While Brisbane Roar’s accomplishments on the field in the past season have been ones to savour, the club also has plenty of reasons to celebrate off the field.
Head Coach Ange Postecoglou guided his squad to the Hyundai A-League premiership and championship on the back of a 28 game unbeaten streak with the team wowing the country with their free-flowing, attacking style of football.
Some have even dubbed the side the greatest ever in Australian football history – however, the club-s developments off the field have been just as significant.
Over the course of the season, the Roar maintained a healthy presence in the Brisbane football community, engaging proactively with local clubs by attending over 250 community events, including 92 junior club sign-ons and presentation days.
The club took a big interest in football at grassroots level, with over 21,000 kids coached and entertained through the club-s RAP and school programs across 150 primary schools.
From a corporate perspective, Brisbane Roar also had a very strong response to their successful campaign, welcoming a large number of new corporate partners to the 17 home games across the season.
The club-s social media presence was given a massive boost, with over 12,000 Facebook fans added over the past year and followers on Twitter increasing by almost 100%.
Crowd numbers are also on the up – Brisbane Roar-s average home crowd was 11,200 (excluding the Grand Final), an increase of 30% from the previous season with room for growth when the club looks to defend their premiership and championship trophies next season.