FIFA’s mission is develop football everywhere and for all, to touch the world through its inspiring tournaments and to build a better future through
the power of the game.
Explore FIFA is a series of short animated films that bring you into our world with a visual and easy-to-understand explanation of how we go about
carrying out this mission.
Football Federation Australia (FFA) is the governing body of football in Australia and is a member of Fédération Internationale de Football Association
(FIFA), the international governing body for football. Information regarding FIFA is available at http://www.fifa.com.
Football Queensland (FQ) is recognised by both the State and Federal Governments and Football Federation Australia (FFA) as the governing body for
association football (soccer) in Queensland. We are a member of the national governing body FFA and through this connection affiliated with Federation
of International Football Associations (FIFA).
As the governing body, we are charged with all facets of football in Queensland across semi-professional, amateurs, women, youth, juniors, referees
and are responsible for the administration, promotion and delivery of football and futsal (indoor football) in the state
Football Queensland South West Inc. is one of 10 Zones in Queensland responsible for the administration and governance of Football (soccer) throughout
our area. Our area is bounded by Stanthorpe in the south, including Warwick District, east to Laidley & Gatton including Toowoomba, up to areas in
the South Burnett area including Kingaroy, Yarraman, Wondai & Nanango, areas around Dalby & Chinchilla and west to Roma, St. George & Goondiwindi.
In 1977 a group of students and lecturers from the then Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education (DDIAE) got together and formed the DDIAE Amateur
Soccer Club. They originally competed in the intramural "Piggots Shield", an on campus competition open to any interested student groups.
In 1978, the club formally joined the Toowoomba and District Soccer Federation, with their first competitive match being against Rockville, possibly
in third grade, which the students won. Originally they hosted games in the vacant area behind the Toowoomba Education Centre, just to the East
of McGregor College, but at some time in the next couple of years, the club moved to share the cricket and Aussie rules oval next to Steel Rudd
College. Unfortunately, details for this time period are scarce.
West Wanderers is situated on the southern side of Toowoomba at Nell E Robinson Park on Hume Street, between Alderley St and Stenner St. It is a large
complex which consists of the club house and two fields; Fred Gilbert Oval, which is the top field situated in front of the club house, and Robyn
Prentice Oval which is the bottom field located near the netball courts.
The Withcott Wildcats Soccer Club was formed in 2002, after a couple of years of local players forming an alliance with the Willowburn Soccer Club.
Some forward-thinking members of the community decided to stand on their own, and established the club at its current location of Springbrook Park
in Parkridge Drive, Withcott. On 9th September 2014, the Club changed its name to "Withcott Football Club Inc." to reflect the change of the sport's
name in Australia. In 2017, we are fielding teams in the Junior divisions from U6 to U15/16 and a Senior Div2 Men's team - the "Phat Cats". The
latest news for the Club can be found on Facebook - just search for "Withcott Football" and 'like' our page to stay in touch.
Then-named Queensland Roar FC was incorporated as a partnership. As one of eight teams in the inaugural Hyundai A-League season, the club played its
first ever match against the New Zealand Knights at Suncorp Stadium on 28 August, 2005, winning 2-0
ALDI MiniRoos is designed for kids of all abilities, aged 4 – 11 years, the nation-wide initiative uses short, game-based sessions to introduce the
sport of football to newcomers in an inclusive way. It focuses on learning new skills, being active, making life-long friends and, potentially,
unearthing the next generation of Socceroos or Matildas.
As a club, we continue to produce players who continue their football journey through selection in State teams, the National Training
Centre, opportunities overseas with NSR Scholarships, and trials with various professional clubs in the Hyundai A-League, Europe
and elsewhere. Of interest, in a 2015 Senior Mens fixture, there were 2 players in the squad for our opposition who came through
the South West Queensland football pathway.