Before the Hyundai A-League blockbuster between Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory on Saturday night, Suncorp Stadium will also host a charity match between a Premiers XI v Corporate XI, featuring some of Brisbane’s well known corporate identities and local and state politicians.
Before the Hyundai A-League blockbuster between Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory on Saturday night, Suncorp Stadium will also host a charity match between a Premiers XI v Corporate XI, featuring some of Brisbane-s well known corporate identities and local and state politicians.
The match is an initiative by Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) and will raise money for Yalari, a not-for-profit organisation that offers education scholarships at Australian-s leading boarding schools for Indigenous children from remote, rural and regional communities.
Both teams trained once this week in the lead-up to the big fixture with the Premiers XI allowed to have a run on the hallowed turf of Speakers Green at Parliament House (pictured above with Brisbane Roar Community Manager Andy Pinches).
Premiers XI coached by Brisbane Roar Youth Development Director John Sime: Robert Cavallucci (c) – Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Minster for Brisbane Central, Andrew Powell -Minister for Environment, Member for Glasshouse, Scott Emerson -Minister for Transport & Main Roads, Member for Indooroopilly, Tim Mander – Minister for Housing & Public Works, Member for Everton, Steve Minnikin – Assistant Minister for Public Transport, Member for Chatsworth, Jason Woodforth – Member for Nudgee, Dale Shuttleworth – Member for Ferny Grove, Mark Stewart – Member for Sunnybank, Neil Symes – Member for Lytton, Jon Krause – Member for Beaudesert, Ian Berry – Member for Ipswich, Rob Hazel – Channel Ten, Tom Mitchell – Channel Nine, Chris Parsons – Channel Seven, Terry Hansen – 97.3FM
Queensland Corporate XI coached by former Socceroos captain and Brisbane Roar skipper Craig Moore: Russell Smith – Port of Brisbane Corporation, Gwilym Davies – Brisbane Airport Corporation, Richard Kennerley – National Australia Bank, Jason Scott – News Queensland, John Birmingham – Fairfax, George Drivas – The Coffee Club, Tony Stower – Channel Seven, James Wilkinson – Merlo Coffee, Adolfo Salvatore – Hyundai, Greg Harten – Hart Sport, Matt Nickelson – Thai Airways, Damien Cavallucci – Cavcorp, Steven Zhang – Consolidated Tyre Company, Angelo Catalano – GA Wallace Group, Elie Moubarek – Laruche