The football community at Churchie is a vibrant, warm and enthusiastic group of boys, staff and parents. Prep Football Clinics are held for boys from Reception to Year 6. The GPS Football competition is held in Term 2 for boys in Years 5 to 12 of all levels of ability.
The Football Support Group are a group of volunteer parents who assist the director in the smooth running of several events in the calendar, building a sense of community and resources for the programme.
Churchie is a proud partner with Glasgow Celtic Football Club. Through this partnership we provide additional opportunities for boys through programmes, camps and tours.
Students are given the opportunity to develop their skills in other areas through our referee development programme and, for new graduates, the coach development programme.
Football was introduced into Churchie in 1972, with four teams entered into the Junior Brisbane Soccer Association competition—an Under 18 Opens team, and a team in the under division. Football has grown in popularity, and in 1991 it became a GPS sport.
There are several Old Boys who have played for Australia at senior international levels, including Jonathan McKain, Nathan Coe, Tony Brennan and Steve Hogg, as well as several players who have gone on to play for national youth teams and professional football.
Churchie won the Queensland Independent Schools Cup in 2014 and the GPS Premiership in 2019.
We access expert professionals in several fields to support the players’ development. Our football coaching curriculum and development model gives all players the opportunity to develop their technical and tactical skills, as well as their love for the game. Churchie maintains a strong relationship with Brisbane Roar FC and Football Queensland.
Camps and Touring
Churchie Football tours to Europe every two years and, through our partnership with Celtic FC, we have unrivalled access to training, matches and other football experiences. In recent tours we have also visited Liverpool, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona and Ajax.
The School holds a day camp on campus during the Easter school holidays, which is open to all boys, and we also take part in regular tours to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.
Churchie maintains football facilities onsite. There are six full-size fields and up to four modified fields for Years 5 and 6. All training occurs onsite before and after school.