Football Queensland (FQ) can today reveal a fresh new visual approach to providing clarity and transparency for participants and parents from across the football community as FQ continues its pathway to improving a key area of strategic focus, affordability.
“With the introduction of these new measures to strengthen accountability, transparency and visibility around how each club is performing across 85 areas, the Club Shield will also serve as a mechanism to ensure participation fees represent value and are as affordable as possible, as clubs will now be assessed accordingly,” FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said.
“It’s crucial that Football Queensland continues to take steps that assist parents and players with making informed choices about the club they play at and, equally, clubs that take positive steps, build capacity and make progress with their technical programs can celebrate their success in a meaningful way.
“Forming part of ongoing club assessment through the recently announced FQ Club Development Unit, the Club Shield system is presented as a digital design and will serve as a club ‘snapshot’ of standards based on a three-part measuring system.
“Initially, the Club Shield will display each applicable club’s National Club Development Program (NCDP), the recently reformed Skill Acquisition Phase rating and their Youth Academy rating.
“These visual Club Shields will be available for parents and participants to view on footballqueensland.com.au and each club will have the opportunity to place their Club Shield on their own website and club collateral.”
Club Shields are expected to be available at the end of 2020 as clubs complete relevant assessments and will display finalised assessments based on clubs’ actual program delivery.
More details are to be communicated in due course.