Football Queensland (FQ) is pleased to announce Gabor Ganczer as the new State Technical Director.
FQ CEO Richard Griffiths believes the new appointment will bring a fresh and exciting approach to football across the state.
“I am delighted to announce Gabor Ganczer as Queensland’s new State Technical Director,” Griffiths said.
“Not only does Gabor come to us with a wealth of football experience, but he understands the Queensland football landscape and is keen to work with our ten zones, coaches and clubs.”
The National Premier Leagues competitions around the country were conceived to not only provide a player pathway but to also create a space for technical staff to advance their knowledge.
Ganczer has been the Technical Director of NPL Queensland club Western Pride since 2015 having also previously worked at Olympic FC. Although a huge loss for the Pride, General Manager Pat Boyle reiterated the club has always welcomed progression and personal development.
“We have always encouraged our players to take the next step in their careers, our coaches and technical staff are no different. This is a great opportunity for Gabor to diversify his experience and make a positive impact on football in Queensland,” Boyle said.
Having completed the AFC Pro Licence through FFA, Ganczer has added to his already impressive resume which includes Masters, Bachelor and Associate Degrees on top of football development and technical experience in Europe and Australia.
Ganczer said it is an honour to be assuming responsibility for the dreams of more than 80,000 female and male footballers in the state.
“My goal is to improve development structures and support open minded and best practice driven coaching at all levels of the game,” Ganczer said.
“The outcome will hopefully be a greater retention of grassroots/community participants and more Matildas and Socceroos hailing from Queensland.”
The new Technical Director said he would make it one of his and the organisations goals to engage all members to feel that they are valued contributors of the World Game.
“In order to achieve this we need to build and strengthen links between community, NPL, W-League, A-League and international football on a technical level, through player pathways, state of the art coach education and recognition of achievements.”
Football Federation Australia National Technical Director Eric Abrams is delighted with the appointment and said Gabor was a perfect choice to succeed David Abela.
“Football Queensland worked alongside Football Federation Australia during the recruitment process and he (Ganczer) has worked at some of the biggest and most successful clubs in Queensland, and has excellent knowledge of Queensland and the national football ecosystem,” Abrams said.
“We look forward to working with Gabor and the technical staff at Football Queensland to continue creating a great football environment for all players and coaches.”
Gabor Ganczer’s experience:
- AFC/FFA Pro Licence
- FFA Football Conditioning Licence
- Masters in Communication Science
- Bachelor in Sports Management
- Degree in Management
- 20+ years’ experience in football
- QLD Technical Director experience (Western Pride, Olympic FC)