Welcome Sports Festival brings community together

Holding a community event is a great way to bring people of similar interests together and the Welcome Sports Festival has done just that.

The free event, held on Sunday at the Welcome Sports Clubhouse in Yeronga, has provided an interactive session of family-friendly activities that allowed people to participate in local sports of the area.

The aim of the day was to get them involved and try out in sports that they’ve been interested in watching, including soccer, AFL, tennis, cricket and touch rugby.

In addition, diverse cultural music, food and activities added to the positive atmosphere for the event. Brisbane Roar FC goalkeeper Jamie Young was also in attendance as a guest speaker for everyone who attended.

As a whole, the event was designed to connect with the many communities that Queensland has to offer, including newly-arrived migrants and refugees as part of Multicultural Queensland Month.

Most importantly, it gets sporting clubs and codes the chance to meet new people and build connections so that it helps participants get engaged with their favourite sport.

By coming to this event and giving sports activities a go, no matter what the skill level, it’ll mean that people of all ages will be more inclined to join up to a local team and play for fun or competitively.

The main aspects of the Welcome Sports Festival are to improve friendships and general wellbeing through active sport participation.

Liam Watson is the Co-Founder & Publisher of Soccerscene. He reports widely on football policy, industry matters and technology.

Brisbane Roar strengthens alliance with Football Queensland

Brisbane Roar has announced further collaboration with Football Queensland, the state’s governing body.

This partnership will focus on developing next generation talent for both the men’s and women’s game. The club is hoping that this deal will create clearer paths for Queensland players to reach both the Isuzu UTE A-League and the Liberty A-League.

The deal also sees both parties committing to developing football infrastructure – such as club rooms, pitches, and other development focused facilities. This is directly attributed to the Matildas and their success at the recent FIFA Women’s World Cup.

During the tournament, 40% of the Matildas squad was Queensland developed talent. With some of the squad’s biggest names like Cortnee Vine and Mackenzie Arnold heralding from the sunny state.

The collaboration will also hope to build talent off the pitch with the partners citing the need for the development of officials and coaches.

The state has already proved its aptitude in this sphere with Matilda’s Assistant Coach Melissa Andreatta being a Queenslander, a former FQ Academy QAS, and the former Brisbane Roar Head Coach.

Speaking on the new collaboration and the partners shared goals for football in Queensland, Brisbane Roar CEO Kaz Patafta had this to say via media release:

“In strengthening our alliance with Football Queensland, Brisbane Roar reaffirms its dedication to the growth of football across Queensland. We are committed to nurturing local talent and deepening the connection with our dedicated fan base,” he said.

“This renewed partnership symbolises a unified vision and a shared passion for growing the world game in Queensland.”

Football Queensland CEO Robert Cavallucci reiterated this message and spoke of Roar’s importance to football in the state.

“The Brisbane Roar is an important part of the football landscape in Queensland and this collaboration, with a fresh leadership approach, paves the way for new opportunities and innovative ways of working to reach our strategic vision of Football in Queensland United,” he added via press release.

This collaboration is an exciting new dawn for football in Queensland. As one of the nation’s strongest footballing states, it is great news to see that both clubs and governing bodies are committed to helping each other grow.

The announcement is also another huge reward for football off the back of the Matildas’ run at the Women’s World Cup and highlights how important the growth of the women’s game in Australia has been to allowing all of football to grow.

Football Queensland and Uberline to deliver informative guides


Uberline has been named Football Queensland’s (FQ) Official Line Marking Partner, the organisation’s official supplier for FQ facilities, and the prefered vendor for line-marking supplies and tools for FQ associated clubs.

With the help of FQ, Uberline, an Australian family-owned business that prides itself on offering high-quality products at competitive rates, will create a Line Marking Guide.

UberLine is a family owned company that has been providing councils, industry and sports clubs all over Australia with the best value grass line marking paint and a comprehensive range of grass and road line marking machines plus machines for surface preparation for many years.

“Football Queensland is proud to be partnering with companies like Uberline who are committed to manufacturing top quality products and providing great customer service, at cost effective prices for our clubs, Field markings are an essential part of our game, so it is important that we use high quality products such as Uberline, who have excelled through comparative testing, to ensure fields are marked well for our participants to enjoy,” Football Queensland CEO Robert Cavallucci stated via press release.

Uberline General Manager Lee Thomas added via press release:

“Football Queensland is committed to developing these vital commercial relationships to not only drive efficiency but also reduce costs and improve service levels to our entire football community; we are looking forward to building a strong partnership with Uberline and are confident that our clubs will enjoy their products and services,” he said.

“Uberline is looking forward to building relationships with football clubs across the state through our partnership with Football Queensland as we deliver quality products to benefit clubs at every level of the game.

“We’re also excited to develop a Line Marking Guide in conjunction with Football Queensland which will provide valuable information to support club volunteers who play such a vital role within the game.”

Football Queensland continuously look to grow the game in the state – by adding new partnerships such as Uberline it will improve all aspects of football.

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