Football Queensland has continued to bolster regional service delivery with three new appointments in the Central Coast Region.
Experienced football coach Alec Wilson has joined FQ as Senior Manager – Club Development, Talent & Coaching.
Wilson is an AFC A Licence coach with previous experience in regional, national and international sporting organisations including Football South Australia, New Zealand Football and the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Based in Wide Bay, Wilson will work with clubs and coaches across Wide Bay, Central Coast and the Sunshine Coast.
Wilson joins Joao Abreu, FQ’s new Manager – Wide Bay, and Rebecca Toohey, who has been appointed FQ Manager – Central Region Operations.
Abreu and Toohey bring decades of sports management experience and expertise to FQ and will be based in Wide Bay and Central Coast.
Abreu is a highly qualified sports management professional who previously worked as Director of Coaching at Toowong FC and as manager of a futsal centre in Brisbane.
Toohey has extensive knowledge of regional sporting communities having worked with the Australian Sports Commission, CQ University and local football clubs and fitness centres.
FQ Central Coast Region General Manager Andy Allan confirmed Abreu, Toohey and Wilson will live and work within the regions.
“Alec, Joao and Rebecca bring a wealth of knowledge and talent to the regions and will work closely with our local football communities to achieve positive outcomes for the game,” said Allan.
“To have a coach of Alec’s pedigree and technical experience is a huge boost for local players and coaches in the Central Coast Region.
“In the 2020-2022 Strategic Plan, FQ identified the need to grow the game throughout the state and provide high-quality participation experiences.
“These appointments are proof of Football Queensland’s ongoing investment in regional football as we work to achieve those outcomes.”