True of any aspirational Football Club, Our Mens premier team is supported by their hard working Reserves, proudly Sponsored by Dominator Garage doors and Bella Casa Tiling.
With the formation of the Central Otago Football League 2008, QAFC has been represented in every season since, largely as the learning pathway of our more talented youth players.
The combination of young and old players has it’s challenges, however the handing down of knowledge within such a group is the constant.
The advent of the FS Youth Development league, this year has seen a shift to a more mature group generally, and more reserve players creating opportunities for themselves at first team level, via excellent training ethic, and consistent performances.
The reserves train with the Premier team, under the guidance of Head Coach Jamie Whitmarsh, and Assistant Coach Hendo, and Managed by the most experienced football man in town Phil Ingham.
A focus to provide our youth with a stepping stone between Junior and Premier football, and often run in conjunction with WHS 1st XI functions help us to maximise the football playing opportunities.
Of course the benefit of our more transient players, with often high level backgrounds allow an excellent learning opportunity for players and coaches alike, and creates a relatively low pressure environment to learn and explore the game without fear of outcomes.