In 2018, Football Queensland introduced a new second-tier competition beneath the National Premier League (NPL) Queensland competition, the QPL (Queensland Premier League) which played in seasons 2018 and 2019. The results of the senior teams determined the relegation and promotion of all teams within a club. Holland Park Hawks FC formed part of the FQPL competition in the 2018 and 2019 seasons for both seniors and juniors.
In August 2019, Football Queensland announced that junior teams are to be de-coupled from the senior teams from 2020 to allow for junior teams to be rewarded based on their own results rather than that of the senior team. This de-coupling is ultimately aimed at strengthening the development of youth players and playing ‘best vs best’ and ‘like vs like’.
2020 Junior NPL
The Junior Competition in 2020 will now fall under the National Premier League banner and all HP Hawks FC 2020 playing jerseys will include the NPL logo. Refer to the Football Queensland announcement:
2020 Senior FQPL
The Senior’s competition (U18s/U20s/First Team) is will be retained as “FQPL” (Queensland Premier League) in 2020. All HP Hawks FC 2020 playing jerseys will include the FQPL logo. The season is expected to commence in mid-late February 2020 tbc. Refer to the Football Queensland announcement:
Selection for teams in the National Premier League follow a specific process which can be found in Section 4 of the Club Handbook ‘Competition Team Selection Process’.
Selection is based on strict criteria. Letters of Offer are issued in late September to current players and Expressions of Interest are sought from external players in August-early October. Invitations to trial will be offered to successful EOI players only.
Holland Park Hawks FC does not hold open trials for NPL or FQPL selection.