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United for Macarthur A-League bid - Expression of Interest submitted

Publish on 25 May 2018 All suburbs Airds, Ambarvale, Bardia, Blair Athol, Blairmount, Bow Bowing, Bradbury, Campbelltown, Claymore, Denham Court, Eagle Vale, Englorie Park, Eschol Park, Gilead, Glen Alpine, Glenfield, Gregory Hills, Holsworthy, Ingleburn, Kearns, Kentlyn, Leumeah, Long Point, Macquarie Fields, Macquarie Links, Menangle Park, Minto, Minto Heights, Mount Annan, Raby, Rosemeadow, Ruse, St Andrews, St Helens Park, Varroville, Wedderburn, Woodbine, Woronora Dam, Outside LGA,

Media release 24 May 2018

The United for Macarthur A-League bid was submitted to the Football Federation of Australia today.

The Macarthur region is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia, projected to reach one million plus people. 

Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said the United for Macarthur bid presents a new region for the A-League to establish a new team and grow a new fan base.

“The United for Macarthur team has been working hard on all aspects of the bid, especially the Expression of Interest document,” he said.

“Campbelltown City Council has led this bid with support from our neighbours Camden and Wollondilly councils, State and Federal Members, the business community and Macarthur Football Association.  It has been fantastic how the Macarthur community has united to throw its support behind this opportunity.”

“Our amazing ambassadors – Lang Walker (Business), Brett Emerton (Sport) and Kaarle McCulloch (Community) have been core to our United for Macarthur Bid.

“True to the community focus, the new A-League Club will be managed by the Macarthur United Football Co-operative Ltd.  Through this structure our community can be true owners of the club, buying a slice of the team.

“In our EOI we have highlighted that we have a stadium that is ready to go, we have strong and growing business interest and support, and we are united in our desire to have an A-League team to call our own.

“The outcome of the EOI will be announced in June.  If shortlisted a more detailed proposal to the FFA will be required by 31 August.  It is expected that successful bids will be announced at the end of October 2018, with boots on the ground for 2019/20.”

To find out more about the United for Macarthur A-League bid, visit unitedformacarthur.com.au.

For media enquiries, contact media@campbelltown.nsw.gov.au or phone 02 4645 4240.

 

 

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