The A-League is Australia’s premier football competition. It is governed by Football Federation Australia (FFA) and currently has nine teams. The competition kicked off in 2005 with eight teams and has been going from strength to strength since inception. This bid will form an essential ingredient in the landscape of the A-League and its future.
The Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said having an A-League team representing the region would be an exciting opportunity for South West Sydney, and a source of community pride.
“There are strong reasons why a new team should be established in the region, and in particular at Campbelltown Sports Stadium, given its accessibility by both road and public transport. A substantial population growth is expected over the next 20 years which will see many families calling the region home,” he said.
“We already have strong, passionate grassroots support for football in our region, and this support will grow significantly as our region grows.
“Our community is calling out for, and is ready to have, a full-time sporting team with a full schedule of games based in the Macarthur region. This is a great opportunity to have a professional sporting team, playing at a national level, which lives and breathes our region.
“There’s a lot of work to be undertaken in developing the bid, but we have a compelling case for a team to gain entry into the A-League.”
League teams would play at Campbelltown Sports Stadium, providing residents of South West Sydney regular access to this elite sport on their doorstep and a home team that will plan, train, play and thrive with them, as they deserve. As the population of South West Sydney grows, so will this club. The children of the region will become the club’s representatives, and the Matildas and Socceroos of the future.
Campbelltown has welcomed both Sydney FC and the Western Sydney Wanderers with open arms, but it is now time that this region has its very own football club to embrace and support.