Brisbane Roar to return to Fraser Coast

Brisbane Roar will return to the Fraser Coast this month for a pre-season training camp and exhibition game on Saturday, 28 August.

After a successful trip two years ago, Queensland's only A-League team are set to spend three days in training before taking on a Wide Bay Select side at the Fraser Coast Sports and Recreation Precinct.

The venue is home to a Brisbane Roar Academy Skills Training Centre (STC), one of several development sites across the state for talented young footballers.

"Brisbane Roar is a proud Queensland club and we are extremely pleased to be returning to the Fraser Coast this year," CEO David Pourre said.

"We have a very strong relationship with the Fraser Coast Regional Council which continues to deliver great outcomes for young boys and girls through the Skills Training Centre.

"I know Warren and the team are looking forward to heading up, seeing our fans and putting on a great game for everyone."

Macklin Freke Fraser Coast fans
Roar keeper Macklin Freke meets Fraser Coast fans in 2019 (Image: Fraser Coast Regional Council)

The Wide Bay Select side will be chosen from the local Wide Bay Premier League – representing the best players in the league.

"The regular visits by the Roar help cement the Fraser Coast as a premier regional Queensland football hub," Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour said.

"The game, which is free to watch, will be very popular.

"While it was cancelled last year due to COVID-19, more than 3,000 spectators turned out for the 2019 event.

"The game and the training camp boosts the region by giving Fraser Coast players access to top-of-the-line coaching and mentoring from the Roar as well as focusing attention on the fantastic facilities at the Fraser Coast Sport and Recreation Precinct."

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