We are in the running to win Community Club of the Year for a third straight season in the FFDU Awards – Australia’s biggest fan-voted sports awards.As well as that, we have also been nominated for a number of other categories – including Print Publication of the Year – in the fifth year of the annual awards.
Having won both Community Club of the Year and Best Stadium Experience in our first two seasons, we have a chance to claim an unprecedented hat-trick in two separate categories but we need your vote.
As a club run for the people of Western Sydney, being in the running for Community Engagement Club of the Year is a huge honour.
Throughout the past year we have been involved in a variety of community programs to give back to the region by making a difference in the Western Sydney community both in a football and a societal sense.
In 2014 we were involved in over 800 community events and appearances at local schools, council initiatives and fundraisers for grassroots and elite clubs in the area.
The Wanderers provided support for charities such as Disability Services Australia, White Ribbon, Youth Off The Streets Outreach, Ronald McDonald House Westmead, Starlight Children’s Foundation and the YMCA.
Support has also been shown through the Wanderers unity and attendance at many multicultural events like the Africultures Festival 2014, Club Marconi Italian Republic Day, Blue Mountains Refuge Support Group, Arab Bank Australia Cup and Fiesta Kultura.
Other programs such as the Schools Cup, the Youth Asian Cup and the Wanderers Asian Community Cup were designed to bring people from different backgrounds in Western Sydney together to represent their country in a game of football and battle it out for Cup glory.
In other awards, Ante Covic and Tomi Juric have been nominated for A-League Footballer of the Year, this magazine has been nominated for Print Publication of the year while regular contributors Jessica Csaszar and Brad Hutchings both nominated in the Young Football Writer of the Year (Under 25) category.
Last season contributor to The Wanderer, Josh Bennett, took out Young Writer of the Year.
Click here to vote for The Wanderers in the FFDU Awards
Who to vote for...
Community Club of the Year: Western Sydney Wanderers
Best Away Day Experience*: Western Sydney Wanderers
Print Publication of the Year: The Wanderer
A-League Footballer of the Year: Ante Covic & Tomi Juric
Supporters Club Event of the Year: RBB Nato Berthaly Fundraiser
Radio Station/Show: C91.3 Who Do We Sing For & Around the Bloc
Young Writer of the Year: Jessica Csaszar & Brad Hutchings
Writer of the Year (Digital): Brad Hutchings
Aus Supporter Website of the Year: westsydneyfootball & redandblackbloc
Podcast of the Year: Around the Bloc
Photographer of the Year: Eric Berry & Jeff Walsh
*Formerly known as Best Stadium Experience