Brisbane Roar Academy player Diesel Herrington signs for Danish Superliga club, AGF

Brisbane Roar is pleased to confirm an agreed transfer of Academy product and NPL player Diesel Herrington to Danish Superliga club Aarhus Gymnastikforening (AGF) for an undisclosed figure.

Herrington has been a player in the Brisbane Roar Academy for five years having come through the ranks starting out in the U14’s in 2017. Herrington played at Brisbane City Football club prior to joining the Academy.

A-League Men’s Head Coach Warren Moon is pleased for the 18-year-old to be taking up an opportunity overseas that will see him develop his game to become a more complete footballer.

Diesel Herrington (middle) with NPL team mates Corban Burrowes (right) and Thomas Waddingham (left).

“Diesel is a very accomplished young centre-back, physically very strong and has plenty of qualities to make it in the professional game,” Moon said.

“Diesel is one of the first players to come through the Academy system from U14’s to NPL and be signed by an overseas club.”

“As a club we’re proud not only of Diesel but we’re proud to again be achieving one of the key missions of the Academy and of this football club.”

“What this signing further demonstrates is that while our Academy is only five years old, we’re starting to see the fruits of our labour with players graduating to the first team, to opportunities overseas and getting picked for junior national teams.”

Diesel Herrington in AGF training, Denmark.

NPL Head Coach Chris Grossman is very pleased to see Herrington take up this opportunity with AGF.

“Diesel has developed extremely well over the past 18 months,” Grossman said. “He’s a player with the right attributes to make it as a professional footballer. He’s tall, he’s quick across the ground and he can defend.”

“He’s still got things to work on, but in that environment [in Denmark] it’ll take his game to the next level and I look forward to seeing his development.”

Credit: AGF