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.
Clairvaux FC also has 3 x mens Over 35 teams competing in the Queensland Masters Competition and it is likely we will add a 4th team in 2017 due to the popularity of this competition.
In 2016 we established our Squirts program designed for 3 - 5 year olds (male and female) and this is provided free of charge and held on Saturday's during every home junior game.
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 last year. In 2017 the competition will be held in November as part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations.
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 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 2017 with the assistance of our major club sponsors - South City Mazda and Spot Digital Productions, the club will look to establish a scholarship programme that will be used to assist more people to get involved in the game 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 will be introducing a healthy eating program where we will provide fresh fruit free of charge to all juniors 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.
Plans are well underway to install shade sails over the spectator area and further development of top oval is also being planned in consultation with the College and it is hoped to have this completed by 2018.
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.
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
Robbie McLeanPresident, Senior Coach
Phone 0403 716 634
David HeleyVice President, Capital 3 Senior Coach, Over 35 Coach
Phone 0421 093 542
Ken ArnoldSenior Secretary, Procurement, Over 35 Coach
Kevin McParlandMarketing, Senior / Junior Committee, Over 35 Coach
Phone 0424 915 111
Alison BishopClub Registrar, Senior / Junior Committee
Glen WatsonSenior / Junior Committee, Over 35's Coach
Phone 0468 519 836
Tom BishopSenior / Junior Committee, Junior Coach
Phone 0404 834 236
Gavin McMenemyFacilities/Grounds, Over 35's Coordinator
Joel BowermanCommittee - Marketing/Sponsorship, Junior Development
Grant O'NeillCommittee - Marketing/Sponsorship
Phone 0421 187 670
Russell GedesCommittee - Marketing/Sponsorship
Peter SpranklinSenior Coach
David LeahySenior Coach
Dimitri MascadriUnder 20's Coach
Phone 0418 789 176
Kym WicksteinDirector of Junior Coaching
Phone 0418 198072
Troy WicksteinDirector of Junior Coaching
Heath TannerJunior Coach
Phone 0439 777 022
Dan SimpsonJunior Coach
Phone 0402 893 978
Sean GoodchapJunior Coach
Michael MascadriJunior Coach
Oliver BishopJunior Coach
Mandy FishJunior Coach
Phone 0418 211 548
Hayden JonesJunior Coach
Jason WalczakJunior Coach
David ReardonJunior Coach
Nathan WilliamsTeam Manager
Phone 0414 569 380
Graham PotterTeam Manager
Phone 0411 595 902
Daniel GribbinTeam Manager
Rico MullerTeam Manager
Tom BuhmannTeam Manager
Phone 0418 740 037
Vik & Paul EnrightTeam Manager
Marie Mc MenemyTeam Manager
Megan GoodchapTeam Manager
Phone 0408 498 272
Mike PreweckiTeam Manager
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
Russell MapriDirector of Senior Coaching, Capital 2 Head Coach
Graham MapriCapital 2 Reserves Coach, Junior Development
Jye MaggarySenior Coaching Staff
Matthew NolanSenior Coaching Staff
Byron EscobarU18 Coach
Louis ElleryClub Physio
Paul EnrightJunior Coach
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.