Queensland focus to drive Roar W-League progress

Brisbane Roar will proudly adopt a Queensland-centric approach to the development of a thriving W-League program as the pieces for an exciting future are locked into place.

The Club is gearing up to reveal several signings plus a homegrown Head Coach and fresh front-of-shirt partner this week as part of a big series of announcements.

Each element will have Queensland at its core, with the Roar to prioritise opportunities for players and staff with a strong connection to the state.

"As the only professional club in Queensland, we are proud to provide a platform for our people to really grow in the lead-up to the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2023," Roar CEO David Pourre said.

"Our focus on promoting Queensland talent is all about rewarding the fantastic footballers we have here.

Clare Polkinghorne
Brisbane Roar's mission is to provide opportunities for Queenslanders to become Matildas, like club legend Clare Polkinghorne

"That's through on-field opportunities as well as the mentoring and support that some exciting partnerships like our new front-of-shirt partner can offer.

"Ultimately, we want to give Queenslanders the opportunities they deserve to play for our great club, perform in the W-League and progress on to the Matildas, which is vital with the World Cup around the corner and a Brisbane Olympics on the horizon.

"That doesn't mean every player has to be born and bred here, but our principal philosophy is to promote those who have developed here, who have done well in a Roar shirt in the past or who have formed close ties to Queensland.

"We don't want to be losing young players to other states and our fans can expect to see a Head Coach and signings that reflect that direction.

"We've seen with Roar sides of the past that a strong Queensland core is a recipe for success in the W-League and this is something that’s going to be consistent right across the Club."