Football Queensland (FQ) has today released the FQ Services Guide – Investing in the Future of Football.
“The scale of our game is immense and as the peak governing body for football in Queensland, FQ’s primary role involves all aspects of the game’s governance, administration and pathways, while providing leadership and support to the football community across the state,” FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said.
“Aligned with FQ’s Strategic Plan, the FQ Services Guide sets out the range of services that Football Queensland delivers to support and grow the game, both at a strategic level and on a day-to-day operational basis.
“With over 180,000 participants state-wide, FQ delivers a wide variety of functions across areas including player, coach and referee development, government advocacy, strategic infrastructure planning, and the development of player pathways and regional programs among many others.
“Last year alone, Football Queensland delivered 231 coaching courses to over 3,000 participants, visited regional locations across the state to facilitate football clinics for hundreds of children, and introduced new initiatives designed to improve the recruitment and retention of referees including a new referee e-learning platform.
“We are focused on making our game more accessible and providing opportunities for all Queenslanders to join our football family through the delivery of all forms of football including futsal, Walking Football, Masters Football and Summer Football, as well as specific competitions and programs including the multicultural-focused Q-League.
“Events hosted by FQ across Queensland throughout the year such as the FQ Community Cup and TSP and SAP state events present fantastic opportunities for junior player development while also providing access to talented player pathways.
“As the governing body we’re also constantly working to grow participation numbers, delivering school-based programs including Sporting Schools and MiniRoos Kick-Off to introduce students to football and encourage them to transition into a club football environment.
“More specifically, we recognise that women and girls are integral to the growth of our game especially as the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup approaches, and Football Queensland continues to strengthen participation opportunities for our female participants through the work of a dedicated Participation Manager for women and girls, the delivery of the QAS Girls Academy program and specific events including Yeh the Girls Galas and female-only coaching and referee courses.
“In addition to providing services to Queensland participants, Football Queensland’s establishment of a Club Development Unit has been designed to increase support for clubs across the state as we implement club development initiatives to raise standards and build capability in our clubs.
“We are working hard to maximise benefits for our football community by identifying opportunities to partner with all levels of government to deliver infrastructure and funding priorities across the state, as outlined in our recently released Strategic Infrastructure Plan.
“Football Queensland is committed to investing in the game to build a brighter future for football across the state, and we remain focused on bettering the experience for all involved in our game as we continue to improve our standard of service delivery and the value we provide to the football community.
“By doing so, we will be able to support the growth of the game as we work towards the key targets outlined in the 2020-2022 Strategic Plan.”