Brisbane Roar adds three on eve of Liberty A-League season  

On the eve of the highly anticipated 2022/23 Liberty A-League, Brisbane Roar has bolstered its squad with the signings of Teagan Thompson, Zara Kruger and Tamar Levin.  

Thompson and Kruger join the club from Lions FC in the Queensland National Premier League, while Levin joins the club from the QAS NTC squad.  

Thompson joins the club on an eight-week injury replacement contract for Talitha Kramer who unfortunately suffered a knee injury on the eve of the season. 

Her temporary replacement, the 25-year-old Thompson has been a key figure at Lions FC in the NPL competition having played as a left back and left wing. Thompson has played previously at Capalaba Bulldogs and has represented Queensland in the NPL Select Side.  
Head Coach Garrath McPherson wishes Talitha Kramer well in her recovery and hopes to see her back fit in training as soon as possible. 
“Talitha has very unfortunately picked up quite an unusual knee injury, where she has had a piece of floating bone behind her kneecap that was causing her quite a degree of discomfort,” McPherson said. 

“She’s had keyhole surgery recently to remove that bone and she is now on the mend. 
“We’re fortunate enough to be bringing in Teagan to play in that role at left back. Teagan brings explosive pace; she gets forward in attack and is versatile between defensive and attacking duties down that left hand side.” 

Meanwhile, Kruger, who is an exciting Queensland prospect, has signed on a scholarship contract on loan with the Roar until the end of the season.  
The midfielder at just 16 years of age has recently attended two young Matildas camps and is a regular starter for Lions FC in the NPL.
“Zara has had a really good pre-season, she’s a promising talent and we’re really looking forward to seeing what she can produce for Brisbane Roar this Liberty A-League season”, McPherson said.  

Another exciting prospect is 17-year-old Tamar Levin, who joins the Roar from the QAS NTC squad on a scholarship contract until the end of the season.

The versatile attacker finished the 2022 NPL QLD season as top goal scorer for the NTC. 

“Tamar is showing great promise. She’s come on trial with us and has had a really strong pre-season, showing she can thrive in a professional environment with A-League players”, McPherson said.  
“She’s an exceptional dribbler, versatile between full back and winger and we’re excited to see what she can do in the Liberty A-League this season”.  

Brisbane Roar’s Liberty A-League squad will kick off their 2022/23 season against Newcastle Jets at Perry Park on Saturday 19 November at 2pm. 


Eash Norrie (Lions FC)    

Hollie Palmer (Capalaba FC)   

Shea Connors (APIA Leichhardt)   

Larissa Crummer (Capalaba FC)   

Sharn Freier (Moreton Bay United)   

Mariel Hecher (Lions FC)   

Holly McQueen (Future Matildas Program)  

Katrina Gorry (Vittsjo GK)   

Georgia Beaumont (Moreton Bay United)   

Talitha Kramer (Capalaba FC)   

Isabella Shuttleworth (Moreton Bay United)   

Jamilla Rankin (Blacktown Spartans)   

Annie Haffenden (Free Agent)  

Kijah Stephenson (Brisbane City)  

Mia Bailey (QAS)  

Margot Robbine (Free Agent)  

Hensley Hancuff (Gotham FC – Loan)  

Jessie Rasschaert (Free Agent) 

Kajsa Lind (Vittsjo GIK)

Aleeah Davern (QAS)

Tamar Levin (QAS)

Zara Kruger (Lions FC – Loan)

Teagan Thompson (Lions FC – Injury Replacement)