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A-League new boys Macarthur Southwest Sydney set date for club identity reveal
By Daily Football Show - March 21, 2019

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The A-League’s 12th club has set a revamped timeline for the revelation of its identity – including crest and colours – with an announcement to come in May, according to its deputy chair.

Previously slated for March as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, key Macarthur figurehead Gino Marra told Thursday’s Daily Football Show the club’s outlook had been reworked.

Marra attributed that reassessment to the level of engagement the club had received, whether via two formal community forums, social media platforms or a short six-question survey.

The mission of those forums is to engage supporters and collate views on key club components, such as identity.

“There’s been engagement on our social media of just over 110,000 people; that is the biggest bit of community engagement of any football club out of any code in this country, ever,” Marra explained.

“When we do come out with the name and number and colours, what we’re calling our club DNA, we would have got across so many people that we’re confident we’re doing the right thing.

“We pushed back because of the amount of engagement that’s come in.

“There’s going to be over 3,000 people that have completed the survey online now and there was probably about half a dozen questions, so we’re collating all of that.

“Our view is that we should close the survey by the end of this month and then we’ll start the process of workshopping the top three names and colours and logo and so forth, and trying to get all of that done for a May launch.”

The forums have and will be held in Campbelltown, Southern Districts (Liverpool/Fairfield) and Bankstown.

Macarthur – currently using a working title while a formal club name is decided upon – will enter the A-League in the 2020-21 season, playing out of the purpose-built Campbelltown Stadium.

 

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Football Federation Australia (FFA) has provisionally suspended Adelaide United player Ken Ilso Larsen under its National Anti-Doping Policy.

 

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Westfield Matildas Head Coach Ante Milicic has confirmed his 23-player squad for Australia’s forthcoming international friendly against the United States of America in Commerce City, Colorado.

 

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Australia U23 6 (A.Majok 2, P.Waring 2, T.Deng, T.Mourdoukoutas) def Chinese Taipei U23 0

 
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Next game should be much tougher.

Korea Republic U-23 v Australia U-23 (2020 AFC U-23 Championship Qualification – Group H)
Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Venue: Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Kick-off: 5.00pm (local); 9.00pm (AEDT)
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Australia U23 2 (N.D'Agostino 2) drew with Korea Republic U23 2


The Australian U-23 Men’s national team have secured a place at the 2020 AFC U-23 Championship in Thailand next January after finishing their qualification matches in Phnom Penh, Cambodia undefeated on Tuesday evening.

 

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Australia U23 2 (N.D'Agostino 2) drew with Korea Republic U23 2


The Australian U-23 Men’s national team have secured a place at the 2020 AFC U-23 Championship in Thailand next January after finishing their qualification matches in Phnom Penh, Cambodia undefeated on Tuesday evening.

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A-League club takes another step forward towards official name

The South West Sydney Magpies? or Macarthur FC?
These are just a couple of the names suggested for Macarthur's new A-League team.

Macarthur South West United has wrapped up its community online surveys, where residents gave feedback on what the club's name, colours and mascot should look like.

The surveys opened in January and United's deputy chairman Gino Marra said that he was delighted with the community's response.

Mr Marra said the club aimed to make an official team announcement in May.

"We received about 4000 surveys. We are now collating that data which is a mammoth task," he said.

"We have had some great suggestions and it's been a great response."

The online surveys were complemented by a series of community forums across Macarthur and south-west Sydney, including one at Cabra-Vale Diggers.

Mr Marra said each of the forums were well attended.

"People are really getting behind us," he said.

The campaign for Macarthur to gets its own A-League team launched in late 2017.

In early 2018, United for Macarthur and South-West Sydney both officially announced they would make bids to join the A-League.

South-West Sydney and United for Macarthur were announced in May as two of 10 successful bids from across Australia to progress into the final phase of A-League expansion.

The two bids merged in August to become the Macarthur South West United bid.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) announced two months later that Macarthur South West United was one of six teams to survive the latest A-League culling process.

Last December, the FFA gave the green light for Macarthur South West United to become an A-League team.

Mr Marra told the Advertiser at the time that the announcement was "great news for the region".

"I believe this team will put our region on the map," he said.

"People really care about football down here and I think it's just going to grow."