Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

North Queensland Stadium to stage Easter 2020 community football event

North Queensland Stadium to stage Easter 2020 community football event
October 31, 2019

A one day community football event featuring some of North Queensland’s best players has been confirmed for the North Queensland Stadium next Easter.

Set to feature men’s, women’s and youth competitions, with children as young as five participating, the newly opened venue will host up to six games on Saturday of the Easter long weekend (11th April), including matches for the Frank Farina Cup and the North Queensland Games.

Commenting on the event, Townsville MP Scott Stewart stated “football is the state’s most popular junior sport, with more than 3,500 registered children in North Queensland, and this is a great opportunity to celebrate the sport locally and encourage more people to get fit and active in a great team environment.

“North Queensland nurtured professional players like Brisbane Striker Chris Scuderi, Young Matilda Taylor Ray and Northern Fury’s Lorenzo Sipi, so I expect an exciting brand of football that will result in a fun day out for families and sports fans.

“We’re building this stadium as a multi-use venue, and it’s really pleasing to have community events such as this confirmed for the venue, in addition to other content like the Elton John concert and the North Queensland Cowboys’ 2020 season.”

Football Queensland North General Manager Declan Carnes said he was thrilled by the opportunity to increase exposure of the game in North Queensland, advising “this is a once in a lifetime chance for many of our players to get a taste of the new stadium, and our organisation is ecstatic about using this opportunity to take our representative programs to another level.

“The day will also include clubs registering teams in younger age groups to play a round robin style competition, so that children can have the experience of a professional player looking up at the crowd, grandstands and big screen, to get them excited about the sport.”

Stating that ensuring grassroots players had access to the facilities was just as important as hosting household names, Queensland Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni added "the (Queensland) Government has invested $1.6 million into our North Queensland football clubs, we’re making sure there are opportunities for our future Socceroos no matter where they are from.

“As a player just starting out in the game, getting to play back to back with senior teams in a purpose built stadium will help to grow these young players’ love for the sport.

“Travelling teams and their friends and family coming for the weekend and will get to enjoy the famous North Queensland hospitality, while locals benefit from an exciting day of sport."

For more information on the North Queensland Games, visit www.nqsports.com.au/2020-nq-games.

For more information on North Queensland Stadium, visit northqueenslandstadium.com.au

Related Articles

20th September 2019 - Townsville artist commissioned for North Queensland Stadium sculpture

2nd September 2019 - First seat installed at new North Queensland Stadium

30th August 2019 - Local firm to grow turf for North Queensland Stadium

30th June 2019 - Naming rights partner sought for North Queensland Stadium

28th June 2019 - Ticketmaster sells North Queensland Stadium’s first ever tickets

4th June 2019 - New app offers virtual view of North Queensland Stadium

20th May 2019 - North Queensland Stadium design app allows fans to experience stadium before completion

24th April 2019 - Spotless secures official catering contract for new North Queensland Stadium

10th February 2016 - Football Queensland names PILA Group as goal post supply partner

21st January 2009 - Hassall appointed Fury Chief Executive


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

SWIMPLEX AQUATICS

Swimplex Aquatics are a world-class company dedicated to the commercial pool, waterslide industry. We are Australian market leaders servicing all states Australia wide. Swimplex provide a full…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Design / Play / Waterparks

 
 

AIS Water

AIS Water, the trading name of Australian Innovative Systems, is a multi-award winning, Australian owned leader in the design, production and supply of commercial and residential chlorine generators…

read more

Aquatics / Safety / Technology

 
 

SUNBATHER

Solar Pool Heating & Swimming Pool Covers since 1974. Sunbather offer an Australian made product which undergoes continual development to enable you to trust in the Sunbather brand. We deliver a…

read more

Aquatics / Venues

 
 

Otium Planning Group

Otium Planning Group is a contemporary sport and leisure consultancy providing services in planning, facility development, management and funding for the sport, recreation and leisure industries…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

CENTAMAN

Centaman has been a market leader in Enterprise Software Solutions for the leisure and recreation industry and both profit and not-for-profit attractions since 1991. It offers a wide range of software…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Ticketing

 
 

SKC Operations Pty Ltd (SKCorp)

SKC Operations Pty Ltd (SKCorp) is an expert retail and marketing services team specialising in sports, leisure, aquatics, fitness, health, wellness & recreation industry. Using proven…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Fitness / Marketing / Retail

 
 

MYRTHA POOLS

Founded in 1961, Myrtha Pools® quickly became Italy’s première swimming pool company, and has since grown into one of the world's leading swimming pool construction…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks / Wellness

 
 

PlayRope

Playrope Aqua-Fun, are the Australian & New Zealand exclusive distributors for Vortex Aquatic Structures International, the world leader in aquatic playgrounds and urban water landscapes.…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Parks / Play / Recreation

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business