The FQ Academy is Football Australia’s only recognised and approved advanced player pathway program for state team selection and progression to national teams for Queensland footballers aged seven to 17.
The FQ Academy unlocks systematic change as it connects all talent across the state from advanced clubs and regional development centres, aligning with national programs for technical direction and delivery, coach education and development.
Locally based, the FQ Academy is coupled with extensive Talent Identification into state and national programs and provides integrated advanced junior competitions, carnivals and clinics across the state.
FQ Academy Advanced Centres operate in Metro, Wide Bay, Central Coast, Whitsunday Coast, Northern, Ayr and Far North & Gulf regions, while FQ Academy Development Programs will service Darling Downs and Mount Isa.
The FQ Academy Advanced Centres provide services in line with the criteria set for Tier 1 clubs in South East Queensland.
Players are provided an enhanced development environment where they represent their region at carnivals throughout the year and remain connected to their local clubs playing in regional competitions.
An extensive range of services are provided to regional players including on-field technical and tactical sessions delivered by advanced coaches, classroom based learning, access to performance and wellbeing technology, nutritional guidance and custom Kappa teamwear.
Identified South East Queensland club-based players are invited to participate in the FQ Academy Metro Program (boys) or the FQ Academy QAS Program (girls) via a year-long talent identification process.