Football Queensland have announced the launch of their Good2GiveBack campaign, a state-first initiative designed to recognise the tireless work and contributions of volunteers across Queensland.
The Good2GiveBack campaign will provide an insight into why volunteers do what they do whilst also providing examples of how football clubs approach recruitment and retention.
Volunteer work is essential in the week-to-week running of grassroots football clubs and in the fostering of community spirit through sporting commitments, with people of all ages volunteering their time to ensuring the game we love can be played.
“Our game wouldn’t exist without the hard work and dedication of the thousands of volunteers across our Queensland clubs,” FQ President Ben Richardson said.
“We’re delighted to provide a new level of recognition for the individuals who play one of the most important roles in our game with this exciting new volunteer campaign.”
Football Queensland’s Chief Executive Officer, Robert Cavallucci, further highlighted the significance of the Good2GiveBack campaign.
“The Good2GiveBack campaign strengthens our support of volunteers around the state, and will encourage more Queenslanders to give back to their local football clubs which are integral to the fabric of our local communities,” he said.
“With FQ’s increased focus on the support of Queensland clubs, the development of tailored volunteer guides and portals will continue to provide an unprecedented level of support for volunteers across our game while making their job easier.
“The Good2GiveBack campaign builds on these new support measures in order to grow the state’s participation base by recognising the hard work of the volunteers who play a crucial role in the delivery of football at all levels.
“Each volunteer will also become part of FQ’s Good2GiveBack Team, a community of dedicated and passionate individuals who are making a significant impact by volunteering at their local club.
“We have around 5,000 volunteers registered, but we know the true number of individuals contributing to our game in a volunteer capacity is closer to 30,000 across the state.
“We urge every volunteer in Queensland to register through Play Football to ensure we can provide them with the direct support and resources they need and acknowledge their contributions, while also providing them with insurance cover.
“As National Volunteer Week approaches, we look forward to highlighting and celebrating the work of our dedicated volunteers across Queensland, and through the Good2GiveBack campaign we can inspire even more members of our football community to give back to the game through volunteering.”
National Volunteer Week will be held from Monday, 17 May to Sunday, 23 May 2021.