Melbourne City FC Powerchair Team have released the following statement:
We would like to inform our fans and supporters that we have made the hard decision to withdraw from the upcoming Australian Powerchair Football Club Championships to be held in Sydney next week.
The team had been preparing for the competition over the past few months but due to unforeseen circumstances, the team just doesn’t have enough players to attend.
We would like to wish both Julia Svaganovic and Luke David all the very best in the competition as they will be loaned out to South Melbourne Powerchair FC and Western Sydney Wanderers Powerchair Team respectively.
This is in no way, shape or form going to impact our sustainability as a club in the future. We are fully committed to participating in local competitions and at future national competitions. Plans have already begun on recruiting the next generation of City powerchair footballers for the years ahead.
We look forward to continuing our VPPL Pre-Season at the start of February and getting an early start on preparation for the 2021 Club Championships!