What is Harmony Week?
It is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, the successful integration of migrants into our community and the diversity of our world game.
Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.
FQ’s Harmony Round is held at the conclusion of the week and showcases the important role football plays in uniting communities of all cultures and backgrounds.
All clubs across Queensland are encouraged to join FQ in recognising and celebrating Harmony Week through the opportunities listed below.
Recognising Our Diversity
Football brings people together by breaking down barriers and building inclusive communities.
Everyone has a place in our game whether it be on or off the field. Whether you are a participant, volunteer, referee or spectator, people of all ages and cultures come together to enjoy the world game here in Queensland.
We’re proud of the diversity of our Queensland football community, with the world game uniting people of all backgrounds and cultures across the state.
These infographics are based on 2022 registration data across our key participation sectors.
BEHIND THE WHISTLE
In a special Harmony Week edition, FQ caught up with Abdullah Al-Khameesi to hear about his journey from refereeing in the top leagues of Iraq to officiating here in Queensland.
With over 30 countries and cultures represented throughout the club, Willowburn FC in the Darling Downs region is proudly promoting the message of diversity within the Queensland football community.
Celebrate Harmony Round
SOCIAL MEDIA GRAPHICS
Custom-made graphic templates designed to assist clubs in promoting Harmony Round, members of their club community or special events.
HOST AN EVENT
Access a free event planning kit for clubs featuring ideas, tools and tips for planning Harmony Week celebrations.
Being a Welcoming & Inclusive Club
Welcoming Clubs is an active network of community sports clubs that are supported to embrace diversity and advance a sense of belonging for their members.
Clubs can also attend active inclusion workshops to help understand and embrace diversity to increase membership and reinforce the club’s role in the community as a safe, welcoming and inclusive place.