Far North Queensland FC

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Far North Queensland
Far North Queensland FC.jpg
Full name Far North Queensland Football Club
Nickname(s) Heat
Founded 2012
Ground Barlow Park
Ground Capacity 18,000 (1,700 seated)
Coach Martin Docherty
League NPL Queensland
2014 2nd
Website Club home page

Far North Queensland Football Club, commonly known as FNQ FC Heat, is an Australian semi-professional soccer club based in the regional city of Cairns, in the far north of Queensland. Founded in 2012, the club currently competes in the National Premier Leagues Queensland, with matches played from Barlow Park.

History[edit]

The clubs origins are borne out of the Far North Queensland Centre of Excellence Program, an elite based program for talented FNQ Junior players U12-U18 male and female, It started late 2007 for the beginning of the 2008 season and was ran by then FNQ Football Development Manager Chris Collins. These players were to feed into the Far North Queensland Bulls FC which was formed in 2009 and based at Borzi Park in Mareeba and played in the defunct QSL. A Number of former Centre of Excellence players have since moved onto the QAS (Queensland Academy of sport) and the AIS/FFA National centre of excellence, with two boys also captaining the Australian Joeys (U17's) in 2014.

In the 2010 QSL season, the club finished a very creditable 3rd in the league, behind competition heavyweights, the Sunny coast and Brisbane Strikers, but were knocked out in the first semi final by arch rivals the Townsville based NQ Razorbacks.

The Bulls were one of two feeder teams for now defunct A-League side North Queensland Fury along with North Queensland Razorbacks. They were considered to be fierce rivals, being the only two teams playing in the North Queensland area in a semi-professional competition.

In 2012 the FFA introduced and formed the National Premiers Leagues throughout Australia as a second tier level to under pin the 'A' league and applications were invited to nominate for the new competition.

A new club named FNQ FC Ltd (FNQ Heat) was formed and established in 2012, and competed in the 2013 National Premier Leagues Queensland. They finished 10th out of 12 teams using a squad of young players from Far North Queensland the majority of which were products if the C.O.E development program bolstered by five senior players from the defunct FNQ Bulls giving the squad an average age of under 21.

2015 Senior Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Nicholas Mooney
2 Australia DF Cameron Morrison
3 Japan DF Shimon Watanabe
4 Australia DF Tamas Maffey-Stumpe (Captain)
5 Australia DF Josh Jennison
6 England MF Jamie Gosling
7 Australia MF Charlie Beverley
8 United States MF Alex Smith
9 Australia FW Mqondisi Nkiwane
10 Australia FW Crios O'Hare
No. Position Player
11 Australia FW David D'Lucchio
12 Australia MF Cameron Nucifora
13 Australia FW Shaun Owens
14 New Zealand DF James Price
15 Australia DF Matthew Filip
16 Australia MF Ethan Docherty
17 Australia FW Jamie Carroll
18 Australia FW Joshua Pin
19 Cook Islands MF Thane Beal
20 Australia GK Kevin Ward

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