Junior women in state comp wilderness
NORTH Queensland Football will not be part of Football Queensland’s women’s under- 13, under- 15 and under- 17 competitions.
The Townsville Bulletin understands North Queensland Football, who joined forces with the Northern Fury earlier this year, will be denied entry into the new- look competitions beginning in 2018 when Football Queensland officially announces its changes to the state league competition setup.
The Fury men’s team has already been granted a fiveyear licence to participate in the men’s Queensland NPL competition from 2018, but there will be no women’s Fury teams, with the Fury unable to field a team in the women’s premier league.
Clubs lodging bids were expected to be able to field teams in the statewide senior women, under 17, under 15 and under 13 divisions.
Clubs throughout Queensland were notified over the weekend, with the majority of clubs accepted into the women’s competition hailing from Queensland’s southeast region.
The Fury had pushed hard for a place in the women’s state- league team, with one player even penning a letter to Football Queensland powerbrokers.
Football Queensland boss Geoff Foster said late last year the governing body wanted to ensure the league had long term stability.