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Apr 13, 2012   |  2:34AM AET

New Sydney club moving in right direction at fan forum

New Sydney club moving in right direction at fan forum

Dreams of a Hyundai A-League team in Sydney’s west moved another step closer to reality with fans having their say on what they wanted.

Dreams of a Hyundai A-League team in Sydney’s west moved another step closer to reality with fans having their say at the first forum on the new franchise, which took place at Mounties, Mount Pritchard.

Head of the A-League Lyall Gorman was on hand to address the fans and he was pleased with the passion the fans had for the new team and believed they would continue to play a real role in how the club would be shaped.

“Tonight’s discussion was a true indication of the passion for football in the region and the responses were extremely informative and will go a long way in deciding the direction of the new club,” said Head of A-League Lyall Gorman.

“The advocacy and support of the local community in Western Sydney will serve as the basis for the new Sydney club’s foundations.

“The fan forums conducted across Western Sydney will serve to guide and shape the club’s colours, logo, culture, style and structure.”

The fervour reached a fever pitch at one point during the evning with fans ready to sink their teeth into a rivalrly with Sydney FC, at one point chanting “Western Sydney FC”.

FFA CEO Ben Buckley also shed light on the matter of a stadium, saying “The plan is to one day have a purpose built stadium for football in Western Sydney”.

Fans were passionate about the subject and below are some of your Tweets on the forum.

Richard Tonkin said: share the home grounds, parramatta, Penrith, bankstown. So all of the west can enjoy. #newsydneyclub

Gerard le Breton said: purpose-built stadium with acadamy centre should be long-term dream. Focus on how to get that dream.

Warren Thomson said: West Sydney FC great idea! Great way to show appreciation! #NewSydneyClubForum.

Carlos Romero said: Removing the ‘West’/’Western’ word from the new team name is a winner too eg Sydney Magic, Dream etc

You can join in on Twitter @NewSydneyClub and on facebook at www.facebook.com/newsydneyclub.