South West Sydney FC has today added Rob Laws, former head of the Macarthur Football Association, as a community ambassador.
With over 30 years experience at community and NPL levels of the game in the Macarthur and South-West region, Laws is a local football identity through and through.
And he’s keen to ensure Macarthur and the entire south-west community are represented by South-West Sydney FC’s A-League bid.
“I see tremendous benefits in an A-League team representing the whole south-west area, and the combination of Southern Districts Association and the Macarthur region brings huge advantages in a total football sense,” Laws said on Friday.
“South-West Sydney FC is backed by genuinely passionate football people who understand the game and are focussed on bringing the A-League to our entire community, and they are very keen to include Macarthur-based football supporters should their bid be successful.
“Rob joining our club as a community ambassador is another step in the right direction for our A-League bid,” said Marra.
“Rob is fully invested in football in this region, he’s as passionate as we all are about football and bringing an A-League team to our community.
“We will continue to build our club with a combination of local people, local money and local football knowledge. And we’re absolutely delighted to have Rob join us on this journey.”
Today’s news comes after two large local businesses pledged their support this week to South-West Sydney FC.
STM (Sydney Trucks & Machinery) and HRM (HR Macarthur) both signed on to join the club’s corporate partner family this week.
South-West Sydney is the only 500,000 plus population region in Australia that has no sporting side playing full-time in their region.
There are around 25,000 registered football players male and female in South West Sydney, with over 70 clubs and more than 3600 players playing NPL football.
An A-League club in South West Sydney would complete the pathway from grassroots to NPL and onto the elite level.
And with an estimated two million residents tipped to call South West Sydney home by 2035, the potential of the area is clear for all to see.