Confirmed: Champness secures loan move to Roar

Brisbane Roar have confirmed they have secured exciting attacker Joey Champness on a one-year loan deal for the A-League 2020/21 Season.

Champness has been loaned to Roar from parent club Newcastle Jets, where he is contracted for the next three seasons.

The loan deal sees the 23-year-old return to Brisbane, where he had a stint in the club’s youth ranks in 2016.

“I’m buzzing to be back on the pitch here in Brisbane, surrounded by my friends and family. I would also like to say a quick thank you to the Jets for granting this opportunity,” Champness said on Roar’s official website.

“People close to me know that I’m a very competitive person, always looking for that next challenge and I’ll give my all to anything put in front of me.

“This is my next challenge and I can’t wait to be back on the pitch in front of the Brisbane fans and doing my part to help this team and this club hopefully win some silverware.”

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Joey Champness


Champness returns to the A-League having spent almost a year in the USA pursuing a hip-hop career.

His latest single My Plan is closing in on 1,500,000 streams on Spotify.

Before he left the A-League, Champness was emerging as one of the young stars of the competition, making 36 appearances for the Hunter club.

“We have all seen just what Joey can do with a ball at his feet and to have a young, exciting player like him in our squad is something we are very excited about and I’m sure our fans are too,” Roar coach Warren Moon said.

As per league regulations, the terms of the deal means Champness will not be able to play against the Newcastle Jets while on loan at Brisbane.

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