13 May, 2024

Srhoj calls full time on top job

AFTER four years of supporting the growth and development of football across the Far North and Gulf region, Alex Srhoj has formally stepped down from the position of Football Queensland Manager – Far North & Gulf (Cairns).

Alex Srhoj has stepped down as Football Queensland Manager of the Far North and Gulf region.
Alex Srhoj has stepped down as Football Queensland Manager of the Far North and Gulf region.

Under his leadership and as an active member of the local football community for the past 20 years across multiple aspects, including his role at FQ, the Far North and Gulf region has witnessed a significant boost to its programs, competitions and engagement opportunities available for participants at all levels wanting to be involved with the game.  

During Alex's tenure, some of his achievements included relaunching the John Bomben Carnival in 2023, introducing an all-girls football competition, and facilitating a pre-season match between Sydney FC and a regional XI team in 2019. 

He also focused on off-field initiatives, increasing staffing, expanding school programs, and navigating the Future of Football 2020+ reforms. 

Under his leadership, regional clubs saw growth, with two joining the statewide assessment framework. 

Despite challenges like the Covid 19 pandemic, Alex ensured a swift recovery and continued program operations. 

His efforts saw infrastructure improvements, funding successes, and increased participation and attendance. 

Yet, he cherishes most the relationships fostered with club members, presidents, and coaches across the Far North and Gulf, aiming to provide opportunities for all in the region to enjoy the game. 

“I will be forever grateful for the support from the football family over the past four years whilst at the helm. The smiles on the kids’ faces and their enjoyment of the game made all the hard work worth it,” he said.  

FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said Alex would be missed by everyone in Football Queensland. 

“During his four years at Football Queensland in the role of Manager – Far North and  Gulf, and his many years of service to the game prior, Alex’s unwavering dedication to developing and advancing our beautiful game in the Far North and Gulf region was evident through his accomplishments both on and off the pitch,” he said. 

“His commitment and drive to further the growth of football will be greatly missed, however we understand and support Alex’s decision to focus on new opportunities to suit his growing family and look forward to seeing him remain involved in the game in a coaching capacity.”


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