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2023 FQPL First team & under 23’s trials

Register your interest to trial below. Our football manager will then be in touch with further information

Opinion Piece from Head Coach Luis Melgar- our first transfer to Brisbane Roar, the June transfer window, our experience with NPL youngsters.

With the June transfer window now been and gone, making it our 6th window we’ve been a part of. Our head coach Luis Melgar reflects on our movements plus shares his opinion from an LMFC point of view of our experience with local talent and NPL pathways.

Our major movement was our first transfer out to the Brisbane Roar, with Marsden State High School student Eremugo Debele moving from LMFC, his first senior football club to the Brisbane Roar under 18’s.

Ollie Nijimbere joins LMFC from Easts. Mesbah Photography

Plus we also brought in Logan local 19 year old attacker Oliver Nijimbere from Easts after playing the majority of his youth football there plus a handful of first team games at the NPL club.

“We are all super proud of the recognition and opportunity Eremugo has earned himself in signing with the Roar academy. 16 year old Eremugo applied himself from day 1 in pre season and stepped up to the challenges we presented him in training and during the games, getting exposed to U23s and senior football after he established himself as our number 6.

We believe youth players can develop faster and better with exposure to training and playing at quality senior program.

The club has made no secret of its mission statement of “discovering and developing local talent” and this is a prime example of that.

Playing out of Compton Park in Woodridge, we are surrounded by clubs that represent almost every level of the Football Queensland competitive football pyramid.

Despite only being 10 years old we’ve quickly established a respected and well known senior football program, playing in QPL4 this year and aiming to gain promotion into FQPL3 and beyond in the coming seasons.

Part of our success has been offering talented young players a genuine opportunity to represent the club at senior level if they possess the quality.

Unlike larger clubs, young talented players at Logan Metro do not have the same risk of getting “lost” or “locked in” to playing in their age groups due to the stockpiling of talent and sometimes politics involved in playing paid senior footballers ahead of younger talented ones.

We’ve demonstrated our commitment to a fair approach and have seen local talent choose to switch from NPL, FQPL1/2 set ups, to come and be part of our football program that promotes and plays players on merit.

This season we’ve had local youth players from Western Pride (Geofrey Maru), Easts (Charles Griffin & Ollie Nijimbere), Rochedale (Eremugo Debele), Holland Park (Jacques Musabwa) all make the decision to join our program, establish themselves in the senior squad, helping us achieve our goals and joining other established LMFC players with NPL experience including our captain Jean-Mike Jabo (Brisbane City) & Jayden Ferguson (Brisbane Strikers)

We know that football is the number 1 grassroots sports played across the country BUT we also understand their is a big drop off from incredibly talented players when they hit the late teens or early 20’s.

Our message to any youngsters out there playing U16-U23 in NPL or QPL 1/2 football is, you could improve the rate of your development by playing senior football at Logan Metro FC. Feedback we’ve received is the noticeable difference in training standards, pace of the games, increased focus and tactical understanding required to be successful.

Our recent track record speaks for itself, we stand by and demonstrate our belief that if you’re good enough you’re old enough and don’t need to navigate some of the politics that can cause young talent to fall out of love with the game.

If anyone reads this and is interested in getting in touch please feel free to contact me directly at [email protected]

In the mean time we’ll continue to be Proudly Logan. Discovering and developing local talent. Chasing the fairytale. Always staying inclusive. “

Luis Melgar
Head Coach
Logan Metro Football Club

Beam sponsors Logan Metro Football Club for 2022 season

  • Beam unveiled as a major sponsor of LMFC’s 2022 season
  • LMFC players have received grants of Beam credits to travel to and from games
  • LMFC celebrates its 10-year anniversary during the 2022 season, with a new home and away kit to mark the occasion

With the local football season in swing, the Logan Metro Football Club has unveiled its first ever micromobility sponsorship, with Beam joining the LMFC family and sponsoring the club’s 2022 season. 

Queensland’s largest micromobility company has partnered with LMFC to offer club players requiring financial aid free e-scooter commutes to and from training and game days. 

Over 70% of LMFC’s players live within Logan Central, with the youth players walking up to 6km each way to attend training and matches. 

Beam’s Brisbane State Manager Pieter van Heerden said: 

“We’re thrilled that our expansion into the Logan region has given us the opportunity to partner with the Logan Metro Football Club, and immerse ourselves as part of the local community – and a great bunch of hardworking and talented young players. 

“With the number of training sessions and matches the LMFC youths play in a season, we’re glad to be enabling a convenient and carbon-free journey for players – especially those who require financial support. 

“But most of all we’re excited to be cheering the teams on from the sidelines throughout the season, and expect LMFC’s 10th anniversary season to be their best one yet!”  

Logan Metro Football Club President Samuel Escobar said:

“We’re so proud and excited to be partnering with a brand like Beam to offer a real & innovative solution to the transport issue a lot of our players and community face.

“Many of our players currently walk to and from training and games, with this partnership enabling them to access a convenient alternative. 

“Since our inaugural year in 2012, this football club has been pushing the envelope and leading the way with innovative and unique ways of doing things on and off the field.

For our 10 year anniversary we couldn’t be prouder to be partnering with Beam and offering this service to our players.”

Logan Metro Football Club under-18 player Filmon Mehari said: 

“Like many of the other players, I travel to and from the Club three times a week, for training and games, walking 30 minutes home after a hard training session.

“Having Beam support in getting to and from the club more quickly saves so much time and energy each week, and ensures I show up on the field able to play my best.” 

LMFC u18 player Filmon commuting to training through Logan Central. Mesbah Photography

About Beam

Beam is Asia Pacific’s largest shared micromobility company. We are on a mission to turn little drives into better rides and make cities flow better for everyone. 

Shared micromobility is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and we’re leading the way in Asia Pacific with operations in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey and Malaysia. In collaboration with cities, we bring a safe, affordable and sustainable new mode of transport to citizens with our fleets of self-driven small electric vehicles. Following our recent US $93M Series B round, we will be expanding our operations to Japan and Indonesia.

Within Australia & New Zealand, Beam has operations in Auckland, Wellington, Whangārei, Whanganui and Palmerston North, Sydney, Lake Macquarie, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Townsville, Port Douglas, Magnetic Island, Mackay, Perth, Bunbury, Esperance, Hobart, Launceston and Burnie.

Learn more @ www.ridebeam.com

 

Anytime Fitness Logan joins the LMFC Family

Logan Metro FC is proud to welcome Anytime Fitness Logan to the LMFC family.

As part of the partnership the club will receive the following benefits-

  • Access  to their quality gym facility for our senior men and women’s teams on wet weather training nights
  • Corporate pricing for all affiliates and volunteers of the club ($0 Joining Fee, $15.95 per week, Cancel with 30 days notice)
  • PLUS heaps more to be rolled out through out the season

We look forward to working with club manager Markus through out 2022 and beyond!

Check out their National One Day Sale on the 16th of March. With exclusive access to over 5000+ Anytime fitness Locations globally, we are the gym for anybody, anytime. $0 Joining Fee, Up to 2 Weeks Free, $65 Summer Fit Pack and 2 x Complimentary Pt Sessions available per new member.

Club Information: 2022 Floods

To our LMFC family and supporters,

Firstly, I’m hoping that you are all well and largely unaffected by these floods. If there is anything we can do to help please reach out and let us know.

Also that our thoughts are with our football family currently doing it super tough with these floods, we know the effort required to maintain football facilities and it’s so heartbreaking to see the damage mother nature has left.

The Logan Metro FC committee wanted to give all our members and supporters an update now that we’re a few days in.

– Thankfully our facility at Compton Park in Woodridge was unaffected due to where and how it’s situated.
– After an inspection this afternoon (Tuesday 1st March) we’re happy to say the fields will reopen on Wednesday 2nd March for our miniroos, women’s teams and metro men’s teams to resume training. *However the field won’t be mowed until next week.
– The facility will remain closed on Tuesday night. Our FQPL squad have already made alternative arrangements for training.
Football Queensland confirmed over the weekend that ALL games this coming weekend (4-6 March) have been postponed. Football Queensland will advise in due course the plan for the restart of games.

We’re aware and proud that a lot of individuals involved with the club are volunteering and helping their communities with the clean up. We continue to encourage the LMFC family to get out and support our great community.

Below you can find a list of resources on how you can help and volunteer-
– Football Queensland Flood Support Hub- https://footballqueensland.com.au/club-support-hub/flood-support/ 
– Brisbane City Council Mud Army 2.0- https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/community-and-safety/community-safety/february-2022-severe-weather-event-council-updates-and-impacts/mud-army-20

As a club and committee we will also actively keep our eyes open and reach out to some of our neighbouring football clubs and communities to see if there’s an opportunity to get our full club and sponsors involved in any way possible.

Please feel free to reach out to myself or any of the committee if you have any questions or concerns.

#wearelogan

Samuel Escobar
President
[email protected]

2022 Registration OPEN- More Value or Reduced fees & some of the Best value/prices locally!

We’re proud to launch our Registrations for 2022!

The majority of our registration fees for 2021 and recent years have already been very affordable and packed full of value compared to the  fees of other clubs.

in 2022, after a comprehensive review by our committee- registrations fee’s and packages have either been reduced! left unchanged! or more valued added to the registration package!

The club will also continue to offer payment plans to make it easier to pay and play and will also continue to accept the Governments Fair Play vouchers.

Each registration fee includes EVERYTHING needed for the season so no extra weekly match fees, extra costs for uniforms etc.

Senior Men, Women and Under 18’s can register HERE

Youth boys and girls u13-u16 can register HERE

MiniRoos u6-12 can register HERE

You can also check out the upcoming key dates here 👇👇

Women’s teams coaching announcements- Michael Ulstad & Jen Dunn are back

Logan Metro FC is proud to announce our plans and coaching line up for our senior women’s program ahead of our 10th season in 2022.

The club intends to field 2 senior women’s teams in 2022 for the first time in our history. A competitive team in a high City (Metro) division with an aim to build towards entering the FQPLW system in the near future PLUS a 2nd team in a lower City (Metro) division, the perfect environment for women wanting to enjoy their football in a fun and relaxed environment.

Michael Ulstad is back, assisted by our reserves captain Branden Turepu to lead our higher team. The pair are back with unfinished business as they took charge of our women’s team in 2020 and finished the Covid interrupted season in 3rd place.  Michael and Bran know this football club well and are determined to continue building our women’s program into 2022 and beyond.

We also welcome back a legend of the club, Jen Dunn to the coaching seat as the coach of our other women’s team.  Jen managed our 2021 women’s team and is no stranger to anyone who knows LMFC having won premierships and grand finals as our women’s coach in 2016 and 2018.

Premiership and Grand Final winning coach Jen is back!

Training and trials for both teams will begin before Christmas at Compton Park. To register your interest simply fill in the form below👇

 

FQPL4 Coaching Announcement 📣 Luis Melgar is back

We’re proud to announce our 2019 Premiership winning coach, Luis Melgar is back as Head Coach for 2022.

Luis was our Football Operations Manager for the 2021 season, overseeing structures and player support of our senior teams, whilst also helping update the clubs long term strategy. He also spent the year building his coaching knowledge undertaking Skills Acquisition accreditation and linking in with NPL clubs to observe and understand how to best continue to evolve coaching standards at LMFC. Luis is also in line to complete his B licence by the end of the 2022 season

Claudio Rebocho, who took our reserves to the Capital League 1 Reserve Grand Final is also back for 2022 in charge of our u23/reserves squad.

True to our philosophy and culture the rest of our coaching team is made up of coaches from other teams and division from within the club.

Head Coach- Luis Melgar
U23/Reserves Coach- Claudio Rebocho
Football Manager- Sam Escobar
Assistant Coaches-

Tafadzwa Dhafana- Assistant Coach Tafadzwa assisted our first team and oversaw our u23 program in 2021.
Mounir Mesbah- 2013 Grand Final winning player with LMFC and current City 4 coach Mounir is joining the FQPL staff.
Kevin Ferguson- A big character and presence, Kevin will be joining the FQPL team in 2022.
Kimba Kibombo- Former NPL player Kimba will be assisting in 2022 as he recovers from a serious knee injury 

Preseason and Trials for our u18s, u23s & First team commence on Tuesday 23 November.
CLICK HERE to register your interest to trial.

Thank You Forbes 🏆

Championship winning coach Forbes Madau has advised the club that he won’t be continuing on as Head Coach in 2022.

Instead, Forbes will be moving into the newly created role of Junior Director of Coaching where he’ll create and oversee our junior development programs and coaches including ‘Komodo teams’ as well as rolling out the Football Queensland SAP Community Club model at LMFC.

In his time as Head Coach Forbes won the Capital League 1 Grand Final, made it to the semi finals of the Canale Cup and took us on a FFA cup run that saw us host NPL powerhouse club Lions FC at Compton Park which drew the biggest crowd the venue has ever seen!

#ThankYouForbes