The Future of Football 2020+ journey is delivering the first major reforms to the game in Queensland in 20 years.
These generational reforms will unlock the immense opportunity of the game, shaping a bright future for football across the state while providing significant benefits to clubs and participants at all levels.
OLD VS NEW GOVERNANCE MODEL
The graphic above sets out the facts regarding the differences between the old vs new governance model and its impact on club voting structures.
The new streamlined governance model adopted by the FQ Board will deliver a number of benefits to clubs. It will align to Sport Australia’s best practice governance as well as Football Australia’s ambitions for the ‘One Football’ model. The new model will allow clubs to vote for the Zone Chair position while also transitioning Zone committees to a functional structure linked directly into Football Queensland.
Each club continues to retain one vote to elect committee members with two of those elected by the clubs continuing to be Members of Football Queensland. The new model, which is also designed to reduce the load on volunteers, will eliminate the risks associated with Zones as companies limited by guarantee and will now consist of committees focused on local football.
Under this new model, there will be no change to the number of Zones or current membership structure of FQ, with two FQ Board Members continuing to be elected by each Zone. Clubs from each Zone will continue to vote to select their board or committee.
The Future of Football 2020+ reform will better align FQ and the game in Queensland with national governance arrangements and other State Member Federations.
WHY DO WE NEED REFORM?
The Recommendations Paper released in March 2021 outlines a proposed new streamlined administration model and a best practice governance framework for football in Queensland.
The Future of Football 2020+ 5-Point Reform Plan is designed to benefit all members of the football community by delivering better services and products to participants, connecting competitions to create stronger pathways, delivering best practice governance and representing all of football through one voice.
EXTENSIVE STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
The development of the Recommendations Paper followed twelve months of extensive analysis and consultation with the game’s stakeholders alongside an independent governance review by DHW Simpson.
Following the initial stage of consultation with the football community, FQ has invited every club in Queensland to attend reform implementation workshops to review the new governance model in detail and to discuss the next steps of the reform process.
FQ has facilitated 24 workshop sessions across the state throughout April and May, with 170 clubs in attendance so far. More workshops will be held in the coming weeks as we continue to meet with clubs.