Roar announce local pre-season fixtures

Brisbane Roar will begin preparation for the Hyundai A-League 2013/14 season within the local football community with a series of pre-season matches against Brisbane Premier League and National Premier League clubs throughout July and August.

Brisbane Roar will begin preparation for the Hyundai A-League 2013/14 season within the local football community with a series of pre-season matches against Brisbane Premier League and National Premier League clubs throughout July and August.

Lions FC, Albany Creek Excelsior, Brisbane City, Brisbane Strikers, Wynnum Wolves and Palm Beach will all host the Roar before Mike Mulvey-s side finishes their pre-season with games against Hyundai A-League opposition (details to be confirmed at a later date).

A match against National Premier League club Western Pride is scheduled for the middle of September, between the matches against other Hyundai A-League clubs.

The matches re-confirm the Hyundai A-League club-s commitment to the local football family with Albany Creek Excelsior demonstrating the success of the Roar-s ONE GOAL rewards program by purchasing their pre-season fixture with the points they-ve accumulated over the past 12 months.

With Brisbane-s pre-season taking place in the middle of the local football season, Managing Director Sean Dobson was confident the Brisbane clubs would provide the two-time Hyundai A-League Champions with the perfect start to their preparation.

“Starting pre-season within our own football landscape works well for a number of reasons,” Dobson said.

“It gives our Football Department the opportunity to create a launch pad into the second, more demanding, half of pre-season while continuing to build on our strong relationships with the Queensland football community.

“We enjoy every opportunity we have to engage with local clubs and we-re really looking forward to this pre-season campaign.”

The Brisbane Roar playing squad will return from their off-season break on Monday, 3 June.

BRISBANE ROAR PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE AGAINST LOCAL OPPOSITION

Lions FC v Brisbane Roar Tuesday, 16 July at 7pm Luxury Paints Stadium, Richlands

Albany Creek Excelsior v Brisbane Roar Tuesday, 23 July at 7pm Wolter Park, Albany Creek

Brisbane City v Brisbane Roar Wednesday, 31 July at 7pm Spencer Park, Newmarket

Brisbane Strikers v Brisbane Roar Wednesday, 7 August at 7pm Perry Park, Albion

Wynnum Wolves v Brisbane Roar Tuesday, 13 August at 7pm Carmichael Park, Tingalpa

Palm Beach v Brisbane Roar Tuesday, 20 August at 7pm Mallawa Drive Park, Palm Beach

Western Pride v Brisbane Roar Wednesday, 18 September at 3.15pm Toowoomba Grammar School, Toowoomba