Football Queensland (FQ) is delighted to confirm the inaugural Q-League season will get underway this Friday, 17 July with eight teams set to take part in the 14-round competition.
“The Q-League is all about celebrating Queensland’s cultural diversity and further demonstrates that football is the most accessible game of all,” FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said.
“We’re fortunate to be involved in a sport that brings communities together and unites people of all backgrounds; that’s what makes the World Game so special.
“With the launch of the Q-League, FQ is pleased to provide a structured, professionally administered competition which will unite so many different communities and serve as a pathway into club environments for players and teams who may not have participated in a club environment previously.
“While the effects of COVID-19 have delayed our start date, it will be terrific to see this competition get going as leagues at all levels resume across the state.”
FQ Diversity & Inclusion Officer Butrus Haider said the Q-League competition would play an important role in creating a pathway for players from multicultural backgrounds who may want to transition to structured leagues and clubs.
“COVID-19 has been difficult for everyone but the launch of the Q-League is great news for smaller community teams around South East Queensland,” Haider said.
“We will be taking feedback from the players involved as we look to make the competition bigger and better after this first season, and look forward to working with the participating clubs on our plans for a Women’s Q-League competition in 2021.”
Q-League matches will take place each Friday evening and Sunday afternoon, with the final round scheduled for the last weekend in October.