Top turnout for club’s local home
WESTERN Sydney Wanderers’ crowds for their women’s and youth teams have increased by more than 30 per cent this season after the club introduced a new home ground at Popondetta Park, Mt Druitt.
Both the W-League and National Youth League sides debuted at Popondetta Park this season, drawing almost 2000 supporters.
The 2015 season also saw football overtake netball as the most popular sport for girls. Female football registrations have jumped by a massive 40 per cent since 2012.
Wanderers chief executive officer John Tsatsimas said the club would continue to play at the Mt Druitt ground.
“It’s important to play in venues around the western Sydney region,” he said.
“This is to especially recognise clubs in the community that have supported us consistently.”
The constitution of the club preserves its founding principles of “for the people of western Sydney, by the people of western Sydney”.