Roar finalise pre-season

Brisbane Roar has finalised details of their pre-season campaign which now includes matches against both of Melbourne’s Hyundai A-League clubs, champions Central Coast Mariners and traditional rivals Sydney FC.

Brisbane Roar has finalised details of their pre-season campaign which now includes matches against both of Melbourne-s Hyundai A-League clubs, champions Central Coast Mariners and traditional rivals Sydney FC.

After releasing details of their matches against local opposition in May, the Roar has confirmed the team will travel to Ipswich, Cairns and Lismore for these newly-announced fixtures in August and September.

A location for the match against the Mariners is yet to be confirmed.

Head Coach Mike Mulvey is confident the matches would provide his squad with preparation needed for a strong Hyundai A-League campaign, ahead of his first full season in charge of the club.

“We-re leading into a very important season for the club which means it is imperative we make sure our pre-season is well-planned as well,” Mulvey said.

“We want to play regular football and work on all aspects of our game as well as visiting Roar fans that live in different areas around Queensland and northern New South Wales who may not get to see us play regularly.

“These matches against strong A-League opposition will allow us to strive for good performances, solid results and equally importantly, team cohesion within the playing group.”

The Brisbane club already has matches against Lions FC, Albany Creek Excelsior, Brisbane City, Brisbane Strikers, Wynnum Wolves, Palm Beach and Western Pride scheduled across July, August and September.

BRISBANE ROAR PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE

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

Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Heart Sunday, 25 August 2013 at 2.30pm Oakes Oval, Lismore

Central Coast Mariners v Brisbane Roar Saturday, 7 September 2013 at 4pm Carrington Park, Bathurst

Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory Saturday, 14 September 2013 at 3pm North Ipswich Oval, Ipswich Tickets ON SALE NOW at EventBrite.com.au

Brisbane Roar v Sydney FC Sunday, 22 September 2013 at 3pm Barlow Park, Cairns Tickets ON SALE NOW at EventBrite.com.au