Western Sydney Wanderers to host clinics in Bathurst, game in Mudgee

Oriol Riera of the Western Sydney Wanderers (left) celebrates a goal. He and his Wanderers teammates are set to be in Bathurst for community engagement clinics.
Oriol Riera of the Western Sydney Wanderers (left) celebrates a goal. He and his Wanderers teammates are set to be in Bathurst for community engagement clinics.

Western Sydney Wanderers are set to host community engagement clinics in Bathurst as part of the club’s new regional strategy which will coincide with bringing a game to Mudgee’s Glen Willow Stadium. 

Bathurst mayor Graeme Hanger said he is looking forward to having the Wanderers in the city.

“I am so pleased the Wanderers will be coming to Bathurst to meet our community,” he said.

“We’re looking forward to the team sharing their stories, skills and experiences.”

Dates are yet to be confirmed for the community engagement clinics, as well as the Mudgee fixture, with the 2018-19 A-League draw to be announced on Thursday, July 12.

The Wanderers’ regional strategy is part of the club’s work with Bathurst Regional Council, Mid Western Regional Council and Orange City Council to ensure that the club has a lasting footprint in the Central West region.

Wanderers chief executive officer John Tsatsimas believes the match in Mudgee is the perfect opportunity for the Wanderers to showcase the A-League to the entire Central West.

“We’re looking forward to engaging with and forming lasting relationships with the local communities of Mudgee, Bathurst and Orange this A-League season,” he said.

“The community round is always a very important match in the Wanderers schedule and we are proud to be playing in the first ever A-League match in Mudgee.”

The Wanderers won the AFC Asian Champions League in 2015 and have also appeared in three A-League grand finals (2013, 2014 and 2016).