Local politicians back Redlands United for 2018
Published: July 28, 2017
Redlands United is excited to have the support from local politicians for the PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland in 2018.
In May, Football Queensland announced Redlands United would be a part of the new PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland.
Mark Robinson MP for Cleveland said the announcement was a great achievement for the club.
“I am sure being accepted into the competition is a wonderful morale boost, not only for the players but also their coaches and supporters,” Mr Robinson said.
“This demonstrates the high quality of players and training provided by the Club,” he said.
Redlands City Mayor, Karen Williams said that the news is not only exciting for the club but the entire city.
“I remember the excitement last year when Redlands United beat then Hyundai A-League champions Adelaide United in the Westfield FFA Cup, a match Council was proud to be gold sponsors of,” Williams said.
“I am sure there will be plenty of support for them in next year’s competition,” she said.
The announcement came with the introduction of the relegation and promotion system, which could put an emphasis on winning for the U18’s, U20’s and senior teams.
The club want to have the best possible chance of staying in the PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland for the next five years and will be putting plans in place to ensure on field successes match their off field.
At this stage, the club is looking to make renovations to the clubhouse, dressing rooms and grandstands.
More details will be released in the coming weeks to let the public know what will be happening.
The announcement of the new license was a huge boost for the club as they prepare to celebrate their 100th year in 2018.
They are set to become one of the oldest clubs in Queensland.
“The fact that the Club has gone from strength to strength over the last 100 years is a testament to the enduring commitment of those who have supported, played and worked for the Club for many years,” Robinson said.
“Redlands United can be justifiably proud of its magnificent history and the part that it has played in the lives of so many Redland residents,” he said.
Mayor Williams said the club has been a key component in supporting the local community.
“Redlands United has been a nursery for local soccer talent for generations,” Mayor Williams said.
“I’d ask our community to reciprocate that support by getting behind them when they take the field in 2018,” she said.