Brisbane Roar Academy has confirmed its squads for the 2020 season.
Since its inception at the beginning of 2018, the Brisbane Roar Academy has proven itself to be one of the most productive football pathways in Australia with a long list of Academy graduates earning professional contracts.
Over the coming days, we will announce the squads containing the next generation of Brisbane Roar footballers, beginning today with our two youngest Academy squads – all of which play at a level a year higher.
Our Under 13 squad will be coached by John Ogden with Tony Skinner as his assistant, while our Under 14 squad will be mentored by Paul Wilton.
BRISBANE ROAR ACADEMY U13 SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Jack DAVIS (Logan Lightning), George PLUSNIN (Brisbane City)
Defenders: Lucas HERRINGTON (Brisbane City), Liam HUGO (Gold Coast Knights), Zane NORTH (Rochedale Rovers), Oliver REID (Gold Coast Knights), Pranav VALLABH (Lions FC)
Midfielders: Sean ALMOND (Moreton Bay United), Caleb BUTLER (Western Pride), Isaac CARUANA (Eastern Suburbs), Bailey FERGUSON (Gold Coast United), Quinn MACNICOL (Rochedale Rovers), Liam PONTING (Moreton Bay United), Jeremy WINLAW (Peninsula Power)
Attackers: Jordan BEKAVAC (Gold Coast Knights), Kobi GRIFFITHS (Brisbane City), Harry MARSHALL (Brisbane City)
BRISBANE ROAR ACADEMY U14 SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Flynn PROCTOR (SWQ Thunder), Josh TANNER (Brisbane City)
Defenders: Harper BOYD (Tweed United FC), Roman CANOSA (Sydney FC), Bowie CZERNER (Rochedale Rovers), Ziv ROBINSTEIN (Gold Coast United), Asim SEHOVIC (Logan Lightning)
Midfielders: Will BOOTH (Western Pride), Teddy CALLAGHAN (Gold Coast United), Eddie INCE (Moreton Bay United), Olly JONATA (Rochedale Rovers), Declan WARNES (Brisbane City)
Attackers: Rylan BROWNLIE (Moreton Bay United), Zach DAMIANAKIS (North Shore Mariners), Will GATEHOUSE (Brisbane City), Noah GOODHIND (Peninsula Power), Aru ONOZUKA (Palm Beach)
“We feel that the environment here will allow our players to improve to the best of their capabilities,” Academy General Manager Warren Moon said.
“It’s a Queensland-first approach – we want to have a real Queensland from our coaching staff to how we cater for our players.
“Our players receive terrific coaching in their Club environments, but our environment will allow to them to develop upon the support they’ve received & skills they’ve developed at their clubs.
“We want players coming into our environment where they’re tested against the best players. We want to see their flair, their creativity & imagination – all things that make Brisbane Roar footballers.”
Our Academy squads will continue training for the coming weeks before re-commencing training early in 2020.