Local games kick off pre-season

Brisbane Roar will begin its quest to secure a third consecutive Hyundai A-League Championship with a series of matches against local Brisbane clubs to kick of the pre-season program.

Brisbane Roar will begin its quest to secure a third consecutive Hyundai A-League Championship with a series of matches against local Brisbane clubs to kick of the pre-season program.

Pre-season matches against local opposition have been a hallmark of Brisbane-s season preparations since the inception of the Hyundai A-League and this season-s matches will prove to be another tough start for the defending champions.

Brisbane Roar General Manager Sean Dobson said the matches would not only provide a crucial start to the club-s season, but also gave the Roar the opportunity to engage directly with the local community.

“We are a football club and preparing our squad to defend its title is paramount,” Dobson said.

“However, as Champions, we also have a duty to engage with the local community to build not only the Brisbane Roar brand, but also that of the league.

“Engaging with the community is extremely important to us and this is the perfect way to kick-off the program for the upcoming season.”

The pre-season campaign will begin at Goodwin Park on Tuesday, July 24 with a match against Brisbane Olympic before moving to Ipswich for a match against an Ipswich select side on August 12.

The next two matches will see Brisbane turn out at Peninsula Power on August 16 and Rochedale Rovers on August 22.

Further pre-season matches will be announced in the coming weeks.

Game 1

Tuesday, July 24 Brisbane Roar v Brisbane Olympic Goodwin Park, Yeronga 7.15pm kick-off

Game 2

Sunday, August 12 Brisbane Roar v Ipswich Select Side North Ipswich Reserve, Ipswich 3pm kick-off

Game 3

Thursday, August 16 Brisbane Roar v Peninsula Power A J Kelly Field, Kippa-Ring 7.15pm kick-off

Game 4

Wednesday, August 22 Brisbane Roar v Rochedale Rovers Underwood Park, Underwood 7.15pm kick-off

Game 5

Wednesday, August 29 Brisbane Roar vs Redlands United Cleveland Showgrounds, Cleveland 7.15pm kick-off