Macarthur FC

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Macarthur FC
Macarthur FC Logo.png
Full nameMacarthur Football Club
Nickname(s)The Bulls
FoundedMarch 2017
GroundCampbelltown Stadium (2020–)
Capacity20,000
OwnerTBD
ChairmanRabieh Krayem[1]
ManagerAnte Milicic
LeagueA-League
WebsiteClub website

Macarthur FC is an Australian professional soccer club based in South Western Sydney, New South Wales. From 2020 it will compete in the country's premier soccer competition, the A-League, under licence from Football Federation Australia (FFA). On 13 December 2018, it was announced that the club would be accepted into the A-League as part of the new expansion process.[2]

History[edit]

The club's origins are in the merging of two separate bids during the league's expansion process in 2018, United for Macarthur and South West Sydney FC.[3] The two entities joined forces on 20 August 2018 to create Macarthur South West United Football Club, which later that year was chosen by the FFA to join the league in the 2020–21 A-League season.[4]

On 15 May 2019, the clubs name, logo and colours was officially unveiled at a gala held by the club at the Campbelltown Catholic Club.[5] The club would be called Macarthur FC and would go under the nickname The Bulls. Also announced as their inaugural manager was Ante Milicic.[6]

Colours and badge[edit]

The logo depicts a black and ochre bull which is contained in a crest where the inner border is black and the outer ochre with the club's name written in the aforementioned colours above the bull and three federation stars at the bottom. The bull is made reference to the region where a runaway herd of cattle was discovered in its past.[7] The federation stars symbolise the football community in Australia, the National Premier Leagues and the A-League. The logo features mainly black and white with the addition of ochre to highlight the Dharawal heritage of the area.[7]

Stadium[edit]

Location[edit]

Location Stadium Capacity Year
Campbelltown, New South Wales Campbelltown Stadium 20,000 2020–

Coaching staff[edit]

Football Department

Position Name
Head Coach Australia Ante Milicic
Assistant Coach TBD
Director of Football TBD

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Macarthur names ex-Fury boss as chairman". FTBL. Retrieved 2019-06-24.
  2. ^ https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/winning-expansion-bids-decided-report
  3. ^ http://www.southwestsydneyfootballclub.com.au/lead-story/macarthur-and-south-west-sydney-fc-join-forces-for-one-voice-in-a-league-bid/
  4. ^ https://www.foxsports.com.au/football/a-league/the-ffa-will-make-its-announcement-on-aleague-expansion-today/news-story/ac2b462aba29ffeb64e871f35867332e
  5. ^ Bartlett, Joshua (2019-05-15). "Macarthur FC Bulls charge into the A-League". Cowra Guardian. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  6. ^ "Milicic to take the helm of new club Macarthur FC". The World Game. SBS. 15 May 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Macarthur FC: New Hyundai A-League club confirms name, colours and logo". Hyundai A-League. Retrieved 2019-05-15.

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