Football Queensland can today announce that three new zones are established and functioning alongside fresh naming conventions which better reflect their geography and strategic direction.
The three new zones are FQ Metro South, FQ Metro North, and FQ Far North & Gulf. Metro North and Metro South replace the former Brisbane zone, while Far North & Gulf replaces the former Far North and North West zones.
FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said the establishment of new zones and naming conventions will allow FQ to achieve better alignment of strategy and outcomes for football.
“The new zones and naming conventions are designed to better reflect the broader geography of the areas and present a more inclusive reference to the wider regions they represent,” said Cavallucci.
“The boundaries are drawn in such a way as to align with Football Queensland’s strategic priorities. For example, the new Far North & Gulf zone will provide FQ and clubs in the north with a better strategic position to access, service and promote football to Indigenous participants and communities in the Cape.
“Importantly, the names of the zones more closely align with Queensland Government region naming conventions, as we present a united voice for increased investment in football.”
FQ President Ben Richardson said the new zones herald a bright future for football in Queensland as the game continues its journey of reform.
“The creation of these new zones has been approved by Football Australia and is the result of months of close consultation with our stakeholders,” said Richardson.
“I look forward to working with the new committee members as we continue to drive critical reform across the state.”
The ten zones are FQ South Coast, FQ Metro South, FQ Metro North, FQ Darling Downs, FQ Sunshine Coast, FQ Wide Bay, FQ Central, FQ Whitsunday Coast, FQ North, and FQ Far North & Gulf.
New FQ Members:
Far North & Gulf: Keiren O’Brien and Michael Falchetti.
Metro North: Marty Buttigieg and Rob Rossi.
Metro South: Paul Swindells and Rob Scanlon.