Community Update: Roar Active Program  

With the second school term well underway, the Roar Active Program (RAP) has kicked off its schools’ programs and activations across 11 schools this term. 

With 900 kids engaged in the Roar Active Program across all schools in Term 2, the RAP team is looking to add even more schools and kids participating to its schedule for Term 3 and beyond.  

The RAP is activated not only at schools but at local clubs, and community events that are aligned with sport and keeping kids active including holiday clinics. The RAP covers the fundamentals of football, encouraging gross motor skill development, social skill development, and healthy eating.  

Community Manager, David Minnis is pleased with how the program is tracking after rebuilding the program and running sessions and activations at over 10 schools in the first term. 

The Roar Active Program also ran Holiday Clinics during the school holidays at Cannon Hill Community Centre in January, Citipointe Christian College and Aspley State High School. The program also attended community events at the end of 2022 including Zest for Life Mental Health and the Donald Swim Club.  

“Some haven’t even played before or probably don’t know too much about the sport so to get them engaged at such a young age is important. For all our newcomers to the game, our aim is to encourage and also inspire them to sign up to their local club, and of course attend Brisbane Roar games.” Minnis said.  

With the move back to Brisbane, the club has a strategic community engagement plan to engage the Brisbane community and in particular children and families. The RAP is also focused on growing female participation, encouraging women and girls to follow the A-League Women’s team and the Matildas in the upcoming World Cup.  

“I always find the younger age groups a lot more fun, we’re really trying to engage them while they’re young and finding that love of football,” Minnis said.  

If you’re interested in having the Roar Active Program at your school, club or community event, you can reach out to us via our website HERE.  

See below a summary of Brisbane Roar’s community engagement in A-leagues season 2022/23: 

TERM 1: 
Prince of Peace Lutheran College 
Mayfield State School 
St Agatha’s Catholic Primary School 
Kenmore State School 
New Farm State School 
Ithaca Creek State School 
Somerville House Girl’s School 
St Aidan’s Anglican Girl’s School 
St Joseph’s Gregory Terrace 
Albany Creek State High School 
TERM 2: 
Mackenzie State School 
New Farm State School 
St Mary MacKillop Birkdale 
Citipointe Christian College 
Moorooka State School 
St Agnes Catholic Primary School 
Hercules Road State School 
Patrick’s Road State School 
Aspley State High School 
St Mary of the Cross Primary School 
Queen of the Apostles Catholic Primary School 
Albany Creek State High School 

Moreton Bay Kid’s Festival 
GPS Matchdays 
Zest for Life 5-a-side tournament  
Brisbane Roar Youth v Congo FC 
Ipswich Knights Sportsman’s Lunch 
Legacy Backyard Assist 
Multicultural Australia Luminos Lantern Parade  
The Sporting Globe Hyperdome Opening Night