Signing news: Ingham departs Mariners to join Fowler’s Roar

Jai Ingham has joined Robbie Fowler at Brisbane Roar, less than six weeks after he signed on with Central Coast Mariners.

In a bizarre turn of events for the New Zealand international, Ingham has returned to the club where he made his Hyundai A-League debut back in 2014.

The 25-year-old has inked a two-year deal with the Mariners and June, and appeared to be settling well into Alen Stajcic's first-team plans, scoring a double in last week’s 5-0 friendly win over Charlestown City Blues.


“It’s an unbelievable opportunity, especially to play under [Head Coach] Robbie Fowler,” Ingham told Roar’s official website.

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“I think it’s going to be a great year for Brisbane Roar and I’m very excited.

“I can’t wait to learn off him [Fowler]. I’ve learnt a lot at my previous clubs and I can’t wait to continue learning here in Brisbane.”

Ingham, who has featured four times for the All Whites, is Roar’s 12th signing of the off-season so far.


He’ll add plenty of pace to a Roar attack that also features the speedy Dylan Wenzel-Halls, Irish striker Roy O’Donovan and Welshman Aaron Amadi-Holloway.

“There’s some very good players here which makes for healthy competition and makes the team environment strong,” Ingham said.

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“I’m excited to get out there, start training, getting amongst it and helping the boys.”

Before joining the Mariners, Ingham spent three seasons with Melbourne Victory and was part of the squad that won the 2017/18 Championship.

Jai Ingham scored four goals in 52 appearances for Melbourne Victory
Jai Ingham scored four goals in 52 appearances for Melbourne Victory