2019 QCSA West Zone Dedication Service
QCSA West Zone held its 2019 dedication service on Monday, 22 April 2019 (Easter Monday) at the Tivoli Sporting Complex. With less than two weeks to go until the QCSA State Titles, it was a great opportunity for all teams to get together and focus on a couple of zone-wide activities.
Guest Speaker, Dylan Wenzel-Halls (Brisbane Roar FC)
This year, we were joined by Dylan Wenzel-Halls, Brisbane Roar FC (BRFC) Striker. This was definitely the highlight of the event for the players. Dylan shared about some of the challenges of professional football, including the disappointment in missing out on a contract with BRFC in 2017. The players got to hear about what it takes to be a professional footballer - the twice a day training sessions, and the focus required to perform 100% each day.
The dedication service included a Q&A session where players had the chance to ask Dylan questions. Players were presented their competition jerseys by Dylan and their team manager ahead of the QCSA State Titles competition, and had the chance to take photos with Dylan and Jenna Johnstone, BRFC Marketing Manager. BRFC actively supports all levels of community and competition football. For more information on its community focused Roar Active Program, visit https://roaractive.com.au/.
Dedication by Ben Zambra (Whitehill FC)
QCSA West Zone competes under the Queensland Christian Football Association (QCSA), a Christian-based association which aims to combine competitive football with Christian values and teaching. The dedication was given by Ben Zambra, Whitehill Football Club committee member and minister of Whitcott Church of Christ. Ben's message was on 'Focus'.
The Apostle Paul writes in the 2 Timothy 4:7, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." It followed many years of political and religious persecution during which Paul stayed true to what he saw was the end goal. Ben encouraged the players to focus to playing their games as best they could, despite the outcomes.
QCSA Representative Football Coordinator, Andrew Haddock
Andrew Haddock is responsible for the representative football portfolio of QCSA. This includes coordinating the QCSA State Titles, selecting players to represent Queensland in the annual CFFA National Titles, and creating opportunities for players to compete in associated represetative football competitions, such as the Scenic Rim Country Cup and the SCCSA Challenge Cup.
This year, QCSA West Zone had about 58 players nominate for selection for the Queensland team. Selections take place during the QCSA State Titles as this is the only event during the season that representative players from each of the SCCSA and QCSA zones compete against each other.
QCSA West Zone is focused on developing its involvement in representative competition. Over the next three years, its strategy will involve extending the representative football season to run through to October each year and include additional competitions, such as the Champions Youth Cup (sponsored by Gorilla Sports) and a Best of 3 Challenge with SCCSA representative football teams.
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Stephen Arulogun, Chairman.