Soccer: Italian giants Juventus to back Fremantle City’s A-League bid

Fremantle City have submitted a bid for an A-League licence.
Fremantle City have submitted a bid for an A-League licence.

FREMANTLE could potentially be home to the state’s second professional soccer club, backed by Italian giants Juventus.

Fremantle City Football Club has thrown its hat into the ring for an A-League licence with expansion of the competition on the horizon.

The club established a formal partnership with Juventus last year and president Maurice Oteri told The Daily Football Show they would have further talks with the club about a substantial investment towards the bid.

Fremantle City’s website states it wants to help create WA’s first A-League derby and forge a rivalry with Perth Glory.

The website said the club wanted 10,000 foundation members and would have a strong connection with grassroots football.

“The Freo City A-League Bid is NOT about supporting Freo City,” the website says.

“It’s about supporting YOUR local grass-roots community club. The one run by an army of tireless volunteers, on very limited and stretched resources, with none of the funding that other sporting codes receive.”

Football Federation Australia will announce two new teams to enter the A-League for the 2019-20 season, taking the number of A-League teams to 12.

Bids from Southern Sydney, South-East Melbourne, Wollongong, Tasmania and Gold Coast have already been announced.

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