Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Melbourne Victory calls for FFA action against Western Sydney Wanderers fans

Melbourne Victory calls for FFA action against Western Sydney Wanderers fans
December 30, 2013

Melbourne Victory has called on Football Federation Australia (FFA) to take swift action against travelling Western Sydney Wanderers fans after weekend violence in the Victorian capital.

In a statement released by Melbourne Victory today (Monday 30th December), calling on the FFA to take action after pre-game violence overshadowed the two club's weekend fixture.

The use of flares during the game also marred the on-field spectacle.

The statement read "Melbourne Victory Football Club wishes to express its disappointment at the unacceptable and inappropriate behaviour of some travelling Western Sydney Wanderers FC fans at AAMI Park on Saturday night.

"With no incidents in the 11 rounds prior, Melbourne Victory has now implored Football Federation Australia (FFA) to take the strongest possible action, after flares and detonators were let off in the away supporter bay throughout Saturday night's A-League fixture.

"Given the pending return of Western Sydney Wanderers on January 14, we believe significant sanctions and extensive planning are required to ensure there is no repeat of this behaviour.

"Melbourne Victory's absolute priority is, and always has been, to ensure football fans experience the safest and most enjoyable environment possible."

The statement said that Melbourne Victory was continuing to support Victoria Police with its investigations and it awaits a swift response from FFA

8th October 2013 - VICTORIA POLICE TO CRACK-DOWN ON ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR AT A-LEAGUE GAMES

21st February 2013 - VICTORIA ANNOUNCES TOUGH FINES TO CRACK DOWN ON SPORT HOOLIGANS 

14th July 2011 - VICTORIA POLICE APOLOGISES TO FOOTBALL FANS FOR 'EVICTION SCORE' TWEETS

21st January 2010 - BRUMBY SLAMS ‘UNACCEPTABLE’ OPEN HOOLIGANISM


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

SWIMPLEX AQUATICS

Swimplex Aquatics are a world-class company dedicated to the commercial pool, waterslide industry. We are Australian market leaders servicing all states Australia wide. Swimplex provide a full…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Design / Play / Waterparks

 
 
 

THE FITNESS GENERATION

The Fitness Generation is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

PathMinder

PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…

read more

Access / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 

Aussie Strength

We are Aussie Strength. The ultimate supplier for Commercial Gym Equipment that's built to deliver in the toughest environments. From USA-Built hardcore weight training equipment from Arsenal…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Augmented Creative

Augmented Creative is an open organization of like-minded and highly dedicated, creative people who conceive, plan and execute visual solutions. We pursue new and innovative visual ideas to help…

read more

Arts / Attractions / Consultants / Design / Tourism

 
 

Pico Play

Pico Play is a global leader in the planning, design, development and construction of world-class themed attractions and entertainment that deliver extraordinary and memorable experiences to millions…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Design / Recreation / Tourism

 
 

Perfect Gym

Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…

read more

Access / Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business