In partnership with the Wellbeing Science Institute (WSI), Football Queensland (FQ) have released a Wellbeing Awareness Guide in an effort to aid Queensland clubs.
The guide, which is housed on the Club Support Hub, is the latest in a litany of resources designed by FQ to provide an increased level of support to clubs across the state. The guide arrives at a critical time especially as parts of Queensland have entered a new snap lockdown.
Outlined in the guide are six interdependent dimensions of wellbeing – physical, psychological, social, cultural, educational and financial. Each have been identified by FQ as significant in how they can potentially influence an individual.
“In line with the Strategic Plan, Football Queensland is committed to providing high-quality participation experiences for all involved in our game,” FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said.
“The player-centred guide released today has been developed by FQ to reinforce the importance of player wellbeing, providing valuable insights for clubs to improve the health and wellbeing of their participants through a range of resources.
“As we live through an unprecedented time with the COVID-19 pandemic impacting the world, the wellbeing of our participants and members of our football community has never been more important.
“We’re hopeful that the Wellbeing Awareness Guide will equip our clubs with the necessary tools to support their participants, and create a positive club environment in which they can flourish.”
Football Queensland State Technical Director Gabor Ganczer outlined what clubs can expect from the program.
“Football Queensland is committed to helping clubs on their journey towards providing a holistic wellbeing program for players of all ages.
“The information outlined in the Wellbeing Awareness Guide will provide clubs with valuable resources to monitor and improve the general wellbeing of their players.
“The guide outlines six dimensions of wellbeing which have the potential to influence an individual, and FQ will continue to develop this by adding focus areas that can be adopted by clubs to improve athlete wellbeing.
“Supporting the release of the Player Wellbeing Awareness Guide, an upcoming webinar focused on Managing Holistic Player Wellbeing will be delivered by FQ’s Club Development Unit next month.”
Depending on the COVID situation, the Player Wellbeing: Managing Holistic Player Wellbeing webinar will be held on Sunday, August 22.
Football Queensland’s Wellbeing Awareness Guide can be accessed here.