Football Federation Australia CEO Ben Buckley was excited about the latest addition to Australian football.
"Our strategy is to invest in the growth of the sport, and expansion of the Hyundai A-League into North Queensland is right for football.
"We know that there are many people who are looking forward to the Hyundai A-League being part of the North Queensland sporting landscape.
"From Gladstone to the Cape, and from Rocky to Boulia and Mt Isa, the North Queensland Fury is a team for all proud locals.
"North Queensland has a fine record of producing outstanding home grown players, and having a local Hyundai A-League team will be another impetus to encourage more talented young footballers," Buckley said.