Thousands of Leeds United fans will travel to Western Sydney next month to watch their team play in the historic first football game at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday 20 July.
Around 7000 fans of the iconic English club are expected at the game against the Western Sydney Wanderers with around 1000 Leeds faithful making the trip from England.
Leeds United captain Liam Cooper says the team can’t wait to get to Australia and see all the fans.
“On behalf of myself and all the players and staff at Leeds United, we want to let you all know how excited we are to be heading to Sydney to meet you all,” said Cooper.
“We appreciate the support you give us all the way from down under and we hope to see you all when we land in July. Take care, we’ll see you soon.”
Leeds’ visit to Australia coincides with the club’s 100th anniversary with celebrations set to begin while they’re Down Under. Sydney-siders will be some of the first to get their hands on the new Leeds anniversary merchandise.
Yesterday the first group of Leeds fans stepped in to Bankwest Stadium to visit the seats they will call home in the southern end of the Stadium on 20 July.
Leeds are well-known for their passionate and vocal support and they’ve promised to bring the noise next month.
Leeds United NSW supporters group chairman Brendan O’Neill believes the fans will make Bankwest Stadium a cauldron of sound.
“The volume Leeds fans bring to any game is off the Richter scale,” said O’Neill.
“Whatever happens, we will always sing loud and proud for our team.
“It’s a great chance for the Wanderers fans to come out and experience the loudest fans in the world.”
Leeds have a strong connection with Australia, and Sydney will be haven for their fans with a number of events planned.
On Friday 19 July, Leeds faithful will swarm to Cheers bar for the official fan party that will feature a host of prizes to be won and a Q&A with Leeds United special guests. Fans can register their interest here.
A pre-match gathering for Leeds fans will also be held at the Commercial Hotel in Parramatta on the day of the game.
Leeds will also begin their 100th anniversary celebrations while on tour.