The 2019-20 season saw the A-League introduce its 11th team to the competition with Western United joining the competition. Next season will be just as exciting as Macarthur FC will play their first ever season in the Australian top flight. Fans of the A-League are enjoying the first half of the season with Sydney FC leading the ladder. Supporters can get the latest information on bet bonuses and tips before the next A-League round with Efirbet before making a wager at their favourite sportsbook.
The Bulls are less than a year away from their A-League debut and the wheels are in motion for next season’s launch. With the days ticking away until their expansion, here is what you should know about the A-League’s new boys Macarthur FC.
The Head Coach
Former Sydney FC assistant coach and current Australia ladies national team coach Ante Milicic was appointed manager of Macarthur FC to lead the club’s first ever squad. The club appointed Milicic head coach in May 2019 giving him the chance to put the wheels in motion early for building the team’s inaugural squad.
The Bulls hope to make a major impact when they debut in 2020. Milicic has stated the team will play football on the front foot and attack opponents. Despite being a new entrant to the A-League, Macarthur FC and company will seek to take the game to their more experienced opponents.
A Community Club
Macarthur FC will have a groundbreaking membership program that will give supporters the chance to have a voice at the club. Adult club members will be able to vote for members of the club’s board of directors which will contain seven executives in total with two of them voted on by club members.
The club has also stated that three of the seven members of Macarthur FC’s board will be women. Supporters can join the foundation membership program for $95.
The foundation program will give Australian football fans a voice they have never had previously. According to Football Nation Radio, over 1,500 foundation memberships were sold in the first 48 hours of them going on sale.
Soccer Academy Partnership
The club has taken the unique step of partnering with the Charles Perkins Soccer Academy. The organisation will give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players across Australia the chance to compete in football and potentially fulfill their playing dreams. Macarthur FC won’t be the only club to work with the academy as other groups from the A-League will also work with it.
Bringing the Noise
The Bulls expect their first home match of the 2020-21 season to exceed 15,000 fans. Each supporter will be encouraged to bring cowbells to the game and to ring them throughout the match. The club hopes every Macarthur FC home fixture will be noisy affairs with fans constantly ringing their cowbells from the stands.
Macarthur FC remarkably secured $15 million of revenue before ever playing a football match. The club has already agreed several partnerships with local company Wisdom Homes and its subsidiary Hoot Homes buy sponsorships to be placed on the team’s kits.
The Bulls won’t kick off until next season but the sky is the limit. Macarthur FC are ready to set a new standard for football in Australia.