grange Thistle, Lanham Park and the exact field locations will be confirmed closer to the day. We will endeavor to have all teams secured prior to the end of Term 4.


Players who would like to be in consideration for these programs at Grange Thistle are requested to fill out the form below as we will be running trials as per the dates/times provided and will endeavor to have all players advised early term 4. It is crucial for all players to register to ensure that we cater to the correct numbers on the day and no one is missed on communications regarding any trial date/time changes.


NOTE: For those who have previously filled out the EOI for QPL Development teams, you do not need to fill this out again.


NOTE: Information regarding the Girls Teams will be advised soon.


Further information on the cost, and provision of services etc will be provided in the Letter of Offer to successful players.


Registration to attend the Trials is mandatory. Please complete the form. 

(If you have issues with the form below, use the button as a link.)

You will receive a reminder about the Trials in the weeks prior to the scheduled date.