Football Federation Australia, fans take first steps in establishing identity of A-League's new western Sydney team

The FFA viewed the first fan forum for the new club as a success, with A-League chief Lyall Gorman talking up the importance of the community's input

Fans have had their say in the first of a series of forums to establish the identity of the A-League's new western Sydney team.

With the club's name, colours and home base yet to be decided, A-League chief Lyall Gorman highlighted the importance of the forums and the fans' input.

"Tonight's discussion was a true indication of the passion for football in the region and the responses were extremely informative and will go a long way in deciding the direction of the new club," Gorman said at Thursday's forum.

"The advocacy and support of the local community in western Sydney will serve as the basis for the new Sydney club's foundations.

"The fan forums conducted across western Sydney will serve to guide and shape the club's colours, logo, culture, style and structure."

The establishment of the new club was announced on April 4, with Gold Coast United axed the following day.

FFA chief executive officer Ben Buckley weighed in on the long-term plan for a stadium for the club: "The plan is to one day have a purpose-built stadium for football in western Sydney," he said.

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