Brisbane Roar are delighted to announce that another key Academy partnership has been agreed with Logan Lightning FC, as the club’s new training base edges closer to completion.
The Academy partnership agreement with Lightning FC will further strengthen the Roar's presence in Logan City and surrounding areas which will benefit junior footballers in the local community.
Continuing the close bond formed with the region, Brisbane plan to relocate into its state of the art training facility in Logan in early 2018.
Managing Director Mark Kingsman says he is delighted to secure an Academy partnership so close to the Roar’s new training base that will provide young upcoming footballers in the area another development pathway.
“This partnership is great news for the local community and we believe that through continued hard work, these programs will help develop future (Hyundai) A-League stars," Mark Kingsman said.
“We are excited about the strong relationship we have created within Logan City and can't wait for our new training complex to be completed."
The area between South Brisbane and the North Gold Coast will be covered strategically when the Academy Preparation Centre in Logan for kids aged between 5-12 years is developed.
Through this, Brisbane Roar will be able to help provide guidance for youngsters to start a professional career in football, as well as ensuring high-quality player development in Queensland.
With Academy partnership’s already agreed with a number of Queensland clubs, Brisbane Roar Academy Director Drew Sherman is pleased to see a further option for training and player improvement across the State become available.
“Our goal has always been to have Academy Preparation Centers across the whole of Queensland. The partnership with Logan Lightning FC is another step in that direction," Sherman said.
“We are pleased that more young footballers will have access to high-quality coaching in a professional environment."
As the only Queensland club in the Hyundai A-League, the Roar are thrilled to see further progression and another step forward in the club’s long-term plan of providing opportunity and progression for young footballers in the State.