In a boost for player and coach development, Football Australia National Technical Director Trevor Morgan is heading to North Queensland this weekend.
“We look forward to welcoming Trevor to the Sunshine State,” said FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci.
“Trevor had originally intended to visit Brisbane and Townsville, but due to the Greater Brisbane lockdown, he will now fly directly to Townsville.
“This is great news for regional players and coaches. As outlined in FQ’s Strategic Plan, FQ are committed to strengthen talent pathways for players across the state, ensuring that regional Queenslanders have equality of opportunity.
“To that end, FQ has recently secured a Regional High Performance Centre for young footballers in North Queensland and appointed a highly experienced coach educator, Michael Edwards, who is based in Townsville.”
Morgan, who is also coach of the U17 men’s national team, the Joeys, was appointed to the National Technical Director role by Football Australia in August 2020. He is currently working alongside Technical Consultant Dr Ron Smith to drive nationwide improvements in player and coach development.
FQ North General Manager Declan Carnes said he was looking forward to spending time with Morgan in Townsville.
“This will be Trevor’s first visit to North Queensland since taking up the role at Football Australia,” said Carnes.
“To have a coach of his calibre visit Queensland and observe players’ performance from Cairns, Townsville and Mackay will be a huge opportunity for regional players and coaches.
“Young players from across the North will have the chance to impress Trevor and coaches will be introduced to the new principles of play for Australia to progress as a football nation.”
Morgan will visit the Hutchies High Performance Centre in Townsville and conduct a coaches’ night on Friday 2 April. He will also attend a Regional TSP Carnival on Saturday 3 April at 1300SMILES Active Park.