Dear Members, Partners and Supporters,
As Chairman of Brisbane Roar FC, I would like to thank all our members, partners and supporters for their continued support and I extend my best wishes for the festive season and the year ahead.
Since my commencement as Chairman, our club has achieved many positive results including, the establishment of our Logan training facility which will be available in early February, consecutive appearances in the Hyundai A-League Finals Series, overcoming great odds to defeat Shanghai Shenhua in China and qualify for the AFC Asian Championships League Group Stage, continued Socceroos and Matildas representation, the establishment of our Brisbane Roar Academy starting in 2018 and our membership is on the rise to name a few highlights.
I would personally like to thank all our administration staff, football staff, players and volunteers for their continued dedication to the club.
In particular, I would like to thank John Aloisi for his dedication and unwavering support. Since joining Brisbane as the leader of the Club's football program, many of the achievements I've mentioned above can be directly attributed to John's vision, planning and execution.
We acknowledge that the commencement of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season hasn’t started as we had hoped. We have been challenged by many factors that have contributed to this current position, such as player injuries commencing prior and during pre-season which didn’t assist our pre-season preparation compared to previous years, however, under John’s guidance, we are confident that our season will strengthen and our results will improve both now and into future years.
Our Roar Women continue to succeed and we will press for the ultimate prize this year. My thanks to Head Coach Mel Andreatta and her dedicated staff for their leadership as our women’s program grows from strength to strength under the guidance of John. Our increased crowds at Westfield W-League matches as well as a growing interest across free to air and subscription TV viewership is the perfect platform to promote the quality of our talented women’s side.
2018 will be a giant step forward for Brisbane Roar FC.
As key stakeholders of our club, I have a great belief in our members, partners and supporters. There will always be good and challenging times however, together and united we can achieve great results.