North Queensland Fury keen to play in Cairns

A-League club North Queensland Fury are keen to play competitive matches in Cairns soon.

Fury chief executive Rabieh Krayem confirmed the Townsville-based operation wanted to become more of a community club by playing matches in other areas of the far north.

Krayem told the Cairns Post that games would be staged in Cairns but only if the community wanted it.

"I would like to play A-League games in Cairns and there is no reason why we can’t," Krayem said.

"I am not talking pre-season. We have got to take the A-League product up there. What we need to do first is make sure we have got enough of a support base and that government at state, federal and local level is behind it."

And Krayem said that Football Federation Australia were behind their potential shift into other community areas.

“The FFA know that for the Fury to succeed, they have to spread their wings. They are supportive, but we need to put things in place," he added.

"I haven’t had a chance to talk to council but I will. It’s a great concept.

"We don’t want to come to Cairns as a guest, we want to play there as a team representing northern Australia."