Queensland clubs get in excess of $600,000 in approved funding

Football Queensland

Football Queensland affiliates are encouraged to consider applying for future rounds of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund after over $600,000 in funding was recently approved for Queensland clubs and organisations.

24 FQ affiliates were successful with approvals totalling $625,457 in the recently announced May 2019 round, with the next round closing on October 31.

Not-for-profit groups operating in Queensland can apply for grants from $500 to $35,000 through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, one of the state’s largest one-off community grants programs that distributes approximately $57 million per year.

The fund allocates grants to not-for-profit community groups, to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.

This program is a great way for Queensland clubs and zones to present a proactive approach to their members and community in supporting the development of the game.

Gambling Community Benefit Fund May 2019 Approvals:

Bayside Strikers Soccer Club Purchase Shade Tents $2,800
Bethania Rams FC Install Commercial Kitchen $35,000
Canungra Owls Soccer Club Upgrade Kitchen $35,000
City Brothers FC Purchase Lawn Mower $21,500
Estates Soccer Club Upgrade Facility $33,202
Football Brisbane Electronic Scoreboard $35,000
Gladstone United FC Construct Shed $33,925
Gracemere Redbacks FC Construct Change Rooms $35,000
Kingaroy Snrs Soccer Club Install Field Lighting $35,000
Logan Lightning FC Construct Fence & Shelter $35,000
Longreach Jnr Soccer Purchase Shipping Container $8,250
Monto FC Goal Posts & Training Equipment $10,808
Narangba United FC Purchase Equipment & Trailer $35,000
North Brisbane FC Install Solar $35,000
North Queensland Football Ltd Canteen Equipment $35,000
Olympic FC Construct Junior Field $35,000
Parkside United Jnr FC Replace Shed $26,353
Pine Hills FC Upgrade Lighting $32,486
Roar Recreation & Welfare Ltd Purchase Soccer Equipment $15,000
Stanthorpe Carlton United FC Upgrade Change Room Facility $14,760
Tarragindi Tigers Sporting Association Change Rooms & Canteen Equipment $35,000
Tinana FC Purchase Equipment $10,000
Walking Football Brisbane Purchase Equipment $17,231
Westside Sports Club Construct Fencing & Seating $34,052
TOTAL $625,457
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Paramount+ to release Sky Blue: Inside Sydney FC documentary

Sydney FC

Paramount+ will debut the first of its locally produced sporting documentaries on Friday, 30 September, bringing Australian subscribers a four-part exclusive behind-the-scenes look inside Sydney FC.

Produced by Mint Pictures and narrated by Golden Globe winner and Sydney FC fan Anthony LaPaglia, the Paramount+ Original series will be titled Sky Blue: Inside Sydney FC. The series will take viewers inside Sydney FC men’s and women’s teams during the most transformational year in the club’s history – the club’s 2021/22 A-League campaigns.

Sky Blue: Inside Sydney FC is told through a cast of eclectic characters and those who matter most. Players, coaches, backroom staff and fans have all been captured exclusive on and off the pitch, with the documentary serving as the first time a documentary series has followed both the men’s and the women’s teams over the course of a tumultuous season.

The four-part series will give viewers real-life sporting drama that delivers triumph and disaster, hope and despair, agony, and ecstasy – the perfect binge-worthy football documentary ahead of the return of the Isuzu UTE A-League and Liberty A-League seasons.

Over the last 12 months, Paramount+ has been Australia’s fastest-growing streaming service and has hosted 981 hours of Australian entertainment content, 734 hours of Australian sport, and has seen 11 Australian commissions announced since its launch.

Football Queensland opens nominations for 2022 Football in Queensland Awards

Football Queensland

Football Queensland will celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals and clubs at every level of the game as part of the 2022 Football in Queensland Awards.

A new integrated state-wide format for the 2022 season will see award winners recognised at regional level, across a number of categories before representing their region as nominees for the equivalent awards at the state level – to be presented at the Football in Queensland Awards Night.

“2022 has been an incredibly exciting year for football here in Queensland as we’ve seen the roll-out of connected competitions, providing brand new opportunities for players and clubs across every region as part of the Future of Football 2020+ reform implementation,” FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said in a statement.

“As we continue to unite the game across the state, Football Queensland is delighted to recognise the fantastic achievements of participants and clubs across each of our regions at local Grand Finals, before our highest achieving community winners are celebrated at state level at the Football in Queensland Awards Night.

“2022 will see a number of new awards presented at community level in each region, including the Protect Our Game Service Award for an individual and club and Service to Football Gold and Platinum Awards.

“In line with the introduction of the connected football pyramid, we’re also excited to present brand new awards at state level recognising the achievements of those from advanced competitions across Queensland including awards for Junior Player of the Year, Academy of the Year and Technical Director of the Year, among others.

“After another challenging year for all involved in our game with seasons extended across many parts of the state due to the weather, we’re looking forward to acknowledging the hard work and achievements of members of our football community, from players to coaches, volunteers and referees, with the 2022 Football in Queensland Awards.”

Nominations are now open for the Community and Service to Football Awards which will be presented at regional level, before winners go on to represent their region as nominees for the state awards.

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