Top turnout for club’s lo­cal home

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - SPORT -

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”.

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