We have today provided an update on the COVID-19 challenges the club’s Isuzu UTE A-League Men’s team are currently facing.
Following the postponement of the club’s last three fixtures, the Wanderers can confirm that a number of Men’s team players and staff remain in isolation after testing positive to COVID-19.
The Wanderers have been strictly following the protocols outlined by the Australian Professional League (APL) with regular RAT and PCR testing used to detect the virus with players and staff going into immediate isolation upon detection.
Despite the ongoing disruption to the club’s training, playing, and administrative schedule, the Wanderers primary concern is the health, wellbeing, and safety of all players, staff and their families.
The Wanderers can confirm that those in isolation have been following NSW State Government isolation protocols.
Players and staff are being regularly monitored by the Wanderers medical team with our positive cases having experienced a variety in the severity of their symptoms, but are all in good spirits.
The Red & Black are hopeful that the majority of players and staff are able to return to training at the end of this week following negative results.
Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas spoke about the current challenges the club is facing.
“The last month has been very difficult to navigate with our Liberty A-League Women’s, Isuzu UTE A-League Men’s, administration, and football staff all facing challenges as a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak,” said Tsatsimas.
“Our priority is always the health and safety of our players and our community with the recent match postponements reflective of that.
“With 10 matches still to be played at CommBank Stadium this season for our Isuzu UTE A-League Men’s team, we understand the frustrations with the current state of play and look forward to soon hosting these matches in front of our passionate members, fans and partners.”
The Wanderers would like to take this opportunity to thank their members, fans, and partners for their ongoing patience and support during this constantly changing landscape and hope to have the Isuzu UTE A-League Men’s team in action soon.
The Red & Black’s Liberty A-League side will next be in action this Sunday when they take on Perth Glory at Central Coast Stadium. The match will be broadcast live on Paramount+.