BRFC Academy: What you need to know

The BRFC Academy program for selected players aged 12-19 years will kick-off this Monday, 22 January at the state-of-the-art Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Kelvin Grove artificial training field.

The Club is excited about unlocking the unlimited potential in young footballers throughout Brisbane and Australia, helping to create another pathway for junior players to become future Hyundai A-League stars.

On behalf of BRFC, Academy Director Drew Sherman is pleased that the day has finally come to launch the Club's Academy program.

"This week we will create Brisbane Roar history with the implementation of our very own BRFC Academy program which is a wonderful milestone and achievement for our club," Sherman said.

"With the help of our high-level coaches, we are confident junior footballers within our program will be given the best possible opportunity to experience an elite football development pathway.

"We'd like to continue to have strong relationships with the local football community and work closely with all stakeholders to help promote the world game." 


  • The BRFC Academy is Australia's only Hyundai A-League Academy which charges no fees to the players and covers all Football Federation Australia and State Federation registration costs.

  • The program will cater for players aged 12-19 years, with every team participating in the National Premier Leagues Queensland competition.

  • Each age group will have full-time coaches that hold or are completing their UEFA or AFC Pro Licenses - the highest coaching qualification available.  

  • Part-time staff including a sports science team, GPS analysts, movement coaches, physiotherapists and teachers to cater for the holistic development of players.

  • There will be 107 registered Academy players that will train four times per week.

  • BRFC are committed to helping talented footballers across Queensland and on occasions, inter-state relocate through the excellent working relationships the program has with a number of local education providers.

During the week BRFC announced the coaches who will guide our Academy players. Meet our coaches HERE.