Muster Day 2022

Timeframe: March 2002

Forming Teams for the Season in the Under 6 to Under 11 age groups from players that have registered through the Play Football Online System in January\Feburary

Every year, around 1000 players register with Grange Thistle, with the vast majority being Juniors. The Club volunteers work through the information provided and the many requests to play with friends or to play in a particular team. The end result is delivered on Muster days.  The Club knows it can never fulfill every request, but everyone working through this task do their best.


What is it
  • The Muster is a group of meetings of age groups where players and their parents or guardians come together for the first time in the Season.

  • The Club will have formed teams from players that have registered in the Online Registration system, Play Football, up to and including midnight on the Wednesday before the scheduled meeting. Any player who registers after this time will be added to teams at a later date or placed on a waiting list if there is no space available in the age group.

What to bring
  • You and your child who is participating in the team. If possible, due to the large numbers attending, please do not bring any other children with you.

  • There will not be any games or training on this day. It is only to form and meet team members. No need for your child to be in the training kit.

What will happen at the Muster
  • The team is named and players' names are called out.

  • A Team Sheet will be provided.

  • Team groups together and meet each other.

  • Parents volunteer as Coach and Manager (No Coach or Manager = no Team)

  • U8 to U11 Teams provide the Club with 3 day and time options for training. The Club will inform the Manager later, which option if any will be available for the team and where.

  • U6 teams train on the Field they are scheduled to play on Saturday mornings from 24th April.

  • U7 teams train on Field 1 before they play

  • Kit for the Coach (Balls, Cones, and Bibs) collection will be arranged by the Club Equipment Officer

  • Jerseys for the Team – the collection will be arranged by the Club Equipment Office.

  • The manager will be provided with contact details for all players in the Team for future communication.

  • Club Shorts and Socks will be available from the Grange Thistle Clubhouse. 

  • The Merchandise shop will be available on the day of the Muster and then each weekday evening from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm. It will also be available for purchases on Saturday mornings during the Season (from 24 April).

  • Purchases can be made by Credit or Debit Card and Cash.

  • Club Shorts $25.00, Club Socks $15.00, Club Polos $35

  • Other Club Merchandise  (eg Caps, scarves, hoodies, jackets, etc.)

What happens after the Muster
  • Volunteer Coaches and Managers will need to register in Play Football.

  • U8 to U11 teams will be advised through the Manager of their Training allocation.  This information is also available via the Club Website under the Football Tab. (This may take a week)

  • Team Training for U8 and U11s can commence as soon as the training allocation is provided by the Club. Please do not just turn up to the fields expecting to be able to take a space. The Club has over 1000 players that are training on 2 and a half fields. This makes space very precious and therefore must be managed to minimise clashes.

  • Coaches will be contacted by the Technical Director – Coach Max, with information on Coaching plans, drills, and any other assistance you may need around coaching your Team.

  • Managers will be contacted by Adam Spencer (Club Secretary) with information for Managers to assist the running of your Team.

  • Late registered players will be allocated to teams if space is available.

  • Player movements between teams will only occur if space is available.


Season Dates and Runtimes
  • Football Queensland Miniroo Team nominations Close: TBA

  • April Holiday Clinic (registrations now open) TBA

  • First Competition weekend TBA