Football Queensland (FQ) has today announced the retirement of President Greg Redington OAM, who steps down from the role after five years of service.
Since taking up the position in April 2013, Greg has overseen growth in all areas of the organisation, including community football both traditional and non-traditional – being futsal and social; the introduction of a two-tiered state football competition; a referee department of three full-time employees; the establishment of a marketing department and the introduction of the state-wide FQ Community Cup.
Mr Redington leaves the game in a sound and financially viable position, which allows for a focus on growth and development.
“It’s been a true privilege to serve as Football Queensland President for the past five years and I feel now is the right time to step down,” Redington said.
“With Richard Griffiths and his team leading the organisation, I am confident the game in Queensland is in safe hands.”
Redington’s involvement in football long precedes his appointment as FQ President, with decades of service to Northern Fury Football Club, North Queensland Football, Townsville Football and Townsville Junior Soccer Association.
In June last year, he was awarded the prestigious Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to the community of Townsville and to football in Queensland.
FQ Chief Executive Officer Richard Griffiths paid tribute to Greg and his contributions at the helm of the organisation.
“Greg has been a loyal servant and an invaluable contributor to the game in Queensland,” Griffiths said.
“On behalf of the Football Queensland board, staff and community, I’d like to thank Greg for his commitment, dedication and hard work which has seen the game grow immensely in this state.
“We are strongly committed to continuing to build on the successes Greg oversaw during his time as President.”
Glenn Smith was appointed to FQ President as Redington’s successor, and Llew Jury appointed as Vice President. More details to follow.