Western Melbourne Group is delighted to confirm that the club has been granted a licence to join the Hyundai A-League in the 2019/20 season.
The official announcement by Football Federation Australia today paves the way for an exciting and innovative sporting and infrastructure project for the Western Melbourne community, based at the club’s epicentre at Wyndham.
“The Western Melbourne Group could not have achieved this momentous opportunity to be awarded an A-League licence without our incredible partners, Wyndham City Council,” said club spokesperson Steve Horvat.
We thank the Mayor and Councillors of Wyndham City Council along with their CEO Kelly Grigsby and Business Director Kate Roffey. Their vision from day one in identifying our future home has been a cornerstone of our bid.
“Most of all we thank the people of Western Melbourne for daring to dream and giving the bid team the energy and drive to make this happen. Football is all about the fans and Western Melbourne will be fan-centric in everything we do.”
We would like to thank the FFA and their consultants Deloitte for their diligence and professionalism throughout the bid process.
“We share the vision of taking A-League football to the next level, to growing the game here at home and taking the Australian game to Asia,’ Horvat said.
“The West is not just a place, it’s an attitude people want to identify with. It embraces diversity, it’s proud of our many histories and excited about the future.”
There is a rich footballing history in this region, successful clubs and a long line of players that have graced the local and international stage. We intend to respect and embrace all that have come before us and bring a whole new audience to the Beautiful Game.
We begin work today on building a Club the West will be proud of and we promise to make every decision for the good of the game.