FFA considering A-League expansion bids, chief exec David Gallop pleased with response
Fifteen bids for two new A-League clubs will be assessed in the next 10 days by Football Federation Australia (FFA).
The FFA received 15 expressions of interest by Thursday's deadline with chief executive David Gallop heartened by the response.
"We started this process looking forward to seeing how many groups would emerge that are genuinely interested in investing in the new clubs and growing the A-League," Gallop said in a statement on Friday.
"As of last night, we have evidence that the interest is genuine, thoughtful and committed."
The submissions will be assessed in the next seven-to-10 days, with those meeting criteria invited to offer an official proposal.
Gallop said that process was due to begin on June 11 with the FFA intending to announce the two new clubs in October.
Bids were received from entities in Canberra, NSW including south-west Sydney, Wollongong and Campbelltown, Queensland including Gold Coast and Ipswich, Adelaide, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia.