The Matildas are the toast of Australian sport at the moment, with the side’s meteoric rise up the official FIFA rankings to number four. Combine that with a side full of talent and personality, and it’s a recipe for continual success as the next generation has a strong standard to look up to.
Football Queensland Chief Executive Officer Geoff Foster has thanked outgoing State Technical Director David Abela for his tireless work to the sport in the state.
Mr Abela has resigned from his post with the state body to take up an opportunity as Head of Coaching Education Unit for Football Association Malaysia.
Football Queensland and award winning training provider, BCA National Training Group, have partnered to grow sports education and opportunities in the industry.
BCA will become Football Queensland’s official training partner for the next two years.
The Academy of Sport, powered by BCA National, offers students the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge required for a career in sport, either through athletic talent, administration, coaching or sports science.
Football Queensland is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 National Premier League (NPL), National Premier League Women (NPLW) and Football Queensland Premier League (FQPL) first team competition draws.
The draw comes after extensive consultation with clubs and stakeholders.
The eagerly awaited announcement provides a cracking opening weekend in the NPL, with Brisbane Strikers FC against Western Pride FC, with the premiers to face the grand final champions at Perry Park, on Saturday February 3 at 6pm.
Ten Queenslanders have been announced as part of the twenty-two Australian Match Officials selected on the FIFA Panel of International Referees for 2018, the largest contingent represented on the list.
Football Queensland Referee State Coach Ted Kearney said the announcement is recognition for the hard work of the match officials.