Brisbane Roar FC (W-League)

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Brisbane Roar FC W-League
Brisbane Roar FC W-League logo.png
Full name Brisbane Roar Football Club
Founded 2008
Ground A.J. Kelly Park, Kippa-Ring
Suncorp Stadium, Milton
Chairman Dali Tahir
Manager Melissa Andreatta
League W-League
2015–16 4th (league)
Current season

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 Team (2009)

Brisbane Roar (then Queensland Roar) were a founding member of the Westfield W-League in 2008.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]


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.

Current squad[edit]

squad for the 2016–17 season. (current at 5 November 2016)[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Mackenzie Arnold
2 Denmark DF Nina Frausing-Pedersen
3 Australia FW Amy Chapman
4 Australia DF Clare Polkinghorne (Captain)
5 Australia DF Brooke Spence
6 Australia DF Angela Beard
7 Australia MF Sunny Franco
8 Australia MF Kaitlyn Torpey
9 Australia FW Cortnee Vine
10 Australia MF Katrina Gorry
No. Position Player
11 Australia MF Maili Forbes
12 Australia FW Allira Toby
13 Australia MF Tameka Butt
14 Australia DF Summer O'Brien
15 Australia MF Abbey Lloyd
17 Australia FW Emily Gielnik
18 United States MF Maddy Evans
19 Australia MF Natalie Tathem
20 Australia GK Georgina Worth


Last updated 29 January 2016

Name From To Played Won  Drawn Lost
Wales Jeff Hopkins 2008 Sep 2012 48 32 10 6
Australia Belinda Wilson[5] Sep 2012 Sep 2016 52 25 8 19
Australia Melissa Andreatta[6] Sep 2016 0 0 0 0


Head Physiotherapist - Daniel Muscat
Team Doctor - Kieran Miles


One league match per week is broadcast in Australia via ABC.[7] Beginning in 2016, the weekly game is also broadcast on ESPN 3 in the United States.[8]



Correct as of 11 November 2011
Biggest Victory:

Biggest Defeat:

Highest Scoring Game:

Longest Undefeated Streak:

  • 18 Matches, October 25, 2008 – 22 November 2009

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Women in a league of their own". Football Federation Australia. 28 July 2008. 
  2. ^ "JEFF HOPKINS NAMED MELBOURNE VICTORY’S NEW WESTFIELD W-LEAGUE COACH". Football Queensland. June 20, 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Grainey, Timothy F. (May 1, 2012). "Beyond Bend It Like Beckham: The Global Phenomenon of Women's Soccer". University of Nebraska Press. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Roster". Brisbane Roar. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Tobin, Michelle (6 September 2012). "Wilson announced as new W-League coach". Football Federation Australia. 
  6. ^ "Melissa Andreatta named as Brisbane Roar head coach". The Women's Game. 20 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Football: W-League". ABC. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  8. ^ Initil, Daniela (2 November 2016). "W-League broadcasting breakthrough indicative of progress for women's sport". ABC. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 

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Coordinates: 27°26′31″S 153°1′4″E / 27.44194°S 153.01778°E / -27.44194; 153.01778 (Ballymore Stadium)