Football Queensland (FQ) has today reconfirmed the strategic importance of women and girls football to the growth and development of the game.
Women and girls participation is a key strategic pillar as outlined in FQ’s 2020-2022 strategic plan, with a commitment over the next three years to achieving ambitious growth targets through the development of tailored programs, infrastructure and pathways.
FQ’s focus is on providing welcoming and inclusive environments for girls to deliver better development opportunities for young Queensland players and to strengthen the quality of clubs in the state.
Clubs across South East Queensland are still developing their capacity to better understand how to meet the needs of women and girls in the elite pathway.
In order to provide clubs with more time to finalise their player rosters, Football Queensland will delay the start of the NPLW season by one week to the weekend commencing Friday, 21 February.
FQ will continue to work collaboratively with NPLW licence holders and will invest in new programs and initiatives to build this capacity, and to work with all clubs to create strong pathways for our young girls.