Clairvaux Football Club formed in 1967 and is widely regarded as a true "community club", with many administrative and coaching roles held by current and past players.
The club operates out of Clairvaux MacKillop College on Klump Road in Upper Mt Gravatt, Brisbane.
We field teams ranging from junior under 6's through to senior men’s and women’s teams competing in the Football Brisbane Capital & City League Competitions. In addition we will also have a ladies team competing in the Football Brisbane Over 30's Legends Competition which commenced in 2016.
With more than 80 players aged 35+ registered at the club, Clairvaux FC also fields 4 x mens Over 35 teams competing in the Queensland Masters Competition. In 2019 we are likely to field one or two Over 45 teams competing in the QMF Divisions due to the popularity of this competition.
In 2016 we established our Squirts program designed for 3 - 5 year olds (male and female) to have fun while learning football skills which the club provides free of charge. Sessions are typically held every second Sunday morning which are run by our senior players and coaches with up to 50 aspring Matilda's and Socceroo's attending each session.
The club also participates in the bi-annual Pan Pacific Masters Games held on the Gold Coast with both our ladies and mens teams consistently reaching the finals and have won silver and bronze medals in the last 3 Games.
In 2012 Clairvaux FC launched their annual 5 Aside competition and every year this continues to grow with over 300 players (male and female) from all over Brisbane playing in the tournament.
We embrace and practice a fair play policy and we foster player and coaching development wherever possible. We especially encourage the participation of female junior and senior players at our club and field two female senior teams at the club.
We are also extremely proud that a number of our senior and junior players are also qualified referees officiating at local, state and national level giving back to the football community.
In 2018 with the support of our major club sponsors - Spot Digital Productions & Click Village Lighting, the club will look to establish a program that will be used to assist more people to get involved in the game at both junior and senior level as well as assisting the further development of of players, coaches, managers and administrators.
The club is not only proactive about getting children physically and mentally active, we also encourage good nutrition and in 2017 we introduced a healthy eating program where the club provided fresh fruit free of charge to all junior players at every home game.
Our playing fields continue to undergo further development with the installation of a new drainage system and LED lighting being installed on the top oval in 2016 and new granstands were installed in January 2018. An application for State Government funding was submitted in Ocotber 2018 to returf the main playing field.
Our junior fields have grown from 3 to 7 fields in the space of 2 years as we continue to grow our junior base and discussions are also being held with the College to make further improvements to these fields with new turf and lighting planned for the 2019/2020 season on the bottom fields.
Vaux Radio was also launched in November 2017 where interviews with players, coaches, committee members and club supporters as well as match broadcasts can all be heard on a podcast.
In January 2018 the club launched its new logo and introduced its new club mascot - Fang the Fox.
For more information, or to register your interest in playing, coaching, sponsoring or assisting with the running of the club, please contact us.
2017 Club Staff
Nathan WilliamsClub President, Over 35 Team Manager
Phone 0414 569 380
David HeleyVice President Seniors, Over 35 Coach
Phone 0421 093 542
Robbie McLeanClub Treasurer, Squirts Program Technical Director
Phone 0403 716 634
Ken ArnoldClub Secretary, Registrar, Procurement, Over 35 Team Manager
Joel BowermanVice President Juniors, Junior Development
Alison BishopVice President Juniors
Glen WatsonSenior / Junior Committee, Over 35's Coach
Phone 0468 519 836
Tom BishopSenior / Junior Committee, Junior Coach
Phone 0404 834 236
Hayden JonesJunior Committee, Junior Coach
Gavin McMenemyFacilities/Grounds, Over 35's Coordinator
Kevin McParlandMarketing, Sponsorship & Grants
Phone 0424 915 111
Grant O'NeillIT, Social Media, Marketing
Phone 0421 187 670
Russell GedesIT, Social Media, Marketing
Russell MapriDirector of Senior Coaching, Capital 2 Head Coach, Technical Development Staff
Graham MapriCapital 2 Reserves Coach, Technical Development Staff
Matthew NolanSenior Coaching Staff
Jye MaggarySenior Coaching Staff
Louis ElleryClub Physio
Peter SpranklinSenior Coach
Nicholas TsardanisOver 35 Coach/Manager
Phone 3202 1211
Richard NicklessCoach Over 35's
Kym WicksteinDirector of Junior Coaching
Phone 0418 198072
Heath TannerJunior Coach
Phone 0439 777 022
Dan SimpsonJunior Coach
Phone 0402 893 978
Sean GoodchapJunior Coach
Oliver BishopJunior Coach
Mandy FishJunior Coach
Phone 0418 211 548
Jason WalczakJunior Coach
David ReardonJunior Coach
John RadoOver 35 team Manager
Daniel GribbinTeam Manager
Tom BuhmannTeam Manager
Phone 0418 740 037
Megan GoodchapTeam Manager
Phone 0408 498 272
Wally TelfordLife Member
Millie BrouwersLife Member
Noel HockadayLife Member
Melissa TelfordLife Member
Margaret GoodchapLife Member
John GoodchapLife Member
Rob DuffyLife Member
Lance HuxleyLife Member
Paddy McParlandLife Member
Peter McParlandLife Member
Karen McParlandLife Member
As a club we recognise and are grateful for the significant contribution by the many volunteers who have assisted with the running and administration of our club throughout the years.
In recognition of this, the following have all been honoured with 'Life' membership to the club.