Football Queensland teams up with TAFE Queensland to deliver diploma program for 2024

Football Queensland Diploma Program

Football Queensland’s Diploma Program for 2024 is set to be delivered in conjunction with TAFE Queensland.

The program is a 12-month course and provides graduates with a Diploma of Sport.

Unlike broader programs, this one will provide students with the opportunity to complete their studies in a practical football centric environment. This will include work integrated learning that will be facilitated directly with Football Queensland.

The opportunity to complete workplace learning with the governing body will be a huge sell for the program and is likely to be a great way for the quality of Queensland football to grow.

The studies themselves will cover a wide range of sports relates subjects, all geared towards preparing students to work in industry upon graduation.

Some of the areas covered in the course include high performance training, coaching techniques, the management of people, and the management of sporting events.

Graduates will be qualified to work as coaches or sport development managers. They will also be equipped to design, deliver, and manage a range of football activities, including training sessions, junior activations, tournaments and competitions.

The program will be headquartered at Meakin Park, giving students direct access to the heart of the Queensland game.

Through the programs proximity to the body, students will be able to regularly engage with quality football facilities as well as guest lecturers both from Football Queensland itself and also the wider sports industry.

Discussing this exciting opportunity, Football Queensland CEO Robert Cavallucci expressed the governing bodies excitement at being able to directly facilitate its states next generation of administrative talent.

“Following the success of the TAFE at Schools program, we’re delighted to deliver the Football Queensland Diploma Program from 2024 as part of our partnership with TAFE Queensland,” he said via press release.

“Football is already the state’s largest participation sport, and with our game only continuing to grow in the wake of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ there has never been a better time to begin working towards a career in football.”

TAFE Queensland’s Academy Sport Manager Jesse O’Hara spoke of how this deal solidifies Queensland as the new frontier for football in Australia.

“Students are craving real world learning with tangible career outcomes, a style of learning that suits us naturally at TAFE Queensland. With the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 happening on our doorstep and the constant growth in football participation across the state, the football industry has never been stronger in Queensland,” he added via press release.

“We view this program as the ideal pathway for students looking to embark on their career with the football, and broader sports industry.”

This program is an exciting development for the growth of football not only in Queensland but also nationwide.

Through focusing its program on the development of the future administrators of the game, Football Queensland is helping to secure an efficient future for football in this country that is also one that is self-sufficient.

For students, this program will be a great pathway into real-world experience and coupling that with TAFE Queensland’s diploma-to-degree pathway, this will be a great step to help students keen to be involved in sport but unsure of how to gain both a qualification and industry experience while also keeping the door open to further study.

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Federal Budget commits $97 million investment for sport programs

The 2024-25 Federal Budget, which was released on Tuesday night, includes more than $97 million over two years to the ASC to extend Sporting Schools, the Local Sporting Champions, and Local Para Champions programs, and participation funding to help more Australians get active.

This two-year extension runs until 30 June 2026 and helps kids of all different sports afford an opportunity to play at a local level if they come from and under privileged background.

Football Australia is a part of the Sporting Schools program, with each state offering participation Officers and local clubs that are ready to implement in-school and after-school programs for students of ages up to Year 8, plus all abilities programs.

Football Australia use this program to link local football clubs with schools to facilitate an ongoing relationship and provide further opportunity for students to continue their football journey outside of school, whether that be MiniRoos Kick Off, MiniRoos Club or Junior Football.

More than 24,000 young Australians will be supported with the Local Sporting Champions (LSC) and Local Para Champions (LSP) grants programs continuing for a further two years.

These are fantastic programs that have supported Australia’s best athletes including many Matildas like Courtney Nevin, Cortnee Vine, Alex Chidiac, Teagan Micah and Clare Hunt.

World Cup veteran’s Caitlin Foord and Ellie Carpenter also rose to success with assistance from the LSC program throughout their junior careers.

Australian Sports Commission CEO Kieren Perkins OAM mentions the importance of this investment to continue critical national sporting programs.

“Once again, I want to thank Minister Wells and the Australian Government for their continued support and investment in Australian sport,” Perkins said in a statement.

“This funding extends critical sport participation programs like the Participation Grant program and Sporting Schools which provides free and fun sporting opportunities to more than two million students each year.

“This follows last week’s announcement of $249.7 million to upgrade the AIS Campus to ensure our athletes have access to the world’s best testing and training facilities, and accommodation ahead of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

This is a fantastic initiative that will benefit football amongst other sports and has a history of helping kids of all skill levels play in their respective sport.

The Federal Budget have put in almost $350 to improve sport, mostly around the 2032 Olympic Games but it is great to see some investment in the world game after the huge success of the Women’s World Cup last year.

The biggest Female Football Week to date draws to a close

Female Football week is at its climax across the country with each respective state firmly involved in what has been a monumental year of growth and perseverance with one of the hottest topics amongst the sporting plethora across the nation.

Symbolising the significant strides in which female football has made down under, off the back of its maiden World Cup hosting tenure.

Football Queensland throughout the grand occasion were busy shining a spotlight upon the continuous growth of participation, encouraging women of all ages to become involved and immersed within the global game.

Football Victoria – Commentary

Football Victoria (FV) celebrated women’s football week in style.

Round 8 of the National Premier League Women’s (NPLW) competition within Victoria was unique throughout its coverage, with every match throughout the round featuring a female commentator.

A monumental feat spearheaded by the FV Commentary team, this was the first time an all female commentary round was executed.

Football Queensland

FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci disclosed his appreciation for the momentous occasion via the FQ website.

“While celebrations like FFW serve as a crucial milestone in FQ’s journey towards achieving 50/50 gender parity by 2027 and helps to further reinforce our commitment to enhancing accessibility and inclusivity, our support is not confined to this week, as we remain dedicated to prioritising our female football community year-round.”

Football Queensland – Award Ceremony

Paying homage to Referees, Club Volunteers, Players and Community Champions of the year was conducted through awards up for grabs.

FQ showcased an award ceremony towards multiple facets of football throughout the state.

A nice incentive dedicated to the recognition and appraisal of the hard work undertaken by different areas of football.

The Female Football Week club of the year was awarded to Central Football Club following their extraordinary contribution to female football within Queensland.

Displayed throughout the clubs commitment to female football, the club are fully dedicated to the advancement of women’s football.

Harvesting a fostering environment throughout the club, alongside the nourishment of young promising female footballers has been symbolised by FQ.

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