Reflecting Football Queensland (FQ)’s strategic focus on growing the number of coaches whilst delivering more coach education opportunities across the state, FQ has delivered a remarkable 50 days of Advanced Licence coaching across seven courses in just over 60 days.
166 coaches took part in Advanced Licence courses held throughout Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Cairns, while a further 103 coaches were in attendance across four advanced coaching workshops held since October 12, 2020.
“The delivery of 50 days of Advanced Licence coaching in just over two months is a credit to the team at Football Queensland and a fantastic achievement for our game. Incredibly in 2020, coach education reforms and strategies implemented by FQ saw a net increase of nearly 500 additional coaches representing more than an 8% increase,” FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said.
“We are proud to be leading the way in delivering high quality coach education for our advanced coaches here in Queensland, and are committed to improving coach development opportunities and increasing coach participation numbers across the state to support the growth of the game.”
FQ Lead Club Development Ambassador (Coaching) Davide Bertamini was joined by Football Australia Advanced Course Instructors Craig Midgley, Graham Harvey and Martin Docherty in delivering the coaching courses held across South East Queensland and in the Far North, with assistance from internal FQ staff.
“The delivery of seven Advanced Licence courses across 50 days was highly successful and a huge achievement after what was a challenging year,” Bertamini said.
“Throughout seven courses and four workshops, we welcomed guest coaches of an extremely high calibre to deliver sessions, including Rae Dower, Mel Andreatta, Warren Moon and John Kosmina.
“A big thank you to these coaches and to coach educators Craig Midgley, Graham Harvey and Martin Docherty for their support in delivering Advanced Licence courses in 2020.
“It was fantastic to engage with the Queensland Schools Premier League this year to facilitate a two-part B Licence course for more than 20 male and female school coaches, and Football Queensland is looking forward to working with them in the future to provide further development opportunities to help build capacity in schools.
“Travelling to Cairns to deliver a week-long Senior C Licence course for coaches in regional Queensland was another highlight of the coaching calendar, and we look forward to delivering more Advanced Licence courses and more coach education reforms throughout Queensland in 2021.”
Advanced coaching courses delivered since October 12, 2020
- Youth C Licence: 2 – Samford and Gold Coast
- Senior C Licence: 2 – Cairns and Meakin Park
- B Licence Part 1: 2 – B Licence and Schools Premier League B Licence both at Meakin Park
- B Licence Part 2: 1 – Schools Premier League B Licence
- A Licence Part 2: 1 – Meakin Park
- Workshops: 4 (with CPD points allocated)