[First filed: Aug 26, 2010 @ 10:50]
Does anyone have any recent information on Canberra’s attempts to get an A-League team? I am one of the “foundation members” who payed $200 and I assume some of you are also?
The bid page http://www.a-league4canberra.com.au/ no longer seems to work, is there a new website I am not aware of? I have not received any emails recently either.
Happy for my $200 to be retained for the cause as I would love a local football team, just wondering if this has turned into a Nigerian scam…
UPDATE: We’ve had the below in from the A-League bid to clear things up:
The website went down because the domain registration had lapsed, we have now renewed the domain and in the process of getting the website back up.
The funds are held in trust under a trust deed with SOMB and is currently earning good interest in a term deposit. Under the terms of the trust deed the funds are to be used for a new Canberra team, if the trustees deem that there is no chance of a team up until 30/12/2012 the money will be refunded. This trigger point has not been reached yet.
We intend to formally write to the FFA to determine what our prospects are like.