Our bid ambassadors Brett Emerton (left), and Nick Carle
A joint statement issued by co-chairmen Gino Marra and Lang Walker, together with Mayor of Campbelltown Cr George Brticevic.
“The Macarthur South West Sydney A-League Bid is ready to activate our exciting plans for a new club in Sydney’s fastest growing region, but we fully understand and accept the decision of the FFA Board to defer the process.” Said Gino Marra, George Brticevic and Lang Walker in a statement. “The expansion process needs to have certainty for all parties. We are pleased to have been shortlisted in the final six bids, and welcome the opportunity to work in consultation with Football Federation Australia to progress our bid.
“Macarthur South West Sydney A-League Bid will stay in the process and promote the Bid for inclusion, whether that is next season or 2020-21. “Our case is compelling. We have a an A-League ready stadium, in Campbelltown Sports Stadium and two thriving grassroots associations, Southern Districts and Macarthur Football.
“Our true strength is found in the people of the region. We are a dynamic, growing and ambitious community. We are the only region with more than a 1 million people without a professional team from any code. We will deliver the dream of an A-League club to proudly represent Sydney’s south-west. It is just a matter of time.”