Just to let you know that what we call the A-League are expanding with two extra teams. A syndicate from Canberra have put forward a proposal for a team to come from Canberra. We already have a stadium, support from a large Chinese company who are prepared to put a couple of million in for us, a local Government who have promised $1.5m dollars a year for 10 years and and ties with a couple of English clubs. We are a sports mad town with 15 thousand attending rugby league, 12 thousand attending rugby union, our ice hockey team has just won the nation championship, we have a top basket ball team. The only thing we need is a football team. Once every now and then an A-League game is held in Canberra, the last one was Perth v Central Coast. Perth is a four hour flight away and CC a 6 hour drive, 6000 Canberrans turned up for the game, not many from Perth or CC.
Canberra has a population of just under 300,000, yet we can support all our sporting teams. Also my three grandsons and myself all have Halifax Town shirts, funny how people come up to us and say oh Halifax Town shirt, Doh because it says Halifax Town on the shirt.
If we are successful in get an A-League team in Canberra there will be at least four Halifax shirts in the crowd.