Football Queensland representatives have recently returned from a regional road-trip aimed at developing junior coaches at grassroots level.
Football Queensland’s ALDI MiniRoos Development Officer Andy Allan, and Female Participation Officer Kerry Hammersley, hosted an ALDI MiniRoos coach education course and a MiniRoos planning workshop for clubs and communities in Central Queensland.
Andy Allan said the pair dropped by Gladstone for a range of activities before they visited Rockhampton.
“The aim of the trip was to engage with the CQ football community and to show how ALDI MiniRoos programs can benefit clubs and players,” Allan said.
“We also wanted to support coaches in being able to deliver fun, safe, inclusive and engaging football sessions for the ALDI MiniRoos players of the area.”
Allan said support for regional clubs is vital, as many regional communities encounter significant problems, such as cost, resources, support, and level of facilities.
“It’s important to ensure that all coaches, clubs and zones are all on the same wavelength as one another so that our young players have the most enjoyable experience,” Allan said.
“The trip was extremely positive, we delivered a coach education course to over 55 coaches who were all passionate about football and excited about taking the learnings from the course into their clubs,” Hammersley said.
“We also delivered an ALDI MiniRoos planning workshop to over 30 people, which was well received and gave clubs an opportunity to collaborate and share good practice.
“The vibe was very positive and everyone is looking forward to working with FQ and their local zones to ensure that all children have an opportunity to play the game.”
Allan said Football Queensland officials also visited the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday night, which proved highly successful.
“I’d like to thank all participants of both the coach education course and workshop for volunteering their valuable time to upskill themselves, which will help grow the game in the MiniRoos age bracket,” Allan said.
“We look forward to continuing to build our relationship in the near future.
If you have any questions in regards to the ALDI MiniRoos program contact Andy Allan at Football Queensland by email at firstname.lastname@example.org