The Queensland football community has shown it remains connected as ever, even throughout the challenging times presented to us following the suspension of football activity due to COVID-19.
Though we may be physically apart and away from the football field, we’ve seen fantastic digital engagement from our initiatives launched following the announcement of the temporary suspension of football activity, and we want to thank you all for your ongoing support through these times.
All four new initiatives outlined below have reached a combined audience of more than 540,000 people to date, and garnered positive feedback from our football community across the state.
Football Queensland (FQ)’s MiniRoos Recess Challenges with Kerry and Zac have reached over 180,000 people since kicking off at the end of March.
The first of the daily challenges received an incredible response, with over 200 post shares thanks to support from our zones and clubs across the state.
MiniRoos Recess Challenges are posted on the FQ Facebook page at 11am from Monday to Friday, to keep youngsters active from home throughout the suspension of football.
We’ve loved seeing videos of our MiniRoos from across Queensland enjoying the challenges from home, so keep sharing your videos with us using #MiniRoosRecess and #RecessChallenge
Backyard Drills & Chills
Our Backyard Drills & Chills sessions are designed to keep Queenslanders active and working on their football skills from home, with FQ coaches and QAS players demonstrating new drills throughout the week.
The Backyard Drills & Chills videos have reached over 130,000 people so far, and are posted on the FQ Facebook page every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
While the season may be temporarily suspended, we’ve been excited to bring you regular competition content in the form of Classic Matches and On This Day posts.
Our Classic Matches, showcasing some of the best matches from FQ’s premier competitions in recent years, have reached over 90,000 people and On This Day posts have reached over 130,000 as we strive to keep you entertained and engaged until the football season resumes.
FQ was excited to launch the inaugural Football Queensland E-Series competition in March, with over 800 participants registering to be part of the online competition.
Participants from across the state are currently getting a much-needed football fix, battling it out in the First Group Stage of the tournament with almost 2,000 games played so far.
The Second Group Stage and the Knockout Stage of the FQ E-Series are still to come, and are set to keep participants engaged across the coming weeks.
FQ has continued to provide updated information to the Queensland football community regarding COVID-19 to keep Queenslanders informed.
As we work towards a return to football, the frequent updates from FQ regarding COVID-19 and its impact on football in the state have had a widespread reach of over 530,000.
FQ’s COVID-19 updates have had more than 560,000 impressions, 70,000 engagements, and more than 58,000 webpage views on COVID-19 related articles.
We will continue to keep our football community informed as we work towards the recommencement of football activity.
In the meantime, we encourage you all to download the Federal Government’s COVIDSafe app to help us get back onto the pitch as soon as possible.