Gold Coast City FC Academy update

BRFC Academy partner Gold Coast City FC has provided an update on their participation in next season's PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Queensland competition.

Brisbane Roar is committed to each of its Academy partners and the development of junior football in providing opportunities to talented young boys and girls in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and throughout Queensland.

The Club is working closely with Gold Coast City FC to ensure that the Academy Preparation Centres and related programs are implemented as planned in 2018.

Brisbane Roar will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.

Read the updated statement from Gold Coast City below.

"The club acknowledges reports are circulating about the future of Gold Coast City FC, including suggestions the club will not participate in next year’s competition.

The Gold Coast City FC participation licence for the PlayStation 4 NPL is held by Palm Beach SC.

The club acknowledges that Palm Beach SC’s Board of Directors have raised concerns about the future viability of the Gold Coast City FC program in its current form.

Palm Beach SC is working closely with relevant parties, including Gold Coast City FC staff, Football Queensland and club Academy Partner Brisbane Roar, to address these concerns.

Gold Coast City FC is confident and hopeful that a satisfactory solution to these issues will be found for the Gold Coast football community.

At present, the Gold Coast City FC participation licence remains with Palm Beach SC and no formal decision has been made regarding Gold Coast City FC for next season at this time.

The club believes that engaging in an ongoing commentary on these matter is not in the best interests of the consultation process.

As such, the club assures the Gold Coast football community that further statements will be issued only as respective matters are finalised in the interest of clarity."