FFA chairman Lowy backs North Queensland Fury to remain

A-League club North Queensland Fury will remain afloat according to Football Federation Australia chairman Frank Lowy.
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A-League club North Queensland Fury will remain afloat according to Football Federation Australia chairman Frank Lowy.

The Fury have been battling financial problems for the past few months and have been forced to come up with $2.5million in sponsorship funds by the end of today to stay alive as a club.

Lowy said he expected the Fury to remain in the A-League for next season but urged the people of North Queensland to help out where they can.

“We have to get a submission from Fury today and I expect the submission to be favourable to make the decision to keep Townsville in the A-League," Lowy said.

"But we need everybody's participation there and I have indications that the participation is coming and if need be the FFA has to help them stay there, so be it.

"I'm expecting Fury to be part of the A-League next year.

“I think it's very important to keep football in North Queensland and not just abandon it, either by FFA or by the people of North Queensland, for a few dollars," he added.