Roar continue community focus

Brisbane Roar players haven’t forgotten their community focus despite the start of the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season only days away.

Brisbane Roar players haven-t forgotten their community focus despite the start of the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season only days away.

With excitement building for the season opener against Gold Coast United, the club has continued to build its strong rapport with the local football family.

Matt Mundy, Luke Brattan and Brisbane Deputy Chairman Gary Wilkins were invited to Metropolitan West School Sport Board-s jersey presentation and 2010 State Championships official dinner.

On hand at the Ipswich Knights- playing fields, Mundy and Brattan presented the jerseys for both the boys and girls squad.

Helping to raise awareness for the Cancer Council, this year-s girls jersey will feature a full pink strip while the boy-s traditional green and gold combination will be emblazoned with the Cancer Council-s pink heart motif.

A Queensland football legend, Gary Wilkins was a special guest at the State Championships dinner at the Brothers Leagues Club in Ipswich.

Met West Regional Sports Officer Brendan Smith said the club-s assistance with both events had been nothing short of fantastic.

“I made a comment to some of the parents about the great effort the Roar had made to help out with the events,” Smith said.

“(Community and Events Co-ordinator) Sam Escobar rustled up a signed jersey for us and we auctioned that off for $1300 with the donation going to the Cancer Council.”

Meanwhile, Brisbane Roar Westfield W-League player Brooke Spence and club mascot Roary have attended the ‘Shinpads and Hijabs- launch at the Islamic College of Brisbane.

A program hoping to empower ‘Muslim women to coach and deliver their own football games-, ‘Shinpads and Hijabs- is another example of Brisbane Roar-s ongoing commitment to enrich the region-s cultural diversity.

Spence spoke about her experiences in football, including her time with the Matildas, and the positive roles women have in the sport.

Brisbane fans can next catch up with their heroes at the Bill Turner Cup and Trophy at A.J. Kelly Park on August 4.
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