Football Queensland are thoroughly investing in creating new opportunities with the continuation of coaching courses around the state.
There has already been over 100 community and advanced courses in 2020, featuring more than 1,500 participants. Despite COVID-19 restrictions delaying these courses for three months, the pandemic has not affected Football Queensland’s Strategic Plan target to reach 8.820 registered coaches by 2023.
On August 2, The Skill Training Certificate held at Mitchelton FC was the 100th coaching-related course or workshop held this year – the 34th since the Queensland Government eased their restrictions on June 1.
Since they hit the century mark, Football Queensland has gone on to deliver another 14 coaching courses and workshops – bringing the total up to 114 as of August 11.
“Strengthening coach development has been a major focus since we released the Strategic Plan and the number of courses on offer are ramping up now that restrictions are easing around the state,” Football Queensland CEO Robert Cavallucci said.
“Through FQ’s statewide Football 2020+ consultations, we recognise that regional areas in particular need coaching resources and support and we’re pleased to have so far conducted 55 courses outside Brisbane in spite of the challenges faced in 2020, with more to be held in coming months.
“That figure encapsulates the 15 MiniRoos, Skill Training and Game Training Certificate courses that have been held in the Football Queensland North zone.
“It also includes the FFA/AFC C Licence course that began in Mackay in February. FQ will drive improvements in the delivery of raw coaching numbers, but we want high standards to be part of that as well. Getting more advanced courses into regional areas makes a huge difference.
“Our Club Development Unit team members are working hard to deliver quality development opportunities and we look forward to creating more education opportunities as the year progresses.”
Football Queensland has already scheduled a variety of coaching courses and workshops, planned to take place in the coming days, weeks and months.
For details about each upcoming course around Queensland and to register, you can find it here.