Brisbane Roar are partnering up with the Australian Teqball Federation (ATF) to help grow the sport both locally and nationally.
The Roar follows a host of Australian football clubs who are joining forces with the ATF, such as Western United, Adelaide United and Western Sydney Wanderers.
The partnership is the latest move by the ATF to level-up its presence on teqball’s world stage, whilst the Roar see the partnership as a key opportunity to increase player development.
The sport, which can be played in a singles or doubles format similar to tennis, is played on a uniquely curved table that requires players to transfer various football skills, such as first touch, ball control & weight of pass, to sustain rallies.
“Teqball is a fun and skilful sport closely aligned with football player development and skill acquisition,” Roar COO Zac Anderson said via press release.
“Teqball tables will be utilised before and after training by our NPL, ALW and ALM teams.”
Teqball is recognised as one of the fastest growing sports in the world, boasting over 5000 players from 141 established national federations. In addition, it has become a recognised feature of elite football clubs and training academies across the world.
World governing body, Fédération Internationale de TEQBALL (FITEQ), recently donated 56 teqball tables to the ATF. Eight tables have been provided to the Roar as part of their new partnership.
Furthermore, FITEQ pledges to make teqball an inclusive sport for all by growing its para-teqball competitions. As such, the Roar’s partnership with the ATF will open up new ways for the club to enhance an inclusive community for all its members.
Teqball is yet another example of an exciting new development that has evolved from football and provides people of all ages and abilities to participate.