FFA wants financial backing for North Queensland Fury to stay afloat

Football Federation Australia chairman Frank Lowy has called for financial backing for A-League club North Queensland Fury otherwise it will be no more.

Football Federation Australia chairman Frank Lowy has called for financial backing for A-League club North Queensland Fury otherwise it will be no more.

FFA is currently propping up the Townsville-based operation but Lowy’s recent comments indicated they would not do the same next season and want the mooted community based model to kick in sooner rather than later.

“We will want to have a substantial sum of money that is required to run the team from Townsville – then we will look at what we can do,” Lowy said today.

“This job is for the people of Townsville. We will assist them but we will not carry the Townsville team on our books. This is not what we are supposed to do.

“The money we have belongs to all of the clubs. We can’t just support one club. We don’t have any resources to do that.

“If there is to be a club in Townsville it’s up to the Townsville people. They’ve got to want it, and they’ve got to pay for it. We will assist but will not take the load on.”

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