Why Indiah's ready to Roar

 

Indiah Riley who is now with Brisbane Roar's U17 side. 


Jets' striker signs with A-League giants

 

BRISBANE Roar have snapped up one of  Jets’ rising young stars – Indiah Riley.


The 14 year old striker from Murrumba Downs this month started training with Roar’s QAS Under 17 Girls’ squad at Meakin Park.


“I didn’t think I’d get in (the Roar squad),” said Indiah, who was selected after three weeks of trials. “It’s a bit scary, the intensity of training is higher and the players are better.


“I am sad to be leaving this group of girls, but they have all wished me good luck.”


It is a remarkable rise for Indiah who only took up football four years ago, after switching from rugby. She started at The Lakes and joined Moreton Bay United in 2015.


Indiah scored 26 goals as Jets were runners-up in the PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland Under 15 Girls’ last season – and 31 goals as Jets took the title this year.


Indiah’s coach at Jets, Phil Hughes, had no doubts about her abilities.


“She’s worked hard in training, always listens and tries very hard,” said Hughes, “I think Indiah has the potential to go all the way.”


Indiah’s goals helped Moreton Bay United finish second in their NPL Queensland competition last season and win the league title this year, with two games to play, including five in an 8-0 victory over Easts in their final home match.


Brisbane Roar’s U17 Girls play in the NPL Queensland Under Boys competition and will travel to Canberra for matches.


We wish Indiah the best of luck as she continues here career at Brisbane Roar.