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Jan 31, 2022   |  12:28PM AET

Introducing the Brisbane Roar Professional Player Pathway

Introducing the Brisbane Roar Professional Player Pathway

Ever wondered how the Brisbane Roar Academy Professional Player Pathway works?

Through its Queensland-first strategy, the Brisbane Roar works with stakeholders at various levels of the Football pyramid to find and develop local football talent from as early as 8 years old.

In 2022 the Brisbane Roar Academy has sought to broaden its pathways through the introduction of Schools to our Skills Training Centre Program. There are now more pathways than ever before to become a professional footballer in Queensland.

Kids aged 8-12 that are not currently in a professional pathway or are keen on extra training, are encouraged to join the Brisbane Roar’s Skills Training Centre’s, and learn to play, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘽𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙗𝙖𝙣𝙚 𝙍𝙤𝙖𝙧 𝙬𝙖𝙮.

Skills Training Centres: Find & Register for a Hub near you

The school-based Skills Training Centres will provide players with an opportunity to further develop their skills under accredited BRFC Academy coaches, who will follow the Brisbane Roar curriculum for developing complete footballers.

STC sessions will expose players to the following:
• The Brisbane Roar brand & style of play inclusive of;
• The Four Core Skills: First Touch (receiving the ball), Striking the ball (short and long passing, shooting), 1v1 (with and without the ball), Running with the ball
• Game awareness: principles of attack & defence
• Decision-making and tactical awareness

Brisbane Roar CEO David Pourre said: “Brisbane Roar recognises the important status it holds as the only professional A-Leagues club in Queensland and it makes us extremely proud to provide more opportunities to young footballers in this wonderful state of ours.

“We also recognise the valuable role our schools play in fostering an early love for football and contributing to the player pathway, and we’re looking forward to broadening the opportunities for kids aged 8-12 across the state from coast to cape.”

The schools currently confirmed as STC sites in 2022 are as follows:
• Albany Creek State High School
• Aspley State High School
• Bentley Park College
• Chancellor State College
• Harristown State High School
• Helensvale State High School
• Ipswich Grammar School
• Kawana Waters State College
• Kelvin Grove State College
• Livingstone Christian College
• Marsden State High School
• Maryborough State High School
• Moreton Bay Boys College
• Moreton Bay Girls College
• Palm Beach Currumbin State High School
• Pimpama State Secondary College
• Southport State High School
• Townsville Grammar School – Annadale Campus
• Townsville Grammar School – North Shore Campus

The seven existing STC sites for 2022 are as follows:
• Brisbane North (Pine Hills)
• Byron Bay
• Cairns (Walker Road Sporting Precinct)
• Fraser Coast
• Ipswich South
• Logan (Mappas Park)
• Port Macquarie

Brisbane Roar’s initial six-week Skills Training Centre programs kick off in Term 1 from February 13.

Registrations are open now. CLICK HERE for details.

Image: The Brisbane Roar Professional Player Pathway, with Aspley SHS as the example “BRFC Affiliated School”.