Football Queensland (FQ) has released their 2020-2022 Strategic Plan for football in their state and are set to begin addressing one of their key pillars to achieve over the next few years.
One of the pillars which has been identified is participation, with the aim of increasing referee numbers at the forefront.
FQ has addressed that referees are a highly important part of the game, and as such they want to double the number of registered referees by 2022.
In order to achieve this, FQ will organise some referee initiatives to be carried out in the coming months, including better recruitment, retention and support for referees across Queensland.
The first of these initiatives will be finding a State Referee Manager, which FQ believes will be the start of improved referee programs for the state.
By appointing a State Referee Manager, it will help with the growth of the game which is underpinned by the quality and quantity of referees and coaches who enhance development.
The State Referee Manager will provide a key leadership role for the key areas of referee development, such as recruitment, retention and talent identification of referees.
The appointment of the State Referee Manager will be the start of some exciting growth for football in Queensland, as the Strategic Plan starts to take shape.
Applications for the State Referee Manager position are still open until Friday the 15th November.
To find out more about the role and to apply, you can find it here: https://footballqueensland.com.au/2019/11/09/referee-initiatives-to-be-implemented-following-release-of-strategic-plan/