Strength in Numbers



A week after Football Queensland (FQ) released the 2022 Junior League Structures our TD, Graham Harvey has had time to analyse the result of our audit, which included a rigorous 81-point assessment process.


With remarkably improved scores across multiple areas Redlands Utd is starting to reap the rewards of the implementation of The Redlands Way prospectus. One Vision – One Club – The Redlands Way.

This success can be measured by the strength in numbers of the advanced junior ranks within our Club.


Sitting toward the top of NPL Development League with an assessment score in the top half of the 55-75% marker (as audited by FQ), our juniors are sitting on the brink of breaking into the Academy division setting us up for an exciting season ahead. This is further cemented by a midrange improvement (1-20%) across the set parameters as adjudged by the assessment team at FQ.


Our junior retention levels have increased considerably on previous score of 64% and for the 2021 audit we can proudly announce that this percentage is currently sitting at just over 84%!


This success has been the result of dedicated and committed Coaches who are independent of each team allowing them to focus on just one group of athletes. A luxury not afforded to all teams across the junior competitions.


Further, in 2022 all Redlands junior NPL teams (U13 – U16) will have either A or B licensed Coaches!

Our talent ID pool success can be measured by the fact that a number of the top echelon of Clubs rely on our coaching methodologies to offer our top performing athletes a chance to play in the Academy space alongside other advanced clubs and teams. As of 8th November, 8 of our 2021 players have secured spots in these advanced clubs and we wish them all the very best as they begin their personal journey to achieving their dreams.


With our overall audit score jumping form 58 – 68% in the junior NPL ranks it is not hard to see why Redland’s juniors are on the top of any scouting processes. Ends.