Brisbane Roar opponents battle for a place in the all-stars team


Redlands United Senior NPL (National Premier League) potential all-star players huddle before a game.
Redlands United Senior NPL (National Premier League) potential all-star players huddle before a game. Source: Nakita Ronto

Footballers across Queensland are hoping to be picked as part of an all-stars team to play against the Brisbane Roar on September 19th.

Being picked as part of this team will be a step in the right direction for passionate players wanting to advance their football careers.

Football Queensland’s State Technical Director David Abela says their relationship between the Brisbane Roar and A-League is important due to the profile of the team.

“They are the highest profile team we’ve got in the state and the only one we’ve got,” he said.

“So obviously we would like to show a lot of Queenslanders there’s an opportunity for them to play in the highest level and not leave their state.”

Nominees for the all-stars team are not just being chosen on technical skill, but also through public vote, which Mr Abela says gives fans an opportunity to have their say.

“So it’s not just the technical view and it’s not just the experts around the place putting the team together, it is actually open to the public so they can choose the players they believe should be in the team,” he said.

Redlands United player and coach Graham Fyfe says that the giving young players the chance to perform under pressure is a good thing, but believes that the decision as to who should play be left to coaches and scouts.

“Obviously the fans and supporters vote for the players to play in the actual games, which to be fair I don’t particularly agree with, because if you’re wanting the best young players there should be someone picking them not the supporters.”

Voting has closed, and the final team will be announced by the end of this week.

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