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Oct 15, 2016   |  5:23AM AET

Brisbane Roar to face NPL Queensland’s finest in double header

Brisbane Roar to face NPL Queensland’s finest in double header

In conjunction with Football Queensland (FQ), Brisbane Roar can today confirm it has locked in two pre-season fixtures featuring the Roar’s A-League and Westfield W-League sides as part of FQ’s Kappa Festival of Football.

Redcliffe’s Dolphin Stadium will host a December 5 double header featuring the Roar’s A-League and Westfield W-League squads up against two NPL Queensland All-Stars squads.

The fixtures are set to be crucial parts of both squads’ pre-season preparations just three weeks out from the opening round of both the A-League and Westfield W-League campaigns.

“There’s exceptional talent in the NPL Queensland as can be seen from the ever-growing number of players who have earned places in A-League squads, here at Brisbane Roar and other clubs too,” Brisbane Roar A-League Head Coach Warren Moon said.

“This fixture against the NPL Queensland All-Star squad will be not only a great test for our players on the eve of the A-League season, but a tremendous opportunity for those selected in the All-Star squad to showcase their talents.”

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Brisbane Roar W-League Head Coach Jake Goodship added: “We know that there are exceptional female footballers in the NPL Queensland Women’s competition and what better challenge for our players than against some of the finest footballers in the State.

“It’s going to be a terrific showcase what Queensland football is about and we can’t wait.”

The festival begins with two action-packed evenings on November 27 & 28 as Perry Park hosts the NPL Queensland Men’s, Women’s and FQ Premier League Grand Finals, before concluding a fortnight later with a state-versus-state double header as Queensland’s best male and female footballers face New South Wales.

“Once again, Queensland leads the way on working together to create opportunities for football,” Brisbane Roar CEO David Pourre said.

“Brisbane Roar and Football Queensland have been working together over a range of initiatives and the Festival of Football is another example of our unified front to lead our sport forward in Queensland and in Australia.

“Our club is looking forward to the start of our pre-season campaign for the 2020/2021 season and this will be a great opportunity to play against some of the finest NPL Queensland players.

“This again is another win for our State and a win for football.”

FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci added: “The Kappa Festival of Football promises to deliver a great celebration of Queensland’s exceptional players, coaches and referees and an unforgettable three weeks for football fans.

“It has been a challenging year for football, but the Queensland football community has grown stronger and more united in 2020 and FQ is proud to celebrate our participants, our people and our game by developing this exciting football experience.”

Ticketing details for the December 5 double header will be confirmed and communicated in the near future.

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