Macarthur South West Sydney to host community forum at Cabra-Vale Diggers

The journey so far: Macarthur South West Sydney deputy chairman Gino Marra (middle) said community is what they are all about and they want to be successful on and off the field. Pictures: AAP
The journey so far: Macarthur South West Sydney deputy chairman Gino Marra (middle) said community is what they are all about and they want to be successful on and off the field. Pictures: AAP

Macarthur South West Sydney deputy chairman Gino Marra has confirmed Cabra-Vale Diggers will host a community forum in the next couple of weeks as the holders of a 2020 A-League licence edge closer to a name, colours and mascot.

It comes as the club rolled out a club survey to more than 80,000 people on Monday as part of their commitment to engage with the local community.

Thursday's first Campbelltown forum had to be moved from the Campbelltown Arts Centre due to size and is close to a sell out at the Campbelltown Catholic Club.  

"We expect the forums, online surveys to decide on a name, colours and mascot to be one of the largest community engagements in football history in this country” Marra said.

“We’ve said all along that we’ve got to be a club for the whole of south-west Sydney."

In December, Football Federation Australia gave the green light for Macarthur South West United to join Australia’s premier soccer competition in the 2020/21 season.

Marra said there had been plenty of behind-the-scenes work at Macarthur South West United since the announcement including meeting with schools, NPL Clubs, business leaders and football associations.

“We’re working on building an operational plan and a whole club philosophy,” he said. “We need a philosophy on what we want to stand for.”