Roar success recognised

The accolades for Brisbane Roar have continued, with Head Coach Ange Postecoglou recognised for his amazing work at the club by being awarded Coach of the Year at the Queensland Sport Awards.

The accolades for Brisbane Roar have continued, with Head Coach Ange Postecoglou recognised for his amazing work at the club by being awarded Coach of the Year at the Queensland Sport Awards.

In a double celebration, Brisbane-s success in the Hyundai A-League Grand Final at Suncorp Stadium on March 13 this year where the home side overcame a 2-0 deficit in extra time to win on penalties in front of over 50,000 fans was awarded the Sports Event of the Year.

Postecoglou said he was humbled to have won the award amongst such esteemed company which included Queensland Reds coach Ewan McKenzie and Queensland Firebirds coach Roselee Jencke.

“When you look at the field last night, it was a ridiculous year for Queensland sport,” Postecolgou said. “The coach of the year candidates were all outstanding and all champions in their field. “So I was pretty pleased for the club and it was very humbling on the night to receive it.”

The heroics of Postecoglou-s men on March 13 this year, when they won the Hyundai A-League Grand Final against the Central Coast Mariners was also recognised.

The amazing conclusion to the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season was adjudged to have been the Sports Event of the Year and certainly an occasion many will never forget.

“It-s been our focus. It has not just been about being successful, but to get a firm foothold in the sporting landscape,” Postecoglou said.

“It-s not easy, because you have teams with great traditions here and champion teams.

“That was our battle, to not only be successful but also to be a credible sporting identity.

“So it was great recognition for the code and the club.”