Western Melbourne relieved and ready to roll
The FFA has announced that two expansion clubs will be added to the A-League over the next two years.
Western Melbourne Group will be included for the 2019/2020 season, while Macarthur-South West Sydney will join the competition for the 2020/2021 season.
The Director and owner of the Western Melbourne Group, Lou Sticca, joined the Macquarie Sports Radio Breakfast show with Mark Levy and Mark “Piggy” Riddell relieved and overjoyed with the clubs successful bid to join the A-League as the first of two new clubs.
“It is a real sense of relief here as we’re all proud supporters of the game, and to get through after two years, we are just really delighted”, Sticca said.
Even with the ink not even dry on the Western Melbourne Groups appointment to the A-League, the club is extremely focused to start next years competition ready to roll.
“It is about nine months to kick off and the clock is ticking. There is no time to waste.”
The entrepreneur and soccer agent said the clubs base of Western Melbourne can be a powerhouse of Australian football even with rival teams and from other competitions and codes.
“If you go around this area you see AFL grounds and kids wearing Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo jerseys. This club will give these supporters something to touch and finally something to support.”
“This is the most unique opportunity and involvement I have ever had in sport. We are only a few clubs in Australia to own and build our own stadium and it is a game changer for sport.”
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