Football Queensland has today released the 2021 timeline to deliver the new Football Queensland Premier League (FQPL) Men’s and Women’s competitions composition commencing across South East Queensland from 2022.
“The Future of Football 2020+ competition reforms are a huge step forward for the game and a first for Australian football,” FQ President Ben Richardson said.
“By connecting the football pyramid, Football Queensland will create stronger pathways for players and clubs across the state while delivering on our strategic commitment to provide high-quality participation experiences at every level of the game.”
“Football Queensland is excited to get the Future of Football 2020+ competition reform process underway in South East Queensland as we transition clubs into the new FQPL Men’s and Women’s leagues being introduced in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast from 2022,” FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said.
“Throughout the Future of Football 2020+ consultation process, clubs across the state have demonstrated a clear demand for a connected competition structure, designed specifically to support club progression, reward performance and strengthen the pathway for all players and clubs in Queensland.
“The first stage of competition reform implementation will include several stages of consultation directly with South East Queensland clubs, before new FQPL league structures are made public on September 3rd well ahead of the 2022 season.
“FQ’s competition reforms will also see the introduction of the early stages of a conference-style FQPL framework in the Northern Queensland and Central Coast regions from 2022, ensuring players from regional Queensland are able to progress in their development while continuing to play within their local community.
“More information on the next phase of competition reform implementation dates in regional Queensland and community league structures will be released shortly following further discussions with clubs.”