Brisbane Roar attended an official ribbon cutting event with key stakeholders on Saturday 20th January 2024, for the milestone celebration of the development of the City of Moreton Bay Football Centre of Excellence and Moreton City Excelsior Football Precinct to date.
Brisbane Roar Chairman & CEO Kaz Patafta, COO Zac Anderson, and representatives from the Liberty A-League Women and Isuzu UTE A-League Men & NPL teams, were all in attendance.
Mayor Peter Flannery and Councillor Cath Tonks were present to mark the importance of the occasion and celebrate the development of the facility and the partnership with Brisbane Roar.
The facility will be available to the whole club including A-League Women, Men, NPL and U23s sides. Brisbane Roar plans to move their NPL/U23s squads to the facility in the coming months. The A-League Men will remain at Meakin Park as the A-League Women to continue at Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre (QSAC) for the remainder of their respective seasons.
Brisbane Roar’s new Brendale facility has been constructed to include facilities that bring the whole club together including academy players who will be training at the same facility providing inspiration and a clear pathway to the professional game.
Other features of the facility include a main changeroom with amenities, gym room, recovery room, physiotherapy room, first aid room, boot room, laundry, media/video room, coach’s offices, kitchen & lounge area, external bathroom amenities, private boom gate parking, and 2.5 fields for training.
“Brisbane Roar are thrilled to extend our collaboration with the City of Moreton Bay Council, marking a significant milestone with the development of a world-class football high-performance facility on Saturday. The club eagerly anticipates unifying our team and offering our players access to a premier, top-class training environment later this year,” stated Brisbane Roar Chairman & CEO Kaz Patafta.
“It’s great to see the Women’s Football Centre of Excellence being completed after a long journey. Although the fields aren’t quite ready for use, the Roar have begun fitting out the facility with their equipment in preparation for the 2024-25 season,” Mayor Peter Flannery said.
“This will be one of the leading dedicated women’s sporting facilities in the country once the fields are completed over the coming months.”
The first steps on the grass are planned for July 2024.