Tamborine Mountain Eagles Football Club
Handbook Issued 2021
Welcome to Tamborine Mountain Eagles SC for the 2021 Season!
We are looking forward to the year ahead and the following information is important, and has been updated for 2018, so please take the time to read it carefully.
Contents of this document:
Welcome from Director of Coaching
Key Dates for 2021
Training Advice (inc bad weather)
Player Rotation Policy
Player Fines (Competition juniors under 12+ only)
Season Match Fixtures
Club Communication – (inc game day cancellations)
Illness & Injury
TMESC Terms & Conditions
Welcome to the Club from Director of Coaching, Dane Sharp
“I would like to firstly welcome new members to Tamborine Mountain Eagles Soccer Club, and a warm welcome back to returning members I am looking forward to the upcoming season. Last season we had great success with a number of our competition teams making finals and our development teams playing quality football. I believe that a successful club needs to have an identity, which is reflected by how we conduct ourselves on and off the field and the style of football we encourage – for The Eagles that is great sportsmanship and a dedication to our team and the game, with a focus on skills development whilst enjoying football and having fun. Also a reminder that the club is predominantly run by volunteers - and welcome parents who would like to be involved either on a match day or on the committee, please see me if you would like to consider becoming an Eagle yourself!”
Dane Sharp, Director of Coaching, Tamborine Mountain Eagles SC
Key Dates for 2021 (TBC)
9 Feb U5, 6, 7 Season Commences
16/17 Feb Season Starts: first games of the season
4-15 April Season postponed during Commonwealth Games
20/21 April Season Re-commences
18 Aug. End of the Season (inc U5,6,7 who have a longer season in 2018 than previous years)
7/8 Sept. Junior Grand Final Day
15 Sept Presentation Day
Each team has two training sessions a week (with the exception of U5’s who meet once a week). Before the start of the season ‘pre-season training’ is with Director of Coaching (DOC) Dane Sharp and volunteer coaches combined. U5,6,7 do not have pre-season training.
Further to team allocation, one session is with allocated team coach and the other with DOC Dane.
The training schedule is designed around availability of the volunteer team coach, age of the players and rest between sessions and games.
All training sessions are at Long Road, unless advised otherwise and re-directed to Geissmann Oval.
Prior to the start of a training session, junior players (12+) are to arrive 15 minutes before the session start time and one of the players will conduct a warm up before starting with your coach. This shows independence and a group togetherness as well as providing extra time for the session.
In the event of bad weather
Danes training days: refer to ‘Tamborine Mountain Eagles Soccer Club’ Facebook page for advice.
Game Day Coach training days: Individual Managers or Coaches will contact their team with advice.
Player Rotation Policy
Under 7 / 8 / 9 – Players will rotate positions regularly, receiving equal game time.
Under 10 / 11 – Players will start to develop specific positions. However, all players will play in at least two positions. A favoured position and a position the coach believes suits an individual’s strengths. Players may end up playing in a number of positions throughout a season. Game time will be equal for all players.
Under 12+ (Competition) - At this age players will be playing for positions. The coach will look to give all players game time. Decisions will be made at the coaches discretion.
Goalkeepers – Players will rotate as a GK, unless there is a player in the team that prefers to play in goal regularly. We will be looking for specialist goalkeepers from under 10 and older.
Player Fines (Competition Juniors ie under 12+ only)
If a player receives disciplinary action (yellow or red cards issued for unsporting behavior or dissent) while on the pitch, the player or parent will be required to pay the resulting fine, not the club. This is to encourage the players to be disciplined. Feel free to make the players work the money off in chores around the house!
Season Match Fixtures
Prior to the season your team manager will advise of season fixtures with dates, time and venue and opposing team. This is also available on the Fox Sports Pulse website:
or get the Fox Sports Pulse app for your phone.
Fixtures can change from time to time and your manager will send you a text to confirm the game time and venue if it changes. If a game is postponed your manager will contact you ASAP.
For Junior Competition teams (U12-18s) Facebook page ‘Tamborine Mountain Eagles Soccer Club’ is also a great way to check for any game changes. Saturday game changes are available on a Friday evening and Friday evening match changes are notified on Facebook on Thursday evening.
Socks, shorts, training shirts and shin pads are available for purchase from the club. Please contact us regarding uniforms at
Player’s match jersey is supplied on loan from the club for Mini-Roos at no extra cost for the duration of the season. Junior teams and above will keep their Jersey and own it. You will be issued with your jersey by your team coach before fixtures begin. Mini-Roos Match jerseys are to be returned at the end of the season in reasonable condition ie as they were issued. Shirts that are lost or damaged beyond reason will be billed for, in the instance that shirts are not replaced due to un-paid bill, the player will not be permitted to return to The Eagles.
Please ensure that you ‘Like’ Facebook page ‘Tamborine Mountain Eagles Soccer Club’ this will help to keep you up to date with the latest information.
Please refer to for specific club information.
For advice of training cancellation on Dean’s training days refer to the Eagles Facebook page. For advice of training cancellation on Coach training days await advice from your coach, or if in doubt contact your coach by text.
The club issues emails and updates Facebook on important immediate forthcoming events, news or issues.
The club also issues Newsletters with information helpful to parents for the forthcoming season.
Your game day Coach and/or Manager will contact you by text if a game is cancelled due to weather conditions or has been forfeited to another day. Game cancellations due to weather conditions (both home and away) are also posted on the Tamborine Mountain Eagles Soccer Club Facebook Page. Please DO NOT contact/make enquires with other clubs if you have an away game.
Illness / Injury
Once team training starts and your child has an illness or injury and is unavailable for training please advise your Manager 24 – 48 hours notice if possible, before training and a game.
Each team will be allocated duty to man the canteen one day over the season. Your team manager will be in touch to let you know when you team is rostered on. Please join us on canteen duty when it’s your team’s turn – it’s a great way to get to know other members and make a contribution to our club.
2021 TMEFC Season Terms & Conditions/ Requirements
2021 TMEFC Season Requirements
Please note, all registered players are required to upload a front facing recent photograph ( Not less then 6mths old) of themselves. Only head and shoulders is required. Players will not be allocated a team unless a recent photo close up on head and shoulder so players face can be seen clearly is made available to TMEFC.
Tamborine Mountain Eagles Soccer Club T&C's 2021
Team Member's Code of Conduct
Tamborine Mountain Eagles Soccer Club support and abide by the
FOOTBALL QUEENSLAND MEMBER PROTECTION POLICY.
This Policy aims to ensure FQ core values, good reputation and positive behaviours and attitudes are maintained. It assists us in ensuring that every person involved in our sport is treated with respect and dignity, and is safe and protected from abuse. Through this Policy, we aim to ensure that everyone involved in the club is aware of his or her legal and ethical rights and responsibilities.
All members abide by the rules and regulations as outline in the Code of Conduct for Football Gold Coast, Football Queensland and Football Australia.
For Code of Conduct regulations please refer to the TMEFC website
In our efforts to keep playing costs down, ALL playing members are required to support the club as a volunteer on at least one day per season per child. Parents or Guardians of individuals are asked to donate their time for one shift on match day to serve in the canteen alongside other parents. A supervisor will assist you with tasks.
If you are unable or unwilling to participate as a volunteer you will be required to pay $50 per playing member to the club as your volunteer donation..
2. Team Jerseys.
All members will be allocated an Eagles Team Jersey once they have fully registered for the 2020 season. The jersey is the responsibility of the member and required to be returned to the Club at the end of the season cleaned and in good condition.
Members Agree to pay a replacement cost of $60 per jersey for any loss or damage throughout the season to the allocated jersey. Jerseys that are returned that have not been cleaned will incur a $20 cleaning fee.
3. Photo ID
All competition members and officials agree to supply a passport size Photo for competition ID.
4. Team Allocation
All members are allocated to teams according to age, development ability and overall team and club numbers. The decision for allocation is the sole responsibility of the Director of Coaching in consultation with volunteer coaches. The Director of Coaching will respect members desired allocation, however the DOC decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into after the final decision has been made.
5. Refund Policy
Once teams have been allocated, registered members who wish to de-register from the club will forfeit their Association fees portion of the overall registration fee. This is the amount paid to Football Gold Coast, Football Queensland and Football Australia, together with a nominal club administration fee. The total amount of these costs is $130.
The club will not refund fees to registered members after 26thApril 2020
6. Code of Conduct
All members agree to abide by the TMESC Code of Conduct and respect club and opposition members, referees, coaches and all officials.
Fixture and date changes often occur throughout the season due to a number of unforeseen circumstances. Members agree to abide by these changes and work with officials to accommodate the changes.
No refund is given for lost training or match days. For the avoidance of doubt, if training or game days are cancelled due to rain, the TMESC will do its best to replace the session or game, but is under no obligation to do so and no refund will be given if this is not possible..
8. Complaints Procedure.
Should members experience a breach of the code of conduct and not be able to resolve the issue independently, then they should contact club officials directly. as the first point to resolve directly.
If you have an issue with an opposing club, please contact our Club officials first.
A complaint should only be referred to Football Gold Coast or Football Queensland after all attempts have been made to solve the issue within the Tamborine Mountain Eagles club first.
Please refer to the club website for the official complaints procedure and up to date contact details..
9. ALL INFRINGEMENTS - (RED/YELLOW CARDS) Are to be paid by the players or Parent for those u18s years. Club treasurer will issue an invoice to be paid in 7days from issue date on invoice. Non payment will result in No GameTime.
10. Tamborine Mountain Eagles Soccer Club reserves the right to refuse ANY membership application. Refusal of membership can be based on a number of factors including but not limited to : Team numbers, previous history and/or club culture. The committee decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding a refusal for membership.
Team Member's Code of Conduct
- Take responsibility for your own behaviour and performance.
· ·- Compete by the competition conditions and rules.
· ·- Never argue with the Coaches, Team officials or Referee's decision.
· ·- Control your temper-no criticism by word or gesture.
· ·- Work equally hard for yourself and your team, your team's performance will benefit and so will your own.
· ·- Be a good sport. Encourage and support other team members.
· ·- Show respect for yourself, your team mates, officials, your opponents and their skills.
· ·- Behave in a manner that respects the rights of others.
· ·- Smoking, drinking of alcoholic beverages, or the use of any illegal substances is strictly forbidden.
· ·- Entering or remaining upon restricted licensed premises unless under the supervision of team officials is strictly forbidden.
· ·- Wear the official team uniform at all times, as directed by team management/officials.
· ·- Stay in the designated team area and support other team members during times when not competing.
· Follow the directions of team management.
BREACH OF THE CODE
Team managers may deal immediately with any breaches of this code by imposing appropriate consequences, including not playing remaining fixtures, notification of parents and being sent home at your parents' cost.
Tamborine Mountain Eagles Football Club is responsible for imposing any longer term consequences.
Parents' Code of Conduct.
· ·- Cooperate with the club to achieve the best outcomes for your child.
· ·- Support the team and event officials in maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment for all players.
· ·- Maintain positive relationships with team officials regarding your child's playing, well being and behaviour.
· ·- Encourage participation by your child.
· ·- Provide a model of good sportsmanship for your child to copy.
· ·- Be courteous and constructive in your communication with players, team officials, game officials and sport administrators.
· ·- Encourage honest effort, skilled performance and team loyalty.
· ·- Make any new parents feel welcome on all occasions.
· ·- Do not interfere with the conduct of events.
· ·- Be aware that you are required to participate in fundraising/support activities.
Spectators Code of Conduct
- Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour.
- Remember children play for enjoyment. Don't let your behaviour detract from their enjoyment.
- Let game officials conduct events without interference.
- Support skilled performances and team play with generous applause.
- Demonstrate respect for opposing players and their supporters.
If you have any feedback, questions, issues or concerns please get in touch with us by email at
Director of Coaching