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Football Queensland upgrades their Club Support Hub

Football Queensland (FQ) has announced an upgrade to their Club Support Hub so that it's more tailored for clubs and volunteers across the state.

Football Queensland (FQ) has announced an upgrade to their Club Support Hub so that it’s more tailored for clubs and volunteers across the state.

The Hub provides a go-to destination for club administrators to access important resources, guides and assistance with club processes and procedures.

“Football Queensland is proud to strengthen our support of the dedicated volunteers in our game by making it even easier for clubs to download resources and guides from FQ’s Club Support Hub,” FQ President Ben Richardson said. 

“A valuable asset for clubs across Queensland, the Club Support Hub is a fantastic example of FQ’s commitment to investing in resources to make the job easier for the volunteers who run our clubs, as outlined in our Strategic Plan.”

Focussing on five key areas, the Club Support Hub is a vital place for up-to-date information on administration, digital & media, coaching, women & girls and the facilities hub. It ensures the future of football is well supported for community participation.

“Launched in January, Football Queensland’s Club Support Hub has proven hugely popular amongst our clubs with over 2,800 views of the webpage, FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said. 

“Clubs have taken full advantage of FQ’s free graphic design support, with club-specific Play Football graphics created for 30 clubs across all 10 zones in recent months and 160 clubs currently accessing graphic design templates and resources through FQ’s Club Marketing Portal. 

Clubs are also downloading FQ’s Club Marketing Guide, Play Football Retention and Recruitment Guides for advice on retaining membersgrowing their participation base and creating a presence within the local community. 

“Since its initial launch, the Club Support Hub has been upgraded with a new layout focused on five key areas; administration, digital and media, coaching, women and girls, and the Facilities Hub, making it easier to navigate for club volunteers looking for specific resources. 

“A host of new club support guides have also been added to the Hub in recent weeks, including a Club Coach Coordinator Guide and Blue Card Club Guide. A range of new SAP Community Club resources have also been designed to assist clubs in delivering high-quality participation experiences. 

“Football Queensland is proud to be providing this unprecedented level of support to our clubs and volunteers across the state, and we encourage clubs at all levels of the game to visit the Club Support Hub to access the extensive suite of resources on offer.” 

The Club Support Hub can be viewed here.

Liam Watson is a Senior Journalist with Soccerscene. He reports widely on international football policy, industry matters and industry 4.0

DFL and AWS introduce two new Match Facts to Bundesliga coverage

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The Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have announced the addition of two new Bundesliga Match Facts powered by AWS that will premiere as graphics during broadcasts and in the official Bundesliga app during the 2021-2022 season.

The two new Match Facts – Shot Efficiency and Passing Profile – will bring the total number of advanced statistics to eight, with each of them aiming to give fans deeper insights into the action on the pitch.

The first of the new advanced stats – Shot Efficiency – compares the number of goals that a player or team has scored with how many goals the player or team should have scored based on the quality of their chances.

The second – Passing Profile – provides deeper insights into the pass quality of a player or an entire team. Both of the stats are generated by gathering and analysing the match feeds from live games in real time as they are streamed into AWS.

Both new stats made their debut during Matchday 4 on the clash between German Champion FC Bayern München and the second-placed team of the previous season RB Leipzig.

The two new Match Facts will better showcase the action on the field – giving fans, coaches, players, and commentators visual support for analysing the decision-making of players and teams.

Andreas Heyden, Executive Vice President of Digital Innovations for DFL Group, was excited to further innovate the matchday experience for viewers based both domestically and internationally.

“Bundesliga Match Facts powered by AWS allows us to give fans more insight into the game of football, broadcasters more interesting stories to tell and coaches and teams, more data to excel at their game,” he said.

“Last year, the reception for Bundesliga Match Facts around the world was very positive, and we expect through ML and AI to continue to innovate on these analytics to make them even better.

“These two new stats give fans a view into player efficiency that hasn’t been achieved before, and we are just at the beginning of our relationship with AWS. I’m excited to see how technology will continue to evolve the fan experience and the game.”

Football South Australia announce inaugural delivery of AFC/FA ‘A’ Licence

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Football South Australia have announced an exciting opportunity for SA coaches to undertake an AFC/FA ‘A’ Licence in their own state for the first time ever.

The course is a fantastic opportunity for SA’s strong contingent of 90 B Licence holders to be able to elevate their expertise to the next level from the comfort of familiar surroundings.

The Football Australia ‘A’ Licence course is designed to support coaches working with senior players or older youth players in a professional or semi-professional environment where coaches will have three or four training sessions plus a match each week.

Part A will be at the new Summit Sports and Recreation Park in Mount Barker and VALO Football Centre, while Parts B and C will be held at the new State Centre for Football in Gepps Cross in 2022.

Football South Australia can also today announce that registrations are now open for a B Licence, which will take place in January 2021.

Football South Australia CEO Michael Carter was delighted to introduce the new courses for coaches looking to push on in their careers.

“Coach education is an extremely important function of Football South Australia and we are delighted to be hosting an A-License coaching course in Adelaide. For years local coaches have had to travel interstate for the A-License meaning the cost per participant increased,” he said.

“The timing of the course will see components hosted at the soon to be completed State Centre for Football. The headquarters will be an education hub for coaches, referees and players via our pathway programs.”

Coach Education Manager Alec Wilson expressed his excitement for South Australian coaches.

“I am very excited with the announcement of a first-ever A-Licence in SA. This has been a year in the making and something Football South Australia has been wanting to host for a number of years,” he said.

“The announcement is a reward for everyone’s hard work and determination and shows our dedication in providing the best coach education opportunities for the growth of the game.

“To have all three pinnacle courses (A, B and C Licences) at home in our own state is a landmark in coach development and I look forward to seeing our coaches thrive, and in turn, provide better coaching for our players.”

The Football Australia/AFC ‘A’ Licence can be accessed here. Applications close on October 29, 2021.

The Football Australia/AFC ‘B’ Licence can be accessed here. Applications close on December 10, 2021.

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