Queensland
Independent Football


We anticipate the 2020 winter season will kick off  in the 3rd week of March.

Discussions with team Managers will determine whether we continue with a player based registration fee or revert to a team based registration fee.

Whatever is decided with fees, they will continue to include player accident insurance and public liability insurance for your team. 

Players will also need to upload photo identification when registering.  Team sheets may not be required if photo identification is successfully implemented.

Team managers are required to complete an application for entry to QIF each season, which can be emailed to you upon request to info@qldindependentfootball.com.au

Teams are required to have (1) two contact persons, (2) access to a home ground with sufficient risk management processes in place to provide safety to all participants, (3) a team name and team colours, and (4) a sufficient pool of players to complete all fixture requirements for the season. 

Our season will normally run for 18 home and away rounds, followed by a Top 4 Finals Series.  There will be a break in the middle of the season to coincide with end of semester / school holidays.

 

Queensland Independent Football (QIF) is a Social and Community Football League based throughout Brisbane that has been in existence for over 30 years.  QIF is currently operating a Sunday morning competition and a Monday night competition. 

Originally known as the “Commercial League” and played on Sunday mornings, QIF has provided a stable base for teams looking for play football with their mates in a more social football setting.  While teams can be very skillful and competitive, the predominant “community spirit” of the competition prevails. 

The Sunday morning competition is held on a home and away basis across Brisbane and has teams such as Gurkha FC, United FC, Brisbane Punjabi Community Club Calamvale, Redland City FC, Spitfires FC, Singapore Lions FC, Bardon FC, West End FC, Canaipa FC (from Russell Island) and Caxton Athletic FC.  On Monday nights all games are played at Eagles Sports Complex at Mansfield, and teams from the Nepalese, Hong Kong, Afghan and Croatian communities, along with local teams competing.

QIF and its’ counterpart, the South East Queensland Football League form the largest Multicultural Football Leagues in Australia.  These competitions are administered under the Over 35s Football and Community Football Australia banner and we work pro-actively in promoting Social and Community Football to teams and players who need assistance in accessing football opportunities.  Our work includes important elements missing from other Leagues and Programs such as helping players/teams:

  • organise themselves into teams / tournaments / competitions;
  • access training space;
  • access training equipment;
  • with low-cost fees;
  • with appropriate kick-off times during religious periods of the year;
  • with Club registration costs;
  • access come and try events;
  • compete in National Community Tournaments;
  • with governance advice;  and,
  • with club development activities.

We have also registered our Teams with the Australia Sports Foundation to access donations to assist them with their registration fees, referee costs, and facility hire.

asf.org.au/our-projects/

Donations can be made to individual teams, with the team gaining an immediate benefit, with the knowledge that the local community is behind them in their sporting pursuits.  As the ASF has the “gift deductible recipient” status, donators receive a tax receipt which is fully tax-deductible.

In running competitions such as Queensland Independent Football and the South East Queensland Football League, Community Football Australia can support additional social and community programs such as Welcoming Tournaments, the Multicultural Football League in Logan, Kicking Goals Together at Australia Catholic University and Africa United.

Supporting these programs helps develop new football teams, leaders and players, and build a bridge to established facilities and Clubs.  In some cases, we are working with communities to create new Clubs and programs and re-ignite facility use.  Feel free to visit Community Football Australia for additional information.

Champions Wall

2016 Season

1st Division

Champions
Brisbane Allstars
(Won 3-1)

Grand Final Runner-Up
Brisbane Knights

Premiers
Brisbane Allstars

Golden Boot Winner
Mustafa Jafari – 18 Goals

2nd Division

Champions
Creek Cavaliers
(Won 3-1)

Grand Final Runner-Up
Park and Co Sky FC

Premiers
Creek Cavaliers

Golden Boot Winner
Chris Greenup – 41 Goals

3rd Division

Champions
SQR Cavaliers
(won 1-1)

Grand Final Runner-Up
Bethania Phoenix

Premiers
Legion FC

Golden Boot Winner
Nathan Roudenko – 29 Goals

3rd Division Reserves

Champions
Legion FC
(won 1-0)

Grand Final Runner-Up
Sunshine Lions

Elimination Cup – Winner
Brisbane Allstars (Won 3-0)

Runner-Up
Mooroondu Red

South East Queensland Football League

Most Valuable Player
Simon Meredith – SQR Cavaliers

Sportsmanship Award
Sunshine Lions

2015 Season

1st Division

Champions
Brisbane Knights
(Won 1-0)

Grand Final Runner-Up
St.George

Premiers
St.George

Golden Boot Winner
David Grecil – 34 Goals

2nd Division

Champions
FK Mladost
(Won 6-2)

Grand Final Runner-Up
Mooroondu FC

Premiers
Cavaliers

Golden Boot Winner
Nenad Popovic – 27 Goals

3rd Division

Champions
Mooroondu FC
(won 4-1)

Grand Final Runner-Up
Reggae Boyz

Premiers
Mooroondu FC

Golden Boot Winner
Julian De Groot – 30 Goals

3rd Division Reserves

Champions
Legion FC
(won 1-0)

Grand Final Runner-Up
Vision Home Vipers

Elimination Cup – Winner
Capalaba Strikers (Won 3-1)

Runner-Up
Cavaliers

South East Queensland Football League

Most Valuable Player
Jay Reid – Brisbane Knights

Sportsmanship Award
Souths United Kings

2014 Season

1st Division

Champions
Creek Tigers
(Won 3-1)

Grand Final Runner-Up
Brisbane Knights

Premiers
Brisbane Knights

Golden Boot Winner
Asa Harrington – 30 Goals

2nd Division

Champions
Slacks Creek FC
(Won 3-2)

Grand Final Runner-Up
Cavaliers

Premiers
Slacks Creek

Golden Boot Winner
Carl Brady – 30 Goals

3rd Division

Champions
Brisbane Knights
(won 1-0)

Grand Final Runner-Up
Capalaba Bulldogs

Premiers
Brisbane Knights

Golden Boot Winner
Lee Rawson – 33 Goals

3rd Division Reserves

Champions
Coomera Colts
(won 4-1)

Grand Final Runner-Up
Bayside Eagles

Elimination Cup – Winner
Old Bridge (Won 3-0)

Runner-Up
St George FC

South East Queensland Football League

Most Valuable Player
Carl Brady

Sportsmanship Award
Capalaba Bulldogs Div 1

Sportsmanship Award – Division 1
Creek Tigers

Sportsmanship Award – Division 2
Slacks Creek FC

2013 Season

Struddy’s Sports Cup

Champions
Beenhome Honey Badgers

Grand Final Runner-Up
Brisbane All Stars

Premiers
Creek Tigers

Golden Boot Winner
Matt Hayman – 30 Goals

2nd Division

Champions
West Beenleigh DK

Grand Final Runner-Up
Creek United FC

Premiers
Creek United FC

Golden Boot Winner
Liam Tolley

3rd Division

Champions
Vision Home Vipers

Grand Final Runner-Up
Mt.Gravatt Hawks

Premiers
Vision Home Vipers

Golden Boot Winner
Derek Hall – 41 Goals

South East Queensland Football League

Most Valuable Player
Taylor Jakubenko

Sportsmanship Award
Teviot Downs FC

Elimination Cup Winner
Brisbane All Stars

Preseason Cup Winner
Brisbane All Stars

2012 Season

Struddy’s Sports Cup

Champions
Old Bridge

Grand Final Runner-Up
Beenhome

Premiers
Beenhome

Golden Boot Winner
Matt Hayman – 30 Goals

Most Valuable Player
Ben Plunkett – Beenhome

Reserves Division

Champions
Beenleigh Lions

Grand Final Runner-Up
Capalaba Strikers

Premiers
Beenleigh Lions

Golden Boot Winner
Liam Tolley – 28 Goals

Struddy’s Sports Preseason Cup

Div 1 Winner
Old Bridge (Won 6-1)

Div 1 Runner-Up
Bethania Blue

Reserves Winner
SQR Cavaliers
(Won 5-3)

Reserves Runner-Up
Beenleigh Lions

TEAM INFO

Division 1 Team Details


Bethania Rams

Home Strip | Away Strip
Blue & White | Blue & White

Field Location
Opperman Field, Federation Drive, Bethania


Blue Devils

Home Strip | Away Strip
Sky Blue & Navy | Navy & Navy

Field Location
Woodcrest State College, Nev Smith Drive, Springfield


Brisbane Allstars

Home Strip | Away Strip
Red & White | Green

Field Location
Opperman Field, Federation Drive, Bethania


Brisbane Knights

Home Strip | Away Strip
Yellow & Green | Yellow & Green

Field Location
Croatian Community Centre, 164 Dunn Street, Rocklea


FK Mladost

Home Strip | Away Strip
Blue & White | Yellow

Field Location
Opperman Field, Federation Drive, Bethania


Manny Black

Home Strip | Away Strip
Blue | Blue

Field Location
FR Caterson Park, Weeden Street, Mansfield


Mooroondu Red

Home Strip | Away Strip
Red | Yellow

Field Location
William Taylor Sportsfield, Mooroondu Road, Thorneside


Mooroondu Yello

Home Strip | Away Strip
Yellow | Red

Field Location
William Taylor Sportsfield, Mooroondu Road, Thorneside


Old Bridge

Home Strip | Away Strip
Red | Yellow & Black

Field Location
FR Caterson Park, Weeden Street, Mansfield


Sunshine Lions FC 1

Home Strip | Away Strip
Red & Black | White

Field Location
Croatian Community Centre, 164 Dunn Street, Rocklea

Division 2 Team Details


BPC Vipers

Home Strip | Away Strip
TBC | TBC

Field Location
Hubner Park, Hubner Road, Park Ridge


Coomera Colts

Home Strip | Away Strip
Maroon | Maroon

Field Location
Viney Park, Yaun Street, Coomera


Creek Cavaliers

Home Strip | Away Strip
Black & Red | Black & Red

Field Location
Usher Park, Rose Street, Daisy Hill


Creek United

Home Strip | Away Strip
Orange & Black | Orange & Black

Field Location
Usher Park, Rose Street, Daisy Hill


Mooroondu 2

Home Strip | Away Strip
Red | Yellow

Field Location
William Taylor Sportsfield, Mooroondu Road, Thorneside


Reggae Boyz

Home Strip | Away Strip
TBC | TBC

Field Location
Hubner Park, Hubner Road, Park Ridge


Sky FC

Home Strip | Away Strip
White | White

Field Location
Croatian Community Centre, 164 Dunn Street, Rocklea


Souths United Kings

Home Strip | Away Strip
TBC | TBC

Field Location
Wakerley Park, Dew Street & Nathan Road, Runcorn


SWFC

Home Strip | Away Strip
Dark Green | Black

Field Location
Croatian Community Centre, 164 Dunn Street, Rocklea


War Pigs

Home Strip | Away Strip
Gold & Black | Blue, Black & Gold

Field Location
Hubner Park, Hubner Road, Park Ridge

Division 3 Team Details


Bethania Phoenix

Home Strip | Away Strip
Blue & White | Blue & White

Field Location
Opperman Field, Federation Drive, Bethania


City Legion

Home Strip | Away Strip
TBC | Red & Black

Field Location
Soccer Drive, Slacks Creek


Souths United Kings

Home Strip | Away Strip
Green, White & Black | Black & Pink

Field Location
Barry Whyte Field, 720 Middle Road, Greenbank


Logan Legion

Home Strip | Away Strip
White & Red | Red & Black

Field Location
Soccer Drive, Slacks Creek


Mooroondu FC 3

Home Strip | Away Strip
Red | Yellow

Field Location
William Taylor Sportsfield, Mooroondu Road, Thorneside


Slacks Creek FC

Home Strip | Away Strip
White & Orange | Yellow & Green

Field Location
Usher Park, Rose Street, Daisy Hill


Slacks Creek Old Boys

Home Strip | Away Strip
TBC | TBC

Field Location
Usher Park, Rose Street, Daisy Hill


Sunshine Lions FC 3

Home Strip | Away Strip
White | Red & Black

Field Location
Croatian Community Centre, 164 Dunn Street, Rocklea


SQR Cavaliers

Home Strip | Away Strip
White & Maroon | White & Maroon

Field Location
Usher Park, Rose Street, Daisy Hill


Wolves FC

Home Strip | Away Strip
Yellow | White

Field Location
Carmichael Park, 175 Boundary Street, Tingalpa

TEAMS

Bay Islands FC

Ladders

Team Contact 1:
Mick Marriott
0401483079

Team Contact 2:

Team Grounds:
Union Street Sports Oval
Russell Island

Home Colours:

Away Colours:

Players:

BPCC

Ladders

Team Contact 1:
Deepa
0431416992

Team Contact 2:
Charanjit Singh
0430018361

Team Grounds:
Stretton High School
cnr Gowan Rd and Illawena Street
view map

Home Colours:
Yellow

Away Colours:
Red

Players:

Caxton Athletic

Ladders

Team Contact 1:
Anthony Harvey
0407126561

Team Contact 2:
Mike Law
0431665879

Team Grounds:
Darra SC
1 Archerfield Rd Darra

Home Colours:
Green/Red

Away Colours:
White/Red

Players:

Gurkha FC

Ladders

Team Contact 1:
Upesh Thapa
0408010146

Team Contact 2:
Shailendra Gurung
0422093673

Team Grounds:
North Star Football Club
24 Jennings Street Zillmere

Home Colours:
Blue

Away Colours:

Players:

PYSC

Ladders

Team Contact 1:
Harpreet Singh
0474822605
harpreetsirhind41@gmail.com

Team Contact 2:
Sunny Khera
0452 140 037
sgkhera@gmail.com

Team Grounds:
Prentice Park
Thistle St, Lutwyche
view map

Home Colours:
Black/White Stripes

Away Colours:

Players:

QUT FC

PLadders

Team Contact 1:
Matthew Whitfield
0424608208
qut.football@gmail.com

Team Contact 2:

Team Grounds:
Prentice Park
Thistle St, Lutwyche
view map

Home Colours:
Dark blue/orange

Away Colours:

Players:

Redland Bay FC

Ladders

Team Contact 1:
Richie Stockman
0434 269 093

Team Contact 2:

Team Grounds:
Donald Road Sports Field
1 Donald Road Redland Bay

Home Colours:

Away Colours:

Players:

Singapore Lions QLD

Ladders

Team Contact 1:
Greg
0404 549 152

Team Grounds:
El Salvador Soccer Club
Leyshon Park Cansdale Street Yeronga

Home Colours:
Red

Away Colours:
Red

Players:

Spitfires

Ladders

Team Contact 1:
Michael Ryan
0400056425

Team Contact 2:
Brent Irwin
0448800884

Team Grounds:
Prentice Park
Thistle St, Lutwyche
view map

Home Colours:
Green

Away Colours:

Players:

United FC

Ladders

Team Contact 1:
Kennedy Arop
0421562029

Team Grounds:
North Star Football Club
24 Jennings Street Zillmere

Home Colours:

Away Colours:

Players:

RULES

  1. The FIFA rules shall apply except when superseded by any of the following rules.
  2. Players must individually register online and pay a competition management fee of $80 per player before they are eligible to compete in the competition.
  3. Kick off times are set at 9.30 am or 11.30 am on Sunday mornings, unless otherwise agreed by both teams.
  4. If a team withdraws from the competition or is expelled, results will only stand if they have completed the majority of games in each half of the draw. (e.g. 8 team comp is 14 games/rounds. Games 1 to 7 are the first half of the draw and games 8 to 14 are the second half of the draw. So if a team plays all games in the first half of the draw but only two games in the second half, the two games in the second half will not count)
  5. Games will be 40 minutes each way with a 5 minute break at half time. 
  6. In Final matches the sudden death formula shall apply. That is the first team to score is declared the winner, if no score at the end of 10 minutes each way a penalty shoot out will follow. (For the penalty shoot out you may pick any eleven players on the team sheet from your team to participate provided they have not been sent off. Once you have picked your eleven players they cannot be changed). Other rules for shoot out as per F.I.F.A.
  7. QIF will hold a finals series dependant on finding suitable locations and sponsors. The number of teams in the finals will be dependent on the size of each division.
  8. SLIDE TACKLES ARE NOW OUTLAWED IN QUEENSLAND INDEPENDENT FOOTBALL.  It is an offence to commit any form of slide tackle (i.e. To promote the highest standards of player safety, all players must stay on their feet whilst challenging for the ball (in both attack and defence).  It will be considered “Careless Play” where a player has failed to do so, and the opposition team will be awarded an indirect free kick.  It will be considered “Reckless Play” where a player has failed to do so, and the player makes contact with an opposition player.  The opposition team will be awarded a direct free kick, and the offending player issued a blue card (10 minutes in the sin bin with no replacement).
  9. No more than seventeen (17) players shall appear on the team sheet and play for any team in any match. Players may be substituted as desired, and INTERCHANGE will be allowed (a match official can refuse a substitution if they think a team is time wasting). This is to be conducted at the half way line (for the player coming on) when the ball is dead and under the referee’s direction (At all other times substitutes must remain seated. If they need to warm up, this should be done well away from the field of play). A player sent off by the Referee (other than the slide tackle rule) cannot be replaced by a substitute.
  10. Any player sent off while playing for a team in any QIF game will be automatically suspended up to the next fixture for that team unless otherwise advised (other than slide tackle rule). If you play for multiple teams you are not eligible to play until you have served the suspension for the team you were sent off for. (e.g. if you are sent off on Friday night and also play Sundays, you cannot play for the Sunday team until you have served the suspension for the team you were sent off for) Penalty for playing a suspended player will be loss on forfeit for all games up to and including the offending match (including previously un-played matches). If any further subsequent abuses, the team could be withdrawn from the competition. Players sent off may be required to appear before the Disciplinary Committee.
  11. The receiving of 4 yellow cards is an automatic one-week suspension. 8 yellow cards are an automatic three weeks suspension and you may also face the disciplinary committee. (Teams are to police and enforce this rule. Penalty for playing a suspended player is as per rule no 11)
  12. Any suspensions received in other competitions will be accepted by QIF and will also be served in the QIF competition.

REFEREES

13.  Referees will be appointed for all games. In the event of an official Referee being unavailable, the home team will be notified and shall supply the Referee, provided both teams agree. Referees so appointed shall be deemed official. Both teams shall share referee’s fees. Official Referee MUST be paid prior to the start of the game. The fee is $80 (subject to change) and each team is to pay half that fee that is $40 per team.  Referees must be paid prior to the fixture commencing.

In cases of non-attendance of opposition, the attending team will pay the Referee the ($80) fee and QIF will reimburse upon receipt of team sheets. QIF will then obtain the full fee plus a fine of $40 from the offending team.  Where both teams have the same colours, the AWAYteam changes. (All shirts must have numbers on them). Each player appearing on the team sheet must have their own shirt. Shirts cannot be shared under any circumstances.

TEAM SHEETS

14.  Team sheets are to be utilised for all games. the home team manager is to sign the away team sheet before it is given to the opposition. The home and away teams are to complete details of surnameinitials and jersey number of every player in NEAT PRINT together WITH THE SIGNATURE of every player on each of their respective sheets. No other person is permitted to sign for any participating player. Penalty will be loss on forfeit for all games up to and including the offending match.

Players should have identification on them when attending QIF games.  Team managers have the right to request the identification of any player on the team sheet. If a player fails to provide the above ID on request then they are not eligible to play in that match.  A team manager can request any player, whose name appears on the team sheet, to sign again in their presence.

Remember the home team is responsible for the following:-

  • Arranging the field and ensuring it is CLEARLY & PROPERLY MARKED and is the correct size. They must include nets and corner flags.
  • Supplying the match ball (must be good standard).
  • Ensuring the safety of the appointed Referee.

CONTAct us

Please get in touch, we look forward to hearing from you !

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Rohan Cassell

Mobile: 0434 077 380

Email: info@qldindependentfootball.com.au