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ABOUT QFFA
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The objective of QFFA is “connecting the community” through football. The formation of the Fiji Queensland Soccer Sports & Social Association (now commonly known as QFFA) marked the coming together of all district teams of ex- Fiji residents in Brisbane in 2002.

The need for a united body with equal input from individual districts had been the desire of every district team, which were also being established around 2002. All the known clubs involved in Fiji soccer were contacted to get together to discuss the formation of QFFA. This meeting was the genesis of QFFA. These forward looking individuals who were instrumental in establishing the QFFA knew that for such a body to be sustainable for the long term it had to be incorporated to accommodate the structure upon which the future of the QFFA could be enhanced as an incorporated body does not belong to any individual but has a common vision shared by affiliated members and the executives.
With the above backdrop the QFFA was incorporated in 2002 with Mr Umesh Chandra as the president and Mr Sadhu Prasad and Dr B K Naidu as patrons. Eight affiliated districts comprising of Ba, Lautoka, Nadi, Nadroga, Suva, Nasinu, Rewa and Labasa were the founding members of QFFA. The above executives and two delegates from each affiliated districts collectively formed the inaugural management committee of the QFFA.

Today the QFFA has seven affiliated clubs in Brisbane being Ba, Lautoka, Nadi, Nadroga, Suva, Vatukola and Labasa, six veteran teams from the above affiliated districts and a number of junior teams. QFFA has matured as on organisation over the years to now host four tournaments annually (QCup, QBoG, QFACT and QIDC). This maturity has been demonstrated in 2012 where the QFFA undertook a major reform agenda with the adoption of a five-year strategic plan and the hosting of the first ever international Girmit tournament in 2013 with Fiji Suva, New Zealand Tavua and three interstate teams.

The QFFA regularly reviews other opportunities, activities and events as part of its scheduled annual tournaments to engage the wider Brisbane community to fulfil its core objective of “connecting the community”. The focus of the years ahead is no doubt in our juniors and youth who will pave the way for the QFFA in the years to come. The current QFFA executives and affiliated members salute the vision of the founding executives and other strong supporters for their hard work in making QFFA the success it enjoys today.
 
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