Football Queensland (FQ) has today confirmed it is welcoming new expressions of interest from potential members of the forthcoming FQ Women’s Working Group.
FQ initially called for nominations to join the Group in February this year, however the formation of the Women’s Working Group was put on hold due to COVID-19.
Former Westfield Matilda and current FQ Board Member Amy Chapman is set to chair the Group, which will seek to grow, promote and develop women and girls’ football across Queensland at all levels.
“I’m excited that we’re able to move forward with the Women’s Working Group and think it has the potential to offer some really unique and important insights and guidance for female football in the state,” Chapman said.
“There’s genuine momentum at the moment, and with celebrations continuing with Australia and New Zealand winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 bid, we all need to keep working hard to support participation numbers among women and girls which are on the rise here in Queensland.
“Whilst much progress has been made, there is so much more to be done in creating role models and opportunities for women to fall in love with the game or have careers in football. These are just some of objectives the Group will be working towards.”
The Women’s Working Group will harness knowledge and experience as it makes recommendations on matters including, but not limited to, accessibility, player retention, player pathways, leadership opportunities and facilities.
It will support the vision outlined in the 2020-2022 Strategic Plan as FQ acknowledges the enormous potential of women and girls in football and strives to reach 22,500 registered female participants.
Women’s Working Group members will be expected to attend regular meetings, actively participate in the Group’s work and make a genuine commitment towards its initiatives and desired outcomes.
Queenslanders from across the state are invited to express their interest in joining the Women’s Working Group, with technology to be implemented to allow participation from those located in both regional and South East Queensland.
To register your interest, please complete the online Women’s Working Group EOI form here.
Those who have previously submitted an expression of interest will be contacted individually to confirm whether they wish to remain under consideration.