New Zealand international joins BRFC keeper union


Brisbane Roar has bolstered its goalkeeper stocks ahead of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season, signing New Zealand international Max Crocombe.

The 25-year-old stopper has signed on at the Club for the upcoming campaign from recently-promoted English League Two outfit Salford City.

“I’m buzzing. As soon as the opportunity came up, it was something I wanted to be a part of,” Crocombe said.

“I’m looking to make the next step in my career and take on a new challenge. I’ve had my eye on the Hyundai A-League for a few years, and this opportunity felt like it was the right move. 

“I know a lot of players in the league so I keep in touch with how it’s going. It’s a good standard of football, a fresh challenge for me and I can’t wait to get started and test myself.”


The New Zealand international signed his first professional contract as an 18-year-old & has plied his trade at various clubs in England including Oxford United, Barnet, Carlisle United & Salford City.

After featuring in the national team set-up at U20 & U23 levels, including two appearances at the 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup, he made his full international in a friendly against Canada in March 2018.

Crocombe  joins the BRFC keeper union alongside two-time Gary Wilkins Medalist Jamie Young.


Goalkeepers: 1.Max CROCOMBE, 21.Jamie YOUNG

Defenders: 2.Scott NEVILLE, 4.Daniel BOWLES, 5.Tom ALDRED, 6.Macaulay GILLESPHEY, 15.Aaron REARDON, 19.Jack HINGERT, 22.Jake MCGING, 24.Connor O’TOOLE, 28.Izaack POWELL

Midfielders: 8.Jacob PEPPER, 10.Brad INMAN, 12.Aiden O’NEILL, 13.Stefan MAUK, 14.George MELLS, 26.Jay O’SHEA

Attackers: 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 20.Aaron AMADI-HOLLOWAY, 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS