Football Queensland will host an inaugural Queensland Football Convention towards the end of the year – unifying clubs, coaches, referees and participants from the length and breadth of Queensland across three engaging and immersive days.
The convention is scheduled to take place between 1-3 November 2024 in Brisbane city.
The 2023-2026 Strategic Plan that was released by Football Queensland stated that they would have a ‘One Football Approach’ which is an initiative to improve and focus on all areas of the game.
The convention was not mentioned in the Strategic Plan, but the idea was certainly raised with their ambition to unite the game and unlock football’s true potential in the state.
FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci mentioned the importance of gradually improving the sport in many areas in Queensland.
“Recognising that to move the game forward, we need to continue innovating and elevate the football debate, we’re excited to unite members of our football community for the first edition of the annual Queensland Football Convention,” Cavallucci said via press conference.
“The first conference session on Saturday 2nd November will begin to unpack the strategic direction of the game with guest speakers and expert industry panels before breaking out into Part 1 of the Referee, Coaching and Club conferences, with FQ committee sessions and FQ Board and FQ member sessions closing out the day.”
There will be a range of guests from different sectors of the footballing space in Queensland and Australia invited to the convention, however, currently no names have been confirmed.
“Headlining the Queensland Football Convention on Saturday evening will be the 2024 Football in Queensland Awards Night at Brisbane City Hall, an event which is always a highlight of our football calendar. With well over 500 in attendance we will celebrate the achievements of the state’s most outstanding individuals, teams and clubs,” Cavallucci continued.
“Featuring tailored content for clubs, referees and coaches in addition to strategic and operational planning sessions, the convention will conclude on Sunday 3rd November with Part 2 of the Referee, Coaching and Club conferences.
“The innovative Queensland Football Convention will bring all facets of our game together for one unmissable weekend while connecting our football community with each other, alongside key business and government contacts to support the ongoing growth of football in Queensland,” he concluded.
Further information on ticket packages and hosts/guests will be released by Football Queensland.