Surf City Cup hits the Gold Coast

Brisbane Roar defender and Gold Coast local Aaron Reardon says this weekend's Surf City Cup fixtures will be a great opportunity for members across the Club's Hyundai A-League & Academy ranks to earn valuable match minutes.

The Roar face fellow Hyundai A-League Clubs Perth Glory on Friday, 30 August  (6:30pm KO) & Newcastle Jets on Sunday, September, 1 (4pm KO) in a tri-team series at the Croatian Sports Centre, home of NPL QLD outfit Gold Coast Knights.

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Reardon believes the Surf City Cup will provide opportunity for invaluable minutes in the legs ahead of the upcoming campaign.

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“It’s perfect, the more games in pre-season the better, especially because it’s a long pre season for the lads that means it doesn’t drag on as much so it’s great having these games," Reardon said.

“We’re a very tight squad already and some of the boys have only been here six weeks - it’s good to see that we’ve gelled really quickly.

“Of course we want to win these games and it's also a good chance for match fitness for all of the boys.”

Having grown up on the Gold Coast as a local junior and still living in the region, Reardon says it's a terrific opportunity for the city to host the trio of Hyundai A-League clubs.

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“It’s massive for the Coast. Growing up here as a young boy, I think it’s great to bring back some big games here especially against Perth and Newcastle. They’re two big teams in the [Hyundai] A-League and I think it will be a great hit out.”

“Having all these teams here is perfect for the Gold Coast community - people can come down and watch some quality football.

“Hopefully there are lot of fans in the stands to cheer us on,” Reardon concluded.

MATCH DETAILS

Surf City Cup: Game One - Brisbane Roar v Perth Glory
Croatian Sports Centre, Gold Coast
Friday, 30 August (6:30pm KO)

Surf City Cup: Game Two – Brisbane Roar v Newcastle Jets
Croatian Sports Centre, Gold Coast
Sunday, 1 September (4pm KO)

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