A message to Wanderers members and fans from Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas.
A message to Wanderers members and fans from John Tsatsimas.
Firstly, I hope you and those around you are staying safe during these strange times.
We are in the midst of an unprecedented global event. We are faced with an evolving crisis that is affecting all of our families and friends, our businesses and our community.
These are trying times for all, and on behalf of the Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club, I take this opportunity to extend to all our members and fans our heartfelt best wishes on getting through this period.
Our members and fans are the beating heart of our club. During these past weeks the club has been inundated with messages of goodwill and we thank you for your continued support now and into our future.
We assure you that right now we are fighting for the survival of this football club and professional football in this country. We need your support now more than ever to get us through this extraordinary time to keep our club strong.
During this challenging period, we would like to provide you with an update on the current state of play for the Hyundai A-League and we certainly appreciate your understanding and patience as we continue to work through the complex issues that COVID-19 (coronavirus) presents for our club, our sport and way of life.
On Tuesday 24 March, Football Federation Australia (FFA) announced that it had postponed the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season effective immediately as a consequence of ongoing developments resulting from the spread of COVID-19. This decision was based on advice from the Australian Federal and State governments, consultation with medical experts and discussions with Professional Footballers Australia, our club and the other Hyundai A-League clubs.
The goal at this stage is to reschedule games as soon as it is reasonably possible to do so in order to complete the season. FFA will review the situation over the coming weeks and conduct a further assessment on the status of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season on 22 April 2020.
As a club, we will continue to provide you with updates as they become available, including what any decision on 22 April means for your 2019/20 season membership.
We really hope to have uplifting news on our next communication.
Once again, thank you for your continued support and stay safe.
Chief Executive Officer
Western Sydney Wanderers FC