Lang Walker, Executive Chairman of Walker Corporation, is in support of, and proud
to be the Business Ambassador for the United for Macarthur A-League bid. This bid
will see a new A-league football team created to compete at national level.
The campaign to win the bid known as “United for Macarthur”, led by Campbelltown
City Council on behalf of the Macarthur Region, has won the support of major
industry, sport, political and community figures, with strong expectations for
Mr. Walker, Chairman of Walker Corporation, said “As a member of the Macarthur
community – having operated in the region for many years, we were excited by the
Macarthur’s bid for an A-League team and opportunity to show our support. The
Macarthur bid has the legs to win with the Campbelltown Sports Stadium in place
and ready to go, waiting for the new A-league team.”
“It makes perfect sense for one of the fastest growing populations in any urban area
of Australia to have its own football team in what is an exciting and successful
national competition”, he added.
Mr. Walker said a successful bid would trigger investment in the team, the sport and
future upgrades to the Campbelltown Sports Stadium and as a byproduct, other local
sporting facilities and clubs, creating sporting opportunities for future generations
while generating new jobs in the Macarthur area.
There are currently 11,000 registered footballers in the region with expectations for
numbers to grow to 20,000 in the future, with a clear pathway from junior leagues to
national level with an A-League team increasing awareness and interest in the sport.
Further there is the opportunity for a professional team to be established early and
grow with the Region…capturing the hearts and minds of its many residents.
The Bid is also aligned to the State Governments Corridor Strategy which will see
Leumeah transformed into a regionally significant sporting and entertainment
Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said the Macarthur community loved
their football, and news of the local bid had attracted a great deal of excitement and
“We have a unique opportunity for the FFA, where they can establish a new A-
League Team in a region that will strengthen the A-League competition and the
national football base by growing new supporters of the game. ” he said.
“Council is pleased to have the support of Lang Walker, a successful and respected
businessman with a strong commitment to the Macarthur Region.”
Mr Walker added: “I am especially pleased to be an ambassador for the bid as it is
community-based and owned in a co-operative model. This will generate further
investment in this fast growing region that will become home to near 1 million
people under the NSW Government Three Cities Strategy.”
Business and individuals interested in investing in the United for Macarthur bid can
find out more about investment opportunities at: https://unitedformacarthur.com.au/
Walker Corporation has a long history in the Macarthur region, with its successful
residential development in Appin and future Wilton New Town project. The
company has committed to the delivery of vital infrastructure and community
facilities as part of future projects in the region.
For more information about Walker Corporation, visit www.walkercorp.com.au
(02) 9267 4511.