Fred Stone Memorial Carnival 2024



Sunday 18th August, 2024
U7, U8, U10, U11 Girls & U13 Girls

Community based teams (NO Academy or Junior League teams or players, sorry)
Spots are limited so please get your nominations and payments in ASAP

  • U7  –  One division / competition
  • U8  –  Select Quokkas or Wallabies, subject to what they are currently graded in the FQ competition 
  • U10 – Select Quokkas or Wallabies, subject to what they are currently graded in the FQ competition 
  • U11 & U13 Girls – Select division, subject to what they are currently graded in the FQ competition 

$100.00 per team entry
First games to kick off at 8:30am  Finish by 3:00pm (subject to final team numbers)

Download the REGISTRATION & NOMINATION FORM and return the form filled out in full via email to

Make payment for your team ($100.00 per team entry) by visiting The Nerang Soccer Club SIGN ON DAY portal.
Please note: Participant Details will be whoever is completing the Sign on Day information and payment, for example the team coach or manager. If you are registering more than one (1) team, this can be done all in the one transaction by clicking on “Continue Shopping”.

Registrations will close one (1) week prior to the carnival date, with no exception, unless the maximum number of teams in each age group are reached prior. REGISTER NOW to ensure you don’t miss out.

ALL participating players must be actively 2024 registered in Squadi with Football Queensland to be covered for player insurance purposes.

Enquiries or questions please contact carnival coordinator Phillippa
0422 035 542 or


The late Fred Stone co-founded Nerang Soccer Club in 1972, helping to bring together talented footballers and the administrative skills to create a family football club that has now stood the test of time for over 50 years.

As a player and hard-working clubman, Fred’s passion for the Nerang Eagles and his commitment to the club was unwavering — helping to steer the club through the ups and down, through the highest of highs and the lows — ultimately helping to push the club through decades of continued growth, evolution and success.

Fred was a Nerang Soccer Club icon, a family man, club life member and notable cornerstone figure of the Gold Coast football landscape in the 1970s and 1980s. His contributions to Nerang and the greater football community were recognised when he was awarded as a Gold Coast Junior Soccer Association Life Member by then Gold Coast Mayor Sir Bruce Small in 1975, and again in 1986 he was bestowed as a Life Member of the Gold Coast Soccer Association — now known as Football Queensland South Coast.

Fred’s passion for junior football and providing opportunities, mentorship and guidance for young players wanting more out of the game saw many notable juniors rise in the Queensland ranks under his stewardship until his passing in 1993 — including his own children who all found their own success and football notoriety at Nerang and beyond over the years.

To this day, the Stone family name remains strong in Queensland football, with Fred Stone Jr at the helm as President of Nerang Soccer Club, as well as his brother Gary being one of Nerang’s most-capped players with many hundreds of senior games notched up over the years. Gary returns again in 2024 as coach of our FQPL4 U23 Men’s team where his own son Thomas also plays. Fred Jr and Gary’s children have all played at the club, as have many members of the Stone family over the years, and the late Fred Senior’s wife, Beryl Stone, remains on to this day as a regular feature spectating from the clubhouse terrace at Nerang senior home games.

Fred Stone’s legacy, and that of his enduring football family, has long been associated with junior soccer on the Gold Coast, and the passion for giving kids of all backgrounds and circumstances the best possible chance to shine and become a champion in the game.

The very first Nerang Soccer Club senior men's team in 1972, with Fred Stone second from left in the front
Fred Stone with Brian Falkiner, presenting juniors with awards and trophies in the early 1980s
Fred Stone in 1975, being awarded Life Member to the Gold Coast Junior Soccer Association, by Gold Coast Mayor Sir Bruce Small
Coaching the Nerang U13s in 1979