Club Statement: Competition Structure 2020

Dear Noosa Tigers AFC stakeholders,

The club committee are writing to inform you of the club’s decision regarding the competition structure moving forward into 2020.

After a thorough process and constant discussion over a number of weeks, our recommendation is that we continue to compete in QFA Division 1 in 2020. Whilst, our long term goal (listed in our strategic plan) is to compete in the QAFL by 2022, we recommend that the current opportunity is not the right fit for our football club. Our plan is to apply for a provisional license to join the QAFL in 2021.Our reasons behind this recommendation are listed below:
 

  • The club needs to establish and build a sustainable colts program. Currently, we have no Colts team competing in AFL Queensland competitions.  
  • The club needs to establish a viable and prepared plan for operation in the QAFL in 2021. This will provide the club with the best opportunity for long term success.
  • With the NEAFL very much undecided on its current structure for 2020, the club committee feel it is in the best interests of the football club to remain in QFA Division 1 in 2020 and prepare accordingly for 2021. We expect there will be more changes to the NEAFL competition in the current weeks which could affect the QAFL competition substantially.

The club committee appreciates the time, thoughts and advice provided by many stakeholders of the football club over the past weeks and months. The club committee would like to make it clear it did not make this decision lightly and believe we are acting in the best interests of the football club.  

If anyone has any further questions on the structure of AFL Queensland competitions in 2020, please do not hesitate to contact:

President

Julian Pitts

0409 554 429

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