As NAIDOC Week draws to a close, Football Queensland has today confirmed the delivery of nine MiniRoos coaching courses across the state designed to increase the diversity and representation of qualified community coaches in Queensland.
“Representation of First Nations peoples across all areas of our game is integral in ensuring football remains the game of choice for all, for life,” FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said.
“Currently only 177 coaches in Queensland identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander despite more than 3,200 First Nations players participating in Football Queensland competitions.
“The aim of these upcoming coaching courses is to provide an opportunity for our current Indigenous participants and other members of their communities to become upskilled in a new area of the game so that we can welcome more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in community coaching roles across Queensland.
“We’re thrilled to be able to deliver MiniRoos coaching courses across nine of our regions from Far North and Gulf to the South Coast, which will be free for both new and existing participants and will be delivered in conjunction with the host clubs.
“We also encourage clubs who are interested in running a similar community coaching course of their own to register their interest with Football Queensland.”
Following completion of the course, all attendees will have fulfilled the first step in becoming a Casual Participation Officer who can deliver after school programs and Sporting Schools programs.
Register for an upcoming course now via the links below.
- Darling Downs – Warwick Wolves FC – 23rd July
- Central – Frenchville Football Club – 27th July
- Far North – Edge Hill United – 27th July
- South Coast – Tweed United – 27th July
- Metro – Caboolture Sports FC – 1st August
- Sunshine Coast – Gympie United – 6th August
- Whitsunday Coast – Bowen FC – 6th August
- Northern – Riverway JCU – 6th August
- Wide Bay – KSS Jets – 14th August