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"A club for the community by the community": United for Macarthur A-League bid spokesperson Fraser Neil
Spokesperson for the United for Macarthur A-league bid Fraser Neil says the people behind the bid have been “very active” despite keeping a low profile.
The bid coming out of the Campbelltown City council in South-West NSW is “for the community and by the community,” according to spokesperson Fraser Neil who guested on FNR_Football Nation Radio this morning.
“We’ve been very definite about how the club is going to be about the community,
“There is no other professional team based in the South-West Macarthur region and we have a stadium ready to go,” Neil said.
Neil revealed the club will implement a cooperative financial structure, like many clubs internationally, to coincide with the bid’s community orientated values.
“It’s going to be a cooperative structure as opposed to a company with the key difference being a one member one vote policy which prevents someone buying up a majority of shares and getting control,” Neil said.
The FFA announced expansion for two additional teams for the 2019/20 season with there being an overall view there will be further rounds of expansion to come.
While the United for Macarthur bid is not publicly recognised as a strong bid, Neil believes the club is “ready to go” for this round of expansion.
The club would play out of Campbelltown Stadium which has a capacity of 20,000.
“We want to be in now because we are ready to go more so than other bids, especially with having a stadium ready,” Neil said.
The Journos airs daily from 8am (AEST) hosted by Carlos Alberto Diego on FNR_Football Nation Radio
listen to fraser neil discuss the macarthur bid