Football Queensland (FQ) has today announced it will commence a search for participants to establish an FQ Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Council.
The announcement follows the release of the 2020-2022 Strategic Plan for football in Queensland, which outlines a focus on delivering high-quality, accessible football experiences to provide opportunities for more Queenslanders to be part of the game.
The FQ Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Council will support the delivery of the Q-League competition and other new initiatives focused on growing and supporting multicultural football across Queensland.
FQ was proud to be recognised as a finalist at the 2019 Queensland Multicultural Awards for the Minister’s Choice Award for outstanding engagement as part of the Multicultural Queensland Ambassador Program.
The nomination followed FQ’s 2018 award in the Multicultural Queensland Ambassador category for the Welcome to the Game program.
FQ has since appointed a full-time Game Participation Officer – Inclusion to focus on the planning, development and implementation of inclusive programs state-wide.
FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said the FQ Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Council would support the implementation of new initiatives to engage culturally diverse communities in Queensland.
“We want to celebrate Queensland’s cultural diversity and continue growing the game by providing opportunities for all Queenslanders to participate in football, regardless of their cultural background, gender or ability,” Cavallucci said.
“The establishment of the FQ Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Council will allow us to better engage with culturally diverse communities to ensure we are improving the experience for all involved in the game in Queensland.”