Roar announce Bentley Park College as new Skills Training Centre base in Far North Queensland

Bentley Park College

Brisbane Roar FC is pleased to announce Bentley Park College in Cairns as the base for the club’s new Skills Training Centre (STC) in Far North Queensland.

The partnership expands the Roar’s reach and capacity to deliver opportunities for kids aged 8-12 and unlocks Bentley Park College’s vision to become a holistic hub for football.

In addition to delivering the STC program, BRFC Academy coaches will work closely with staff from the school, which will utilise field space at local club Southside Comets.

Roar CEO David Pourre travelled to Cairns for the announcement and will be a special guest at the school’s presentation evening on Wednesday.

“We are delighted to welcome Bentley Park College and its staff and students into our Brisbane Roar family,” Mr Pourre said.

“This club is proud to represent the whole state and we love nothing more than seeing young Queenslanders fall in love with the game and develop as footballers in our backyard.

“In partnering with a great school in Bentley Park College, we are ensuring that kids in Cairns and the Far North region have access to our coaching philosophy and methodology, and the opportunity to be identified by Brisbane Roar as a possible future A-League Men’s or Women’s player.”

College Principal, Mr Bruce Houghton, said: “The new partnership between Brisbane Roar FC and Bentley Park College will deliver a nationally-recognised football skills development program to students in Far North Queensland.

“For Bentley Park College to be in partnership with such a successful A-Leagues club such as Brisbane Roar is a great honour. We look forward to growing our relationship with the club and the game in our region.

“One of the great things about the relationship between Brisbane Roar and Bentley Park College is the ability to access the BRFC technical department and Academy coaches.

“They will work with us to provide guidance, with the goal to become an accredited BRFC High Performance Football School.”