After reaching more than 250 participants and covering over 1,700 kilometres, the 2020 FQ Road Trip has drawn to a close.
Football Queensland (FQ) team members set out last month to deliver participation sessions and club development workshops across Queensland.
Nine regional and metro locations were visited on the Road Trip, which unfortunately came to a premature end after the postponement of this week’s Bundaberg clinics due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation.
Participation sessions held at each stop ranged from MiniRoos clinics and come-and-try opportunities for women and girls to introductory Walking Football sessions.
Clubs along the way also benefitted from workshops based on the National Club Development Program (NCDP), while Intro to Refereeing clinics laid the foundation for future Third Team members.
FQ Game Development Officer – MiniRoos Zachary Born said that while certain sessions proved much more popular along the way, the whole of football approach was a positive step in uniting football in Queensland and providing high quality participation experiences.
“Following the release of our Strategic Plan, we wanted to take a whole of football approach in 2020 which meant expanding on the MiniRoos Road Trips that have proved so popular in the past to provide opportunities for more Queenslanders to get involved,” Born said.
“It was fantastic to meet participants from across the state who came out to take part in clinics and workshop sessions delivered across a variety of areas including refereeing, coaching and club development.
“MiniRoos sessions and Walking Football clinics proved particularly popular on all stops of the Road Trip, while our Brisbane North visit brought the largest participation in women and girls sessions.
“Thank you to all participants, clubs and zones who took part this year; we look forward to an even bigger and better Road Trip next time!”
The 2020 FQ Road Trip visited Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Mackay, Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast.