Signing news: Roar promote Academy trio on Hyundai A-League scholarship deals

Three of Brisbane Roar's emerging youngsters have caught the eye of head coach Robbie Fowler, signing scholarship contracts for the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Season.

Goalkeeper Macklin Freke defender Kai Trewin and 16-year-old Jordan Courtney-Perkins have been promoted, the club confirmed on Monday.


The three Roar Academy products join defender Izaack Powell, who is the club’s youngest ever Hyundai A-League player, as the Queensland outfit's scholarship quartet for the upcoming campaign.

“As a Queenslander, I’m proud to have earned a scholarship with my hometown club,” said Freke, who was Roar's first Foxtel Y-League Championship-winning goalkeeper.

“I’m looking forward to continue training hard, doing my best to impress the coaches and contribute to the squad this season.”

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The four players will all have the opportunity to train alongside Roar's Hyundai A-League side this pre-season.

All four are also experienced at a national level with Trewin and Freke featuring heavily in the Young Socceroos set-up in recent years.

Powell and Courtney-Perkins also recently attended a 30-player Joeys camp at the Australian Institute of Sport ahead of this year’s FIFA U17 World Cup.

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Brisbane Roar's teenage defender Jordan Courtney-Perkins