Just two weeks remain until Brisbane Roar make the journey down the M1 for the exciting inaugural edition of the Surf City Cup.
The Roar will face fellow Hyundai A-League sides Perth Glory and Newcastle Jets in a pre-season tri-series to be played at the Croatian Sports Centre – the home of NPL QLD powerhouse Gold Coast Knights.
The Roar will line-up against the defending Hyundai A-League Premiers on Friday, 30 August (6:30pm KO) before facing the Jets two days later on Sunday, 1 September (4pm KO).
The chance to face high-quality opposition will be an invaluable opportunity for Head Coach Robbie Fowler’s squad in the lead-up to the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 campaign.
The clashes will be the Roar's second & third meetings against Hyundai A-League opposition in less than week, following the FFA Cup Round of 16 clash against the Mariners on Wednesday, 28 August at Dolphin Stadium.
Brisbane Roar CEO David Pourre says the inaugural Surf City Cup is also a terrific opportunity for the Gold Coast football community.
“The Surf City Cup will be a great opportunity for the Gold Coast football community to see Queensland’s only Hyundai A-League team in action against high-quality opposition,” Pourre commented.
“Our players will be involved at events surrounding the series, giving the Gold Coast community the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of our Australian & international stars.”
The Roar has recently returned from a week-long pre-season camp to Gladstone and will journey to the Fraser Coast region as well in the lead-up to the opening of the 2019/20 season, continuing its commitment to affording as many Queenslanders the opportunity to see top-level football.
“We’re committed to bringing the Brisbane Roar to all parts of Queensland,” Pourre continued.
“As the representative for all of Queensland, we’re thrilled to be able to bring professional football to areas across the State.”