AFL Queensland wishes to advise that the University Of Queensland Australian Football Club will not participate in the 2017 Queensland Australian Football League (QAFL) competition.
The club was notified of the decision this week and formally advised the playing group today.
University of Queensland has been offered, and accepted, the opportunity to compete in the newly established QFA Division 1 competition.
AFL Queensland Chief Executive Officer, Dean Warren, said the decision had been made in consultation with the club.
“Following discussions with University of Queensland and the assessment of their on and off field performance over the past three years, the determination was that the QFA Division 1 competition represented the ideal alignment for the Club,” Warren said.
“We have every confidence that the club’s new leadership group will continue to develop a high performance environment and culture that will ensure they are extremely competitive in what will be a very high standard QFA Division 1 competition.”
AFL Queensland has advised the club that should they choose in the future to apply for re-entry into the QAFL competition, such application would be given due consideration.
University of Queensland President, Ben Coombs, said they looked forward to working with AFL Queensland to continue to improve the club.
“We have made significant changes structurally at the club and want to ensure our momentum continues into 2017,” Coombs said.
“We are committed to being the home for smart footballers by striving towards high performance and providing an inclusive environment for all of our teams.”
AFL Queensland will announce the make-up of the new competitions tomorrow.