Following consultation with clubs in recent weeks, Football Queensland (FQ) Central has today announced plans for an amended football season in 2020.
Clubs in each region have adapted varying season lengths and time frames that work best within their community to accommodate the remainder of the season following the suspension of football due to COVID-19.
FQ Central Operations Manager Kerry Gray said volunteers at clubs across Central Queensland had dedicated their time to ensuring the season could proceed.
“We’re excited to get our CQ competitions back up and running, and we thank the volunteers across all our clubs for their hard work in ensuring clubs and participants are adhering to COVID Safe guidelines to facilitate a resumption of football in 2020,” Gray said.
Gladstone and Rockhampton will kick off their Senior seasons on the weekend commencing 10 July with Juniors to commence the following week on the weekend beginning July 17.
Competitions in Biloela, Longreach, Emerald and Capricorn Coast will recommence their junior seasons from July 18.
The CQ Premier League will kick off on July 11, with teams playing each opponent three times in a 15 round regular season before the Finals Series, which will conclude on November 7.
The CQ Premier League will consist of six teams for the remainder of the 2020 season, with five clubs from Rockhampton and one from Gladstone participating.
Clinton FC has withdrawn from the CQ Premier League due to challenges presented by COVID-19 regarding team travel and will join their local competition for the remainder of the season, with the intention of returning to the CQ Premier League in 2021.
Full competition draws for the remainder of the 2020 season will be released in the coming weeks.