Football Queensland (FQ) will celebrate the contributions of the dedicated volunteers across the state this week as part of National Volunteer Week, Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteers.
“Volunteers are the backbone of our game, and Football Queensland is proud to celebrate and acknowledge the tireless work of the thousands of volunteers in Queensland for National Volunteer Week,” FQ President Ben Richardson said.
“FQ last week launched the state’s first ever volunteer campaign, Good2GiveBack, which is designed to provide a new level of recognition for volunteers at all levels while encouraging more Queenslanders to give back to the game.”
“We’ve had a fantastic response to the campaign, and throughout the week we will be sharing the stories of some of the dedicated volunteers who are part of our football community across the state,” FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said.
“Increasing the number of volunteers is crucial to the growth of our game, which is why we are also focused on supporting clubs, from community level to advanced, in the recruitment and retention of volunteers.
“As part of this and in addition to the club support resources available through FQ’s Club Support Hub, we will be providing clubs with a certificate of appreciation which they can distribute to their club volunteers to thank them for their dedication and commitment.
“I’d encourage all clubs to join us this week in celebrating the volunteers who play such a crucial role in the delivery of football across Queensland.
“We know there are many more volunteers contributing to our game than are currently registered. We’d like every volunteer to register with their club and Football Queensland through Play Football so we can acknowledge their contribution and provide insurance cover.
“We look forward to celebrating the hard work of volunteers across the state for National Volunteer Week, and supporting more members of our football community to give back to the game through the Good2GiveBack campaign.”
National Volunteer Week will be held from Monday, 17 May to Sunday, 23 May 2021.