listen to gold coast united CEO troy bingham discuss the club's ambitions
Gold Coast United CEO Troy Bingham believes the reincarnation of the club will provide proper pathways to coincide with footballs growth on the Gold Coast.
Mr Bingham spoke with Carlos Alberto Diego on FNR_Football Nation Radio’s Calcio Café this morning about the initiative taken by members of the community to rectify previous failures.
“The united brand is very strong and there are people who love the brand. I just don’t think they were happy with how the club was run previously,” Mr Bingham said.
There are currently 11,000 registered juniors on the Gold Coast and Mr Bingham believes the club will act as an elite player pathway.
“There is an abundance of talent on the Gold Coast, all that was needed was the right structure with the right people to give it an opportunity to grow,” Mr Bingham said.
The club was granted an NPL license for the 2018 season as well as the license for the United brand by the FFA.
Mr Bingham also highlighted the club’s ambitions towards entering a team into the W-League as well as potentially into an expanded A-League.
“We think it’s realistic to get into the W-League in the next few years. We definently would be interested in stepping into the second tier of a professional Mens competition with the view of getting back into the A-League,” Mr Bingham said.
Gold Coast United will compete in the Queensland National Premier League in 2018.
Calcio Café airs daily from 7am-8 (AEDT) with Carlos Alberto Diego on FNR_Football Nation Radio.