Brisbane Roar’s budding future stars delivered a window into their ongoing development last week with BRFC Academy teams producing strong showings against their TSP counterparts at Perry Park.
The club’s U13, U14, U15, U16 teams all produced impressive performances and victories in what was this season’s second series of matches involving the BRFC Academy and TSP metro sides, which are organised by Football Queensland under the FQ Academy umbrella.
BRFC Academy Technical Director David Abela was pleased with the consistency of approach and performance he observed.
“We’re pleased that our teams are following our team model principles throughout the Academy,” Abela said.
“When you look at each team, you can see they are all Brisbane Roar. They’re all following the Roar way, our team model. We assess that every time we play the TSP but also on a weekly basis.”
Abela, who joined the club last April, works closely with Isuzu UTE A-League Head Coach Warren Moon and NPL Head Coach Chris Grossmann to monitor emerging players and ensure a connected pathway through to the first team.
The Academy’s overarching objective is to identify, develop and progress players into the Roar’s senior sides and beyond, with initiatives including the state-wide Skills Training Centres and many talent pathway clinics and camps that enrich the development opportunities for young players in Queensland.
“We welcome any and all development opportunities and the chance for us as the state’s single A-Leagues club to identify emerging players,” Abela said.
“Brisbane Roar and the BRFC Academy has always sought to work closely with FQ within the TSP environment and we’re looking forward to seeing further progression from our players and teams throughout the NPL season and at the TSP carnival in April.”
Next month’s matches will be played on April 8, the final day of the TSP carnival, with the Roar taking on representative ‘select’ sides.