Football Queensland (FQ) have announced a radio partnership with popular Sunshine Coast radio stations Sea FM and Mix FM which will see them both provide broadcasting support across a range of big FQ events held within the Sunshine Coast.
The events included are: WinterFest23, FQ Junior Cup, the Pacific Club Championships and the FQPL 3 Sunshine Coast Grand Finals, running in-person activations with giveaways and broadcasting on air throughout the tournaments.
Football Queensland CEO Robert Cavallucci explained via press release about his excitement for what the partnerships will do for the future of football in Queensland as a whole.
“This radio partnership is a very exciting announcement for all looking to attend the events on the beautiful Sunshine Coast; it is always great to bring these events to the community with the support of local businesses, optimising the fan experience,” he stated.
“I would like to extend my thanks to both Sea FM and Mix FM teams for their support and we look forward to welcoming them to our events as our Queensland football talent is put on show.”
In Football Queensland’s Strategic Plan, set for the 2023-2026 period, the organisation listed Participants and Clubs as their first major pillar and focusing point on the overall growth of the sport in the state and the country.
Their main focuses, listed in the Strategic Plan are: “to be the most accessible sport in Australia where everyone can play anytime, anywhere.” which they continued by mentioning their ‘drive to improve participation retention & growth, especially amongst women and girls.'”
Group Marketing Director Brooke Papamanolis shared the same enthusiasm for the move.
“We are thrilled to support Football Queensland with their 4 major events coming to the region this year across both of our brands forging an alliance that will elevate the passion and excitement of football across the Sunshine Coast,” she added via press release.
“This partnership will extend far beyond the field, as we will work hand in hand to support Football Queensland through joint initiatives and events as well as assisting in fostering a sense of unity and belonging amongst the Sunshine Coast football community.
“We look forward to playing a role in the growth and development of football in our region and can’t wait to get out there with the kids of the Sunshine Coast!”
Especially in the Sunshine Coast area of Queensland, this is a fantastic initiative to encourage the next generation of kids to participate in Football.
Clearly for Football Queensland and Australia, creating the transition towards a more modern and upgraded framework for developing talent in this country is of upmost importance, and lifting standards to match the world’s best is next on their agenda.