Football Queensland has today confirmed that friendly matches will be permitted to be played in the Metro North and South, Sunshine Coast and South Coast regions between 11 March and 13 March.
An extended postponement of junior and senior fixtures was announced for the Metro North and South and Sunshine Coast regions last week due to the ongoing impacts of flooding across South East Queensland. Whilst the priority remains to provide support to those clubs impacted, FQ is also focused on accommodating a return to football in consultation with clubs as soon as it is possible and safe to do so.
For this reason, Metro North and South, Sunshine Coast and South Coast clubs who can safely resume football will be permitted to play friendly matches this weekend (11 March – 13 March). Training sessions may also resume in these regions only if it is safe to do so and permitted by the local government or council authority.
Any affiliated clubs who plan to host a friendly match will be required to inform FQ by submitting a Sanction Request Form here. Please note there will be an automatic approval process for these requests and the usual 7-day notice period will not apply for friendly matches played during this period.
Referees will not be required for friendly matches played this weekend and will not be appointed by Football Queensland, however clubs may use their own club referees if they wish to.
Football Queensland has been in touch with clubs impacted by the postponement of fixtures regarding the commencement of the season and the rescheduling of matches still to be played.