Brisbane Roar excited for further collaboration with Football Queensland

Brisbane Roar is delighted to announce further collaboration between Football Queensland and the club moving forward for the benefit of nurturing and developing young talent in the state.

Following Australia’s success at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, with a Matildas squad that contained 40% Queensland-grown talent, Football Queensland and Brisbane Roar recognise their role in nurturing and developing talent for the benefit of the nation, from the QLD grassroots through to the professional level through clear and distinct pathways that ensure we see as many Queenslanders as possible playing in our national teams.

Queensland Matildas to have come through from FQ Academy QAS to Brisbane Roar include the following players: Katrina Gorry, Tameka Yallop, Clare Polkinghorne, Hayley Raso, Mackenzie Arnold, Aivi Luik, Cortnee Vine.

Matildas Assistant Coach Melissa Andreatta is also a Queenslander, former FQ Academy QAS and former Brisbane Roar Head Coach.

Together with Football Queensland, Brisbane Roar will be working on ensuring the pathway to the Isuzu UTE A-League Men and Liberty A-League Women has a clear production line of talent filtering through to the professional game and later, the Socceroos and Matildas to ensure there’s larger Queensland representation in our National teams.

With the Matildas squad sitting at 40% Queensland representation, Brisbane Roar and Football Queensland are focused on ensuring the Socceroos have an equal amount of Queensland-grown representation.

Infrastructure is also a key strategic item moving forward for both parties recognising the need for building better infrastructure for the growth of the game across the state.

“In strengthening our alliance with Football Queensland, Brisbane Roar reaffirms its dedication to the growth of football across Queensland. We are committed to nurturing local talent and deepening the connection with our dedicated fan base. This renewed partnership symbolises a unified vision and a shared passion for growing the world game in Queensland,” said Kaz Patafta, CEO of Brisbane Roar.

Football Queensland CEO Robert Cavallucci said he was forging a strong working relationship with the Brisbane Roar team to further develop the game and convert Queensland’s largest participation base into Roar fans.

 “The Brisbane Roar is an important part of the football landscape in Queensland and this collaboration, with a fresh leadership approach, paves the way for new opportunities and innovative ways of working to reach our strategic vision of Football in Queensland United,” said Cavallucci.