Roar wishes youngsters well for the future


Brisbane Roar is in negotiations to release three young players to allow them to gain further experience at new clubs.

Kofi Danning, Ben Litfin and Jesse Daley are products of the Roar’s highly successful youth development program that saw eight players from the Young Roar ranks feature in Hyundai A-League games in the closing rounds of last season.

Litfin, 20, a midfielder and former captain of the Young Roar, has been released to NPL Queensland club Palm Beach FC.

Danning, 24, made 17 Hyundai A-League appearances for the Roar in two stints since joining from Sydney FC in 2011.

His Hyundai A-League contract with the club expires on 31 May, 2015 and he has requested a move to NPL Victoria club Oakleigh Cannons FC.

Daley was called into the Young Socceroos squad earlier this month for a series of matches in New Zealand against teams playing in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup. The 17-year-old midfielder has sought a release to move to Melbourne Victory’s NPL set-up.

In other Roar player movements, midfielder Adam Sarota, 27, has ended his loan stint after appearing in 12 games last season and has returned to his Dutch club FC Utrecht.

Fellow midfielder George Lambadaridis’ contract with the Roar also has ended. The 23-year-old appeared in eight Hyundai A-League matches for the Roar over the past three years, battling back this season after a major knee reconstruction.

Brisbane Roar FC wishes the players well in their future careers.

“We hope through our expert coaching at the Roar and nurturing youth development program that we have given all the players moving on a solid grounding on which to pursue their football dreams,” the club said.