Queensland Touch Football (QTF) is excited to confirm the QLD Sports Performance Conference will be held connection with the the annual Festival of Touch, on the Gold Coast.

The QLD Sport Performance Conference will aim to challenge the current thinking of coaches, teachers and administrators in Queensland, in a way that will educate and develop innovative thinking.

Date: Tuesday 30th November, 2021
Location: Southport Yacht Club, 1 Macarthur Parade, Main Beach

Guest Speakers & Schedule - COMING SOON!


Arrival /Registration

8:00 am

Welcome & Introduction
8:45 am

Session 1: Athlete Development

Emma Armfield – QTF Head of Medical
Youth injuries. Prevention, management & long-term consequences

9:00 am


9:30 am

Peter Bell – Touch Football Australia Hall of Fame
Priority 10 – Athlete Skill Development Program

10:00 am

Q&A - Panel of Guest Speakers

10:30 am

Morning Tea

10:45 am

Session 2: Leadership

Swain Rovelli – Australian Women’s Open Head Coach
What drives success in the locker room

11:00 am

Phil Gyemore – Australian Men’s Open Head Coach
Skill Development – The long term approach

11:30 am

Q&A - Panel of Guest Speakers

12:00 pm


12:15 pm

Session 3: Coaching

Michael Baartz – QLD Mixed Open Head Coach
Is Mixed Open different to Men’s & Women’s

1:15 pm

Leasha Thouard - Women’s NRL Touch Premiership Bronco’s Head Coach
The Season Plan


1:45 pm

Chris Loth – Titan’s Men’s NRL Touch Premiership Head Coach
Trends of the Game – Video Breakdown

2:15 pm

Q&A - Panel of Guest Speakers

2:45 pm


3:00 pm

*Details regarding the Networking Function will be confirmed closer to the date as it is dependent on COVID-19 restrictions.

Further Information

The QLD Sport Performance Conference is open to all Touch and Sport enthusiasts.  

Registrations are CLOSED!

Affiliates and or individuals are required to complete the following registration link for all attendees.

If you are an Affiliate/School wishing to send more than 3 attendees, please contact the QTF Office (07) 3367 6250 for additional payment options, if required.

$140 (inc GST) per Attendee.

The QLD Sport Performance Conference is all inclusive and the above price includes attending the conference, Morning tea and Lunch and a networking function* which will be held on Monday prior to the Sports Performance Conference, Monday November 30.

*Details regarding the Networking Function will be confirmed closer to the date as it is dependent on COVID-19 restrictions.

The Mantra on View is providing a fantastic deal on accommodation for the QLD Affiliate Conference and the Sport Performance Conference.  For more information regarding booking your accommodation and costing click here: Mantra on View

Contact the QTF Development Team for more information.

Trade Show / Expo

With over 100 Touch Football Coaches and Sport Enthusiasts in one place, get your brand in front of the heart of Touch Football in Queensland.

If you are interested in attending, contact the Events Team for more information.