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MEDIA RELEASE: Southern Expansion on new A-League expansion shortlist

Southern Expansion has welcomed today’s announcement by Football Federation (FFA) that the Club has been selected on the new shortlist of bids for A-League expansion. Southern’s Chairman is former NSW Premier Morris Iemma, who was appointed after the death of inaugural Chairman, Les Murray AM; its CEO is the highly-regarded former Chief Executive of NSW PCYC…

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Media Release | Southern announces new board members

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…

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Media Release | Southern says W-League expansion must be a priority

Southern Expansion Chief Executive Officer Chris Gardiner is calling on the FFA to give equal priority to W-League expansion when it announces new A-League licenses in the coming days. Mr Gardiner says a new W-League team will be fundamental to the creation of a modern, professional football club for the Southern region. “Southern has always…

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Media Release | Remembering the late and great Les Murray

The Southern Expansion Steering Group will join the friends and former colleagues of the late and great Les Murray, to commemorate the first anniversary of his death, at a special memorial service at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney tomorrow (Tuesday 31 July). As the founding Chair of Southern Expansion, Les worked tirelessly to build the…

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Arsenal FC Sports Scientist Darren Burgess joins Southern Expansion

Renowned Australian sports scientist, Darren Burgess, Director of High Performance at Arsenal FC in the English Premier League (EPL), will be joining Southern Expansion as a special High Performance Advisor upon the Club being granted a new A-League licence, it was announced today. Mr Burgess has been at Arsenal since June 2017 after being “hand-picked”…

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FFA shortlists Southern for A-League Expansion

Southern Expansion is one step closer to bringing A-League and W-League teams to the Southern Region after FFA announced the Group’s bid has been shortlisted for A-League expansion.   The Southern Expansion Steering Group is Chaired by former NSW Premier Morris Iemma, who was appointed after the death of inaugural  Chair Les Murray AM; its…

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Southern Expansion talks up female prospects

Southern Expansion CEO Chris Gardiner believes Steering Group’s bid has the communal and financial backing to succeed in the A-League and W-League. Gardiner — whose bid includes Chairman Morris Iemma and Head of Football Craig Foster — told The Women’s Game Southern Expansion have been able to provide a W-League since last year. “We offered…

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Former Socceroo backs Southern’s bid

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…

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St George great and ex-Socceroo Scott Ollerenshaw supporting Southern

On the eve of the short-listing of A-League bids, self-described ‘St George boy’ and ex-Socceroo, Scott Ollerenshaw, has come out in support of Southern Expansion, so the Southern Region finally gets “its own Club”. Ollerenshaw, who also played briefly with the Wollongong Wolves, said the tens of thousands of kids playing football in the Region…

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Socceroos pay tribute to late Southern founding Chairman, Les Murray

Three Socceroos stars have today paid tribute to Southern’s founding chairman, the late Les Murray AM Socceroos Mile Jedinak, Tim Cahill and Mark Milligan have paid tribute to Hungarian-Australian football icon and SBS commentator Les Murray ahead of the team’s clash with Hungary. Milligan said it was appropriate to honour the contribution made by Murray.…

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5 x home truths for Sydney FC.

Sydney FC should support, not resist, Southern Expansion, and if they need help with community engagement and membership drives in the population of over 2 million and registered player base of nearly 60,000 still available to them after Southern Expansion is established, we are willing to help. Read Southern’s 5 x home truths for Sydney…

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Sydney Semi-Final crowd proves case for Southern

Southern Expansion’s Chief Executive Officer, Chris Gardiner, says the disappointing 17,000 crowd for Sydney FC’s home semi-final in the “Big Blue” against Melbourne Victory last week demonstrates that a third competitor in the nation’s most populous city was an absolute imperative for the code. Read our Media Release for more information

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Southern’s Head of Football educating the Community

Southern Expansion’s Head of Football, Craig Foster, last night conducted a coaching seminar for coaches at South Coast Football, with more than 20 local SAP and elite development coaches from the region attending the event at Terry Reserve. Read our Media Release for more information

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Craig Johnston joins Southern Expansion

Australian and Liverpool legend, Craig Johnston, is joining the team at Southern Expansion, the Group bidding for A-League and W-League licenses for the Southern Region. Southern announced today that Mr Johnston will act as Technical Advisor for the new Club’s youth programs, working with Head of Football, Craig Foster. Read our Media Release for more

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Southern Expansion gives fans a voice

Southern Expansion, the Group bidding for A-League and W-League licenses for the Southern Region, has announced a unique administrative model which will allow its Members to have a direct say in the running of their new Club.   Read our Media Release for more information

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Southern welcomes A-League expansion process

Southern Expansion, the Group bidding for A-League and W-League licenses for the Southern Region, has welcomed today’s announcement of the formal process for expansion, saying the new Club will meet the FFA’s criteria to lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI).

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Southern Expansion teams up with Cronulla Sutherland Sharks

Southern Expansion has reinforced its commitment to bring A-League and W-League teams to the Southern Region by entering into a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cronulla Sutherland Sharks NRL Club, resulting in Southern playing a number of its home games at Southern Cross Group Stadium.

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Southern signs-up to use Jubilee Oval for home games

Southern Expansion, the Group bidding for A-League and W-League licenses for the Southern Region, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Georges River Council, which will see the new Club play a number of its home games at the iconic Jubilee Oval in Kogarah.

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Hon. Morris Iemma named as new Southern Chairman

The Southern Expansion Group is pleased to announce that former NSW Premier, the Hon. Morris Iemma, is the new Chairman of our Steering Group’s bid to bring A-League and W-League football teams to the Southern Region. click to read the full details in this post.

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