Academy Programs - (U7-U12)
Grange Thistle are now working to develop a better quality of Coaches and coaching programs for players based in the North Brisbane area. As a strong community-based club in the North side of the city, Grange Thistle provides football programs for close to 1000 junior players at present. This allows Grange Thistle to work with other Clubs to ensure a pathway for talented children is provided for children participating in local community Clubs as well as FQPL and NPL players.
The Grange Roar Academy based out of Grange Thistle, will allow children from all football backgrounds, regardless of their registered club to access high-quality coaching twice per week (in 2020) to supplement their existing football commitments. This program will be delivered by Grange Thistle’s credentialed coaches and will see Grange Thistle’s key technical staff undertake an apprenticeship working alongside our Academy teams to adopt and apply best practice.
Play for Grange Thistle. Grange Roar Academy Teams (U8-U12)
The U8-U11 Grange Roar Academy teams will play in the Football Brisbane KOMODO competition and their season will begin in April and conclude in September. Prior to the season starting teams will participate in club organised trial games against other Football Brisbane Clubs as well as sanctioned carnivals.
Players that have trialed successfully for an Academy place with Grange Thistle will train on Monday and Wednesday\Thursday or Friday afternoons. Training will start at 4.30pm or 5.45pm depending on age group and all training sessions will take place at Lanham Park, Grange.
The U12 Grange Roar Academy teams will play in the U12 Football Brisbane Competition. Their season will begin in February/March and conclude in September. These teams will also compete in a grand final competition if they finish in the top 4 positions at the end of their season.
• Semi-Finals and Grand-Finals - will be held in September
Who runs the Grange Skills Acquisition Program in 2020 and Who are the Coaches
The Grange Roar Academy program is coordinated by Coach Max.