Roar to face Queensland All-Stars in friendly clash

Brisbane Roar will play an Under-23 All-Stars team chosen from the ranks of PlayStation® 4 National Premier Leagues (NPL) Queensland clubs in mid-September.

The match is a joint initiative of the Roar and Football Queensland and will be part of a blockbuster double header that includes the first match of the PS4 NPL 2015 Finals Series featuring the Queensland and Northern New South Wales Premiers.

The two games will be played at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre at Nathan on Saturday 19 September.

Brisbane Roar are set to appoint a new Head Coach.

Brisbane Roar Head Coach John Aloisi said the match would be extremely important in his squad's preparations for Season 11 of the Hyundai A-League.

"The Roar is proud to be able to connect with clubs, players and fans in the National Premier Leagues and I encourage everyone to come along and watch what I am sure will be two fantastic matches," Aloisi said.

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Football Queensland CEO Graham Lee believes the clash will give the region’s best players an opportunity to showcase their talent to potentially secure a professional contract.

“This match is a great opportunity for the best young talent in Queensland to put themselves in the shop window and hopefully take the next step in their careers,” Lee said.

“The National Premier Leagues are about player development and preparing the next generation of professional footballers and matches like this show that A-League clubs see the value in this competition.”