QRU set to sue Brisbane Roar

Just as Brisbane’s much publicised financial dramas seemed to be stabalising, one of the clubs biggest creditors is set to launch legal action to recover their debut.

It was revealed on 7 news tonight –link-, that the Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) were set to launch legal action to receive payment on what they claim is a year of unpaid rent.

The claim relates to unpaid rental costs of Brisbane’s former training venue at Ballymore, a venue the Roar called their training base from 2009 until the end of last season.

The claim calls for the Roar to repay the debt, before August 19, or the company ‘Brisbane Roar Football Club Pty Ltd’ will in all likelihood be placed in liquidation.

This news appears to have come out of the blue,  with reports that this months player and staff payments were made on time, however with a long line of creditors it was only a matter of time.

In a statement, QRU chief Jim Carmichael said in a statement:
“It is disappointing that, not for the first time, the QRU is owed money by the Brisbane Roar,” “Maybe the FFA need to examine the ownership model of their A League franchises and now provide some level of comfort to organisations who have supported this franchise over a number of years and through their difficult times off the field.”

Brisbane Roar offered no comment on the matter.

This evening’s development overshadows what was a terrific performance from the clubs youth side, who defeated Moreton Bay Jets 1-0 this afternoon at Perry Park. A 61st minute goal from Samuel Sibatuara was enough to secure an upset win which potentially dents the title hopes of the Albany Creek based side.

The Youth side’s next clash in the NPQ is next Sunday afternoon against Olympic at Goodwin Park.

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One Comment on “QRU set to sue Brisbane Roar”

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