The A-League's newest club has been christened Western Sydney Wanderers, while the club's first three player signings have also been unveiled.
Revealed at a press conference by Football Federation Australia on Monday, the fledgling outfit assumes the name many predicted, with its colours to be red, white and black.
Joining the Wanderers as coach Tony Popovic's first signings ahead of the 2012-13 campaign are Australia youth international Aaron Mooy, former Newcastle Jets utility Tarek Elrich and exciting forward prospect Kwabena Appiah-Kubi, all of which are locally produced players.
"[They are] players that everyone out here will be able to engage with and be proud of," inaugural coach Tony Popovic told reporters at the press conference.
The Wanderers' first playing kit will be produced by Nike, and features horizontal black-and-red stripes.
A club crest has also been revealed, featuring the WSW acronym in white lettering on a red background.
One question still to be answered is when the Wanderers will play their home matches. Club executive chairman Lyall Gorman said the club would play some games at Paramatta Stadium, with Campbelltown Stadium and Centrebet Stadium in Penrith mooted as other locations.
Gorman described the arrival of the Wanderers as "monumental", emphasising the club's focus on representing the communities around them.
"Football's heartland will have its own team in the national competition," he told the A-League's website.
"The sons and daughters of western Sydney's rich football heritage will get to represent their region on the national stage and beyond across Asia and the world.
"Even more important is that this club will be different – it will be powered by the proud people of the west."
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