Brisbane Roar FC W-League

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This article is about the women's association football team. For the men's association football club, see Brisbane Roar FC.
Brisbane Roar FC W-League
Brisbane Roar FC W-League logo.png
Full name Brisbane Roar Football Club
Founded 2008
Ground Perry Park, Bowen Hills
QSAC, Nathan
Suncorp Stadium, Milton
Chairman Dali Tahir
Manager Belinda Wilson
League W-League
2014 6th (league)
Current season

The Brisbane Roar FC W-League team, also known as the Brisbane Roar Women, represents the Brisbane Roar in the Australian Women's National soccer League, the W-League.


Brisbane Roar Team (2009)

The Westfield W-League was formed in 2008, with naming rights being occupied by Westfield, the company co-founded by Frank Lowy, who is referred to as the Godfather of Australian Football. 7 of the 8 founding teams of the Hyundai A-League were allowed teams, with an 8th team given to Canberra United FC.

Brisbane Roar (then Queensland Roar), would be coached by Welshman Jeff Hopkins, who enjoyed stints in England an abroad during his playing days. The playing roster would feature a mix of youth and veterans, including founding captain and Matilda's stalwart, Kate McShea, and up and coming Goalkeeper, Casey Dumont.


Although Ballymore Stadium has been used predominantly as the Roar's home ground, other stadiums have also been used throughout the W-League side's tenure in the semi-processional women's league. As mentioned, Ballymore Stadium has been used as the semi-regular home ground, with other stadiums including Perry Park, Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre, Suncorp Stadium, Stockland Park and Cleveland Showgrounds

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
2 Australia DF Brooke Goodrich
3 Australia DF Amy Chapman
4 Australia DF Clare Polkinghorne (Captain)
6 Australia DF Angela Beard
7 Australia FW Gabe Marzano
8 Australia MF Ayesha Norrie
9 Australia FW Cortnee Vine
10 Australia MF Katrina Gorry
12 Australia MF Alisha Foote
No. Position Player
13 Australia MF Tameka Butt
14 Australia DF Summer O'Brien
15 Australia DF Ruth Blackburn
16 Australia MF Ashley Spina
17 Australia FW Emily Gielnik
18 Australia MF Maili Forbes
19 Australia FW Sofie Persson
20 Australia GK Carrie Simpson


Last updated 22 October 2013

Name From To Played Won  Drawn Lost
Wales Jeff Hopkins 2008 Sep 2012 48 32 10 6
Australia Belinda Wilson[1] Sep 2012 Present 13 8 2 3



Correct as of 11 November 2011
Biggest Victory:

Biggest Defeat:

Highest Scoring Game:

Longest Undefeated Streak:

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

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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)