John Tsatsimas, the CEO of the Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club wishes to address some misconceptions relating to the active support area on match days to the Members:
The Western Sydney Wanderers since the end of last season has attempted to mediate the relationship between NSW Police and our active supporter group, the RBB.
The Club can confirm that it has received correspondence with a list of proposed implementations on match days. For the past five months we have met with the Police and nominated representatives of the RBB in attempts to arrive at a position that will maintain the atmosphere and enjoyment for all Members.
While the Club will never tolerate flares or any form of anti-social behaviour, the Club has opposed the severity of the proposals and what we believe is excessive and we feel compromises the enjoyable football experience.
Notwithstanding this we at all times maintain that Pirtek Stadium is to be a safe and family friendly environment.
The integral elements of active support will not be compromised and we will do everything within our means to ensure that the atmosphere of the Wanderers that we have come to know and love remains central to our purpose.
The Western Sydney Wanderers will always advocate for:
- An authentic football experience
- A positive impact by the active supporter area which has formed an integral part of the fabric of the Club and has contributed to the success of the Wanderers since its inception
The Club will continue to maintain this position.