In response to the confirmation of the addition of two new expansion teams, APFCA Chairman Paul Lederer said:
“We acknowledge the good faith actions of the FFA board to complete the expansion process which it inherited. APFCA’s hope is that the Board’s decision marks a first step in releasing the true potential of the A-League. To that end APFCA Members will do all they can to facilitate the success of this round of expansion.
However, any further expansion must be under an independent league model. APFCA is committed to meeting the milestones of the New Leagues Working Group pathway unanimously created by the FFA Congress on October 2nd 2018 and in doing so creating an Independent A-League in time for next season. Only a league independent of governing body conflicts and artificial constraints can realise its true potential and the ambitions of those clubs wishing to join the A-League in the future.”
Mr Lederer is excited about the successful bids by Western Melbourne Group and Macarthur South West Sydney and APFCA will do everything in its power to ensure the success of the new entrants.