Brisbane Roar to turn purple in March for Epilepsy Queensland  

Brisbane Roar will turn purple this March in support of Epilepsy Queensland [EQ] and International Epilepsy Awareness day with Brisbane Roar players wearing a purple kit in their match against Western United at Kayo Stadium on Saturday 18 March.  

Epilepsy is the world’s most common neurological condition and in Queensland, 1 in 10 people are diagnosed per week.  

With the condition affecting several Brisbane Roar club members and many more in our Queensland football community, Brisbane Roar is proud to support Epilepsy Queensland’s annual campaign “Make March Purple” through various activities that promote awareness of the condition. 


A relationship that started in 2020, Brisbane Roar formed a partnership with EQ via club foundation member and EQ CEO Chris Dougherty to support the Make March Purple campaign.  Each year since, Brisbane Roar has supported EQ through various activities in March and at key EQ events throughout the year.  

“We are really proud to partner with Brisbane Roar and the Queensland football community to turn things around for the 30,000 Queenslanders living with epilepsy.  As the largest grassroots participation sport in the country, Football gives us the best opportunity to share our message and ensure that everyone living with epilepsy knows where to find help. 

We really do have an opportunity to change the world for people living with epilepsy, together,” EQ CEO Chris Dougherty said.

In 2023, Brisbane Roar will be supporting Make March Purple through attending schools and football clubs that are participating in the “Purple Muck Challenge”, supporting the drive and engaging with our communities.  

Brisbane Roar players Henry Hore, Carlo Armiento and Jordan Courtney-Perkins have all participated in the Purple Muck Challenge and have also challenged players from Western United. Stay tuned for the video!

In 2021, Tom Aldred, Jack Hingert and Macklin Freke participated in the challenge and the club hopes to see even more participation this year by encouraging awareness and information sharing in our community. 

Previously Jack Hingert also attended Epilepsy Queensland’s facility along with Macklin Freke and Scott Neville to learn a little bit more about what they do, and Jack also met a very special Roar fan living with Epilepsy.

For the first time in the Brisbane Roar’s history, the club will be wearing a special charity round kit, by wearing purple in its Round 21 Isuzu UTE A-League match against Western United.  

The Round 21 match will kick off at 4:00pm AEST at Kayo Stadium. Brisbane Roar is encouraging members and fans to wear purple to this match in support.  

Isuzu UTE A-League
Brisbane Roar v Western United
Kayo Stadium
KO: 4pm AEST

Brisbane Roar is encouraging members and fans to wear purple to this match in support.  To find out more about getting involved in the #makemarchpurple campaign visit the Epilepsy Queensland website.


  • Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders, with around 65 million people globally living with the condition.
  • Alarmingly, neurological disorders are the world’s leading cause of disability and the world’s second leading cause of death.
  • Epilepsy is a medical condition that affects the brain and causes seizures.
  • 1 in 25 Australians will receive an epilepsy diagnosis.
  • More than 30,000 Queenslanders live with an active diagnosis.
  • 3,000 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy in QLD this year.
  • On average 60 people per week in QLD are diagnosed with epilepsy.
  • The age groups which are most often diagnosed with epilepsy are those aged 5 years and under and 65 years and over.
  • However, ANYONE can develop epilepsy.
  • There is hope for 70% of people who will achieve seizure control with medication, however 30% need hope through more research and/or cure.


For over 50 years, Epilepsy Queensland has been delivering help and hope to people impacted by epilepsy. We support individuals to live well by providing education and support for people with epilepsy, their family, and carers. We create a Queensland that is aware of epilepsy and its impacts on daily life, a Queensland that is seizure smart, who can recognise the signs of a seizure, and who respond to seizures with appropriate first aid.