Brisbane Roar FC (W-League)
|Full name||Brisbane Roar Football Club|
|Ground||A.J. Kelly Park, Kippa-Ring
Suncorp Stadium, Milton
The Brisbane Roar FC, also known as the Brisbane Roar Women and previously Queensland Roar, is a soccer team based in Brisbane, Queensland. Founded in 2008, it is the affiliated women's team of Brisbane Roar. The Roar competes in the country's premier women's soccer competition, the W-League, under licence from Football Federation Australia.
Brisbane Roar (then Queensland Roar) were a founding member of the Westfield W-League in 2008. They team was initially coached by Welshman Jeff Hopkins, who had played his football career predominantly in England, as well as representing Wales at the international level. The playing roster featured a mix of youth and veterans, including founding captain and Matilda's stalwart, Kate McShea, and up-and-coming goalkeeper Casey Dumont.
Ballymore Stadium has been used predominantly as the Roar's home ground as well as other stadiums including Perry Park, Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre, Suncorp Stadium, A.J. Kelly Park, Stockland Park and Cleveland Showgrounds.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Last updated 29 January 2016
|Jeff Hopkins||2008||Sep 2012||48||32||10||6|
|Belinda Wilson||Sep 2012||Sep 2016||52||25||8||19|
|Melissa Andreatta||Sep 2016||0||0||0||0|
Head Physiotherapist - Daniel Muscat
Team Doctor - Kieran Miles
- Premiers (2): 2008–09 (as Queensland Roar), 2012–13
- Champions (2): 2008–09 (as Queensland Roar), 2010–11
Correct as of 11 November 2011
- 4–2 vs Sydney FC, 6 November 2010
Highest Scoring Game:
- 5–3 Win vs Perth Glory, December 7, 2008
Longest Undefeated Streak:
- 18 Matches, October 25, 2008 – 22 November 2009
- List of top-division football clubs in AFC countries
- Women's soccer in Australia
- W-League (Australia) all-time records
- Australia women's national soccer team
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- "Melissa Andreatta named as Brisbane Roar head coach". The Women's Game. 20 September 2016.
- "Football: W-League". ABC. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
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- Brisbane Roar official website
- W-League official website
- Football Federation Australia official website