Match Report Guidelines for Player

These guidelines apply to our younger Roys players that are interested in authoring a Match Report for one of our junior games.


All of the magnificent moments of each FJFC footy season deserve to be recorded in history.

We encourage parents and others to assist – but not too much! We are happy to receive distinctive reports. No rules! But there are some guidelines which may assist below.

An easy way of writing a match report:

  1. Setting the story up
  • Who was the opponent?
  • Where was the match played? When? What was the weather like?
  1. What happened in the first quarter?
  2. What happened in the second quarter?
  3. What did your coach say at half-time?
  4. What happened in the third quarter?
  5. What happened in the final quarter?

Some Ideas

  • Describe passages of play, especially goals, but also other important moments
  • Mention good things your team-mates did
  • Mention something funny that happened. e.g. A fox terrier called Samantha started lining up in the forward pocket and we couldn’t catch her
  • Mention something about what you might do next week to continue to improve
  • Mention a connection you might have to Fitzroy – perhaps you could use Google to find out which Fitzroy and Brisbane Lions players have worn your number and
  • Use descriptions e.g. Harry flew for a mark like he was Jack Riewoldt.


  • The Team Page allows easy incorporation of images with each match report
  • At least one image should be provided with each match report
  • A total of three images in total can be posted on the Team Page for any particular match report
  • Remember the team photo gallery will cater for all full match day photos – these should not be all posted in the Team Page news (Match Report), but you can provide a link to the the team photo gallery

How many words? That’s up to you. But the report doesn’t have to be long. Just enough to tell the story of the game.


Return to Team Page Instructions.