Football Queensland continues partnership with Gow-Gates Insurance Brokers

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Football Queensland (FQ) have announced that Gow-Gates Insurance Brokers will remain the Official Insurance Partner of the organisation.

The renewed partnership ensures that Gow-Gates will continue to provide the Sports Insurance Program whilst also offering additional services to FQ members.

“We’re excited to continue our partnership with leading insurance firm Gow-Gates, who have invested in our game over many years,” FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said to Football Queensland.

“The Sports Insurance Program is a first-class program that provides our football community with a range of cover under various policies, whilst maintaining the affordability of registration.

“To make the process even easier for our Queensland participants, Gow-Gates has launched an updated football specific web portal that includes FAQs on the insurance program as well as the process for making claims.”

Founding Director Anthony Gow-Gates acknowledged the mutual benefit that the partnership has provided for both parties.

“Gow-Gates has a long history of partnering with Football Queensland, and we’re looking forward to continuing to provide support services to the Queensland football community through the Sports Insurance Program,” Gow-Gates told Football Queensland.

“We’re also pleased to provide participants across the state with access to a range of additional services through our continued partnership with Football Queensland.”

In addition to the Sports Insurance Program, the partnership provides FQ members with access to Gow-Gates’ full suite of insurance broking services, including business and organisations, workers compensation and personal insurances.

Football Queensland remain with Kappa for five more seasons until 2028

Football Queensland & Kappa partnership extension

Football Queensland have announced a five-year partnership extension with iconic international sports brand Kappa as its official apparel partner from 2024.

This relationship between the two parties has been very strong since they first partnered all the way back in 2017 and reinforces the support for football in Queensland that the brand has had.

Kappa has provided quality garments for some of Europe’s biggest clubs including Manchester City, Juventus, AC Milan and the Italian National team.

It’s a brand that was established in 1916 in Turin and eventually in 1978 they rebranded themselves to branch out as a sportwear brand where they focused purely on football-related products and designs.

For Football Queensland, they currently produce and provide quality on and off-field apparel for all Queensland State Representative teams including the state’s futsal representative squads. Kappa also provide on-field apparel for the game’s referees on the FQ website.

They also helped sponsor and start up the Kappa Women’s Super Cup and Kappa Pro Series tournaments that debuted in late 2021 and 2022 respectively for clubs to participate in across the state.

FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci was extremely pleased to announce this partnership extension following Kappa’s amazing support.

“Football Queensland is incredibly excited to announce Kappa as our official apparel partner for the next five years following a competitive tender process which saw us receive 20 expressions of interest and 15 submissions of an extremely high quality,” Cavallucci said via Football Queensland press release.

“In their seven years as a Football Queensland partner, Kappa has provided fantastic support to Football Queensland, our clubs and the wider football community thanks to their quality of apparel, ability to deliver on their promises and the team’s unwavering commitment to customer service.

“We’ve built a wonderful working relationship with the team at Kappa thanks to their willingness to go above and beyond to deliver outcomes for our organisation and our game, and we’re delighted to continue working in partnership with them from next year.”

Kappa Australia Director Ze’ev Bogaty shared the same sentiment for the great relationship the two parties have created.

“Kappa is a strong supporter of football in Queensland and has been proud to invest in the game since the partnership with Football Queensland began in 2017,” Bogaty mentioned in the FQ press release.

“Some highlights of the partnership have included the development of the teal shirt for first year referees, witnessing Queensland state sides dominate on the national stage in Kappa kit, and the launch of the Kappa Women’s Super Cup and Kappa Pro Series tournaments.

“As we embark on another five years as the state’s official apparel partner and continue our close working relationship with Football Queensland, we look forward to contributing even more to the growth and success of football across the state.”

There is a shared goal of improving the grassroots game in Queensland from both parties and the track record of Kappa’s immense investment over the past seven years has shown that this extension will do wonders for Queensland football.

Logan Lightning plan $4.8 million facility upgrade

Logan Lightning Chris Green Park upgrade

Football Queensland Premier League side Logan Lightning have confirmed the club are close to upgrading their club rooms at Chris Green Park, which has not been renovated since the late 70s.

The update will include change rooms for male and female teams, as well as a new and expanded clubroom for Logan Lightning FC, to facilitate the increase in involvement  in the sport amongst women and girls.

The new facility will include spectator facilities such as a new kitchen and kiosk, a covered viewing area, referee amenities, a first aid room, and more storage space.

Club President Andrew Birkett provided insights into the development of the project and how the excitement growing at the club.

“The Chris Green Park redevelopment has been a major project that we have been trying to upgrade since last term of government,” he told Soccerscene.

“The facility is council owned and they were the driving force behind the upgrade, with the age of the park facility showing.”

“The old club room was really run down, it was well and truly time for an upgrade. Builders are optimistic to complete the project earlier than we expected.

“We are really happy to get an investment from the council and it is good to see they are investing in the community and youth.”

The initial cost of the project planned before the COVID was at $1.6 million, however, it has leaped to $4.8 million since then to complete the unisex facility.

The club has two facilities – Cornubia Park where the seniors play their matches, and the set for development at Chris Green Park, where juniors and women’s play.

The club is currently using temporary facilities at Chris Green Park during construction works.

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