Former Socceroo Scott Ollerenshaw believes the St George district is an “untapped market” for football and that “tens of thousands” of football fans will not connect with the A-League until they have their own team.
Ollerenshaw grew up in the area and built his international career at St George Football Club.
While Sydney FC have represented the area since their inception in 2004, Ollerenshaw said the region needed its own team if it was going to properly connect with the sport.
“I know this region. I speak to people in the region all the time about the game and about their kids’ involvement in the game. They’re not connected,” he said.