Brisbane Roar to honour Bali bombing victims

Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of the Bali bombings, where 202 lives were lost including 88 Australians and 38 Indonesians.

Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of the Bali bombings, where 202 lives were lost including 88 Australians and 38 Indonesians.

As a mark of respect, Brisbane Roar will hold a moment-s silence before Saturday-s match with Melbourne Victory at Suncorp Stadium to honour those who lost their lives in such tragic and senseless circumstances.

Brisbane Roar Vice Chairman Chris Fong said the strong ties between the club-s Indonesian owners and Australian football was a small symbol for the strengthening relationships between the two countries in the wake of the tragedy.

“We will never forget those who lost their lives and were injured in the blasts. Our thoughts go out to their families,” Fong said.

“The attackers tried to drive Australia and Indonesia apart, they failed.

“Today Indonesia and Australia are closer than ever.”

Indonesian conglomerate, the Bakrie Group secured ownership of Brisbane Roar just over 12 months ago and since that time the club-s administration has worked hard to forge close ties with its Jakarta-based owners.

Club General Manager Sean Dobson said the events of 10 years ago had left an indelible mark on both countries and said Saturday would be a fitting way to mark the anniversary.

“From the devastation of the blasts has come strength in Australia-s relationship with Indonesia,” Dobson said.

“It is important we continue to build those ties through government, business and especially sport.

“We are humbled to play our small part in this process.”

Brisbane Roar will play Melbourne Victory at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday October 13, kick-off 6.45pm, with a moment-s silence to be held prior to the toss of the coin.