Ahead of the final Football Federation Australia (FFA) announcement of two new A-League Clubs, Southern Expansion has announced key appointments to join its Chairman, the Hon. Morris Iemma, on the foundation Board of its proposed Club. The five members of the foundation Southern Board are: • Jon Sutton, Managing Director and CEO of the Bank…
THE FUTURE OF
Southern Expansion is committed to bringing the best football played in Australia to the Southern Region.
With our bid for W-League, A-League and National Youth League licenses backed and fully supported by the St George, Sutherland and South Coast Football Associations.
We have a clear focus on developing the Southern Region into a football powerhouse by investing in our local community through grassroots pathways, professional development, shared training facilities and infrastructure to ensure that we are the strongest and most progressive football region in Australia.
THE SOUTHERN REGION
The Southern Expansion footprint covers the area known as the Southern Region. An area shaped by a strong and proud local football history with over 40,000 registered players and a population of over 1 million people.
From beautiful Brighton Beach on the shores of Botany Bay and all parts south to the Shoalhaven River, this area is the last major regional football market as yet under-serviced by professional football.
The Southern Region is represented by the St George, Sutherland and South Coast Football Associations and their committed volunteers, parents, players and fans that love their team and the great game of football.
“I am pleased to lend my support and voice to the campaign of the Southern Expansion and I look forward to the growth of football in the local area.”State MP for Oatley
- Mark Coure
“The southern Sydney region and the Illawarra have been the home of many fantastic Australian soccer players, and it is only fitting that the region has the best facilities and clubs to keep building future legends of the game.”State MP for Rockdale
- Steve Kamper
“It will be an exceptional opportunity for local players and have wide reaching benefits for both the region and the sport.”State MP for Kogarah
- Chris Minns
“The new Club will also deliver a wide range of benefits to local businesses, benefits which Council and the local chambers of commerce believe will prove to be a much-needed boost to the southern region’s economic development in years to come.”Sutherland Shire Council
- Councillor Jack Boyd
“It is evident that you have strong support from the grass roots level for the expansion of elite football in the area.”Sutherland Shire Council
- Mayor Carmelo Pesce
“We have thousands of players and fans who would embrace their own football club.”John Ajaka, MLC
- President NSW Legislative Council
“We believe that the Southern Expansion Group bid will not only enhance the local economy but also prove beneficial in supporting our local community, encouraging sport and recreation, and providing pathways for our local football players, which currently number in the thousands, to progress to a representative level in Australia and beyond.”Sutherland Shire Business Chamber
“I am very impressed with the plans of the Southern Expansion Group which will benefit football at all levels and also the economic, sporting and tourism in the regions.”Sutherland Shire Councillor
- Michael Forshaw