Local fans see lion-share of Brisbane

Brisbane Roar mascot Roary’s reputation as a football VIP continues to grow as the fun-loving lion headlined the club’s latest round of community appearances.

Brisbane Roar mascot Roary-s reputation as a football VIP continues to grow as the fun-loving lion headlined the club-s latest round of community appearances.

Sacrificing his jungle lifestyle for the weekend, the football fanatic was up to his usual antics as the Roar continued to engage the local football family.

A surprise guest at St Joseph-s Catholic Primary School in Bardon, Roary helped the school staff conduct a special World Cup draw for the students.

With the start of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa less than a week away, the school-s 16 classes received two teams each to barrack to World Cup glory.

A day later and Roary was joined by Brisbane players Kosta Barbarouses and Mitch Nichols at AC Carina Football Club-s ‘Super Soccer- event.

Barbarouses and Nichols chatted with fans and signed autographs, before helping the host club draw a lucky raffle winner.

The Roar also donated a signed ball to help raise money for the East-Brisbane club.

And Roary-s weekend was complete when he attended Westside Football Club-s under-8 and under-9 carnival.

Roary walked around the grounds and cheered on the action as teams from all over Brisbane battled for victory.

Meanwhile, Brisbane players Luke DeVere and Andrew Redmayne were guests St Joseph-s College-s annual football dinner on Friday June 4.

The players were interviewed about their football career while DeVere also spoke of his time playing for St Joseph-s College-s rival Brisbane Grammar.

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