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  • Vote for new Sydney club name and colours.


    Football fans can have a say in the name and colours to be chosen for the New Sydney Club representing Western Sydney in the Hyundai A-League for the 2012/13 season.


    A public vote was launched today as the third stage of a community consultation process involving a large cross section of fans from all over the Western Sydney region.


    So far the leading name contenders include Athletic, Wanderers, Strikers, Wolves and Rangers. Fans are also invited to suggest another name in this unique process.


    The majority of those canvassed so far have asked for the colours Red, Black and White to be the basis of the team’s colours with three combinations of these also up for vote.


    Fans are invited to lodge their preferences at www.footballaustralia.com.au/vote.


    From inception, an undertaking was made to ensure community engagement is at core of the new club with a process taking place over the past three weeks seeing more than 1,000 fans have had their say at seven community forums in Mt Pritchard, Parramatta, Rooty Hill, Penrith, Castle Hill, Campbelltown and Bankstown.


    Over 4,000 fans have already completed an online survey on the culture, values, name, colours, playing style, personnel and preferred home ground of the new club.


    The forums and the online survey have shown a clear preference for the club’s name to include the geographical reference of West or Western.

    A date has been set down for the first of the "Supporter" meetings.


    Sunday 3rd June 2012.


    At this meeting we hope for all supporters of the club both here and in other places online (and other groups) to come together to talk about the active support for the club.


    I know many people are getting restless at the perceived lack of progress. This meeting should enable everyone who attends to help decide how they wish to support the club. This may be in one large group, or several sub-groups. It will be an open meeting and I should hope everyone remotely interested in the active support/home end support will come along. If you don't come along you might not get to have your say. You may not get to see the vision or views of others. Hopefully this can ease any of the tension between various groups of people, and any other sub-groups.


    Please mark it down and try your best to attend.


    Further details will be given as per time/location later as they come to hand.