Football Queensland’s (FQ) strong strategic focus on club and coach development continues to drive positive outcomes for the Queensland football community, with thousands of coaches completing courses and hundreds of club visits conducted in 2020.
FQ has conducted 255 club visits since January, activated nine new Club Development Ambassadors across Queensland and successfully upskilled 2,172 coaches through various state-wide courses.
“FQ recognises that building capacity in our clubs is essential to lifting the overall standard of delivery and providing the best possible environment for participants,” FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said.
“We have invested in resources to better engage clubs and coaches at all levels, launching the Club Development Unit in July and activating new Club Development Ambassadors to support Queensland clubs with improved technical services.
“This is essential to FQ’s strategic emphasis on strengthening coach development, especially at the grassroots, and for our commitment to provide high-quality participation experiences in all areas of the state.”
The FQ technical team has delivered 176 courses across Queensland as of October, including 164 MiniRoos, Skill Training and Game Training Certificate courses for community-level coaches.
“It is pleasing that we have been able to educate so many coaches in 2020,” FQ Technical Director Gabor Ganczer said.
“This is great for grassroots clubs and young players, because we know their coaches will have the ability to deliver enjoyable sessions that keep them invested in the game.
“FQ now has more resources to support these coaches and we are looking forward to helping them and their clubs grow.”