Young Roar head west for Y-League opener


Our Young Roar will open their Y-League campaign with an away trip to Perth to face the Glory on Saturday afternoon.

The Roar will get the Y-League’s longest away trip out of the way in the opening round, but it’s one that has proven fruitful in recent seasons.

“We’re excited about the prospect of another challenging National Youth League season. Perth away is a tough start but we’ll go there and play the proactive style that’s in our Brisbane Roar DNA,” BRFC Academy Director Drew Sherman said.

“Our focus is finding a balance between performances and results. We want our players to learn to win games and show they are capable of stepping into the Hyundai A-League setup when required.”

The Young Roar have taken all three points in each of the last three trips to Perth, with the last two both being played at Dorrien Gardens – the venue of Saturday’s clash.

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With a new-look squad, featuring 12 BRFC Academy graduates, Brisbane will be looking to replicate recent performances on the west coast, with the boys in orange recording 2-1 & 6-0 victories in the last two seasons.

“The ultimate goal is to continue to build and grow our Academy program into Australia’s finest – producing players that develop and become professional footballers,” Sherman added.

“Overall last season we were disappointed with our results but it was positive to see a number of Young Roar players graduate and make their top team debuts.

“We have some of the best young players in the country and they are hungry for success in 2018/19 and beyond.”

Follow @brisbaneroar on Twitter for live updates from 12:30pm on Saturday.

Following Saturday’s trip to Perth, our Young Roar will return home for back-to-back Y-League fixtures against Melbourne City on Saturday, 17 November and Adelaide United on Sunday, 25 November.


Foxtel Y-League 2018/19 Round 1: Perth Glory v Brisbane Roar
Dorrien Gardens, Perth
Saturday, 10 November (12:30pm KO)

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