Football Queensland has announced the appointment of two new team members on the Whitsunday Coast, continuing their push to bolster staff in regional parts of the state.
The first new addition is Darren Thomas, who will join as Club Development Ambassador – Whitsunday Coast.
Thomas’ main role will be to work with clubs in the region to strengthen player and coach development. He is currently completing a Masters Degree in Sports Coaching, has over 20 years of teaching experience and extensive football experience as a professional player in the UK, as well as being a leading youth coach at a number of clubs and schools throughout Queensland.
The second addition to the Football Queensland team is Daniel Khoury, who has been appointed as Manager – Whitsunday Coast.
Khoury will work closely with Whitsunday Coast clubs to support the growth and development of the game, whilst overseeing the day-to-day football operations in the region. He has experience in operational logistics and customer service, as well as being the former Operations Manager at Brisbane City FC.
FQ Northern Region General Manager, Declan Carnes:
“On behalf of Football Queensland, I’m delighted to welcome Daniel and Darren to the team in what is a major boost for football throughout the Whitsunday Coast region,” he said,
“Both Daniel and Darren bring valuable experience, passion and knowledge of the game and are excited to get started in the coming days as we work to deliver an increased level of support for participants and clubs on the Whitsunday Coast.
“Based in Mackay, their appointment will complement the work of the existing team members across the Northern regions, including Football Australia/AFC Pro License holder and coach educator Michael Edwards who joined Football Queensland in January of last year to strengthen player, coach and club development.”
Both new team members will commence their duties with Football Queensland in the coming days.