Football Queensland is excited to announce the launch of an outback road trip in partnership with Football Australia to promote the game across North West Queensland.
The road trip will begin on Sunday, 22 August in Longreach and conclude on Saturday, 28 August in Mount Isa.
A team of FQ and Football Australia participation officers will deliver a range of fun football activities for all ages including MiniRoos, Walking Football, and Futsal.
Football Australia Junior Program Officers Laura Bryant and Zachary Born will engage with local schools in Mount Isa to spread the love of football with free ‘Give it a Go’ sessions during school hours.
FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said the road trip would see FQ visit five towns throughout the North West.
“This road trip is about establishing connections with locals of all ages to get involved in the various forms of the game,” said Cavallucci.
“Football Australia and FQ officers will deliver schools and MiniRoos programs as well as come-and-try sessions for futsal and Walking Football.
“One of the key objectives for our participation officers is to identify and support local facilitators to assist the growth of the game.
“Over the past 18 months, we have conducted road trips to deliver football in an accessible way to a number of regional communities.
“In partnership with Football Australia, our objective is to make football the game for all Queenslanders, regardless of age, gender, location or cultural background.
“Regional communities across Queensland are vitally important to the overall growth of the game in this state. Our commitment is to deliver equitable services across all ten zones and unite Queenslanders through football.”
The participation officers who will embark on the FQ Outback Road Trip are:
- Zachary Born, Football Australia Junior Programs Officer – MiniRoos.
- Laura Bryant, Football Australia Junior Programs Officer – Schools.
- Alan Templeton, FQ Officer – Walking Football.
- Trevor Edwards, FQ Officer – Futsal.