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Capital Football launches junior season as A-League bid ramps up

17 April 2018 8:06 AM
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Capital Football bosses will meet with Canberra's A-League bid officials within the next week in an attempt to "harness" existing soccer relationships and a supporter base from the 30,000 registered players in the city.

The FFA has called for expressions of interest for an A-League expansion licence to be submitted by May 24 and Canberra's bid will need to address financial capacity, a vision and an understanding of the capital's existing soccer community.

Capital Football boasts the highest participation numbers for sport in Canberra, with more than 12,000 juniors registered to play in competitions this year.

Capital Football chief executive Phil Brown pointed to the growth of female soccer after Canberra United joined the W-League as an example of the impact an A-League team could have in the capital.

"I think we'd all aspire for an A-League team here in Canberra ... History has shown by having Canberra United in the W-League that we've had one of the strongest ratios of female to male players," Brown said.


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