Murray United enters its fifth season of competition hoping to achieve many goals on and off the pitch.
The club conducted its official season launch at Albury’s QEII Square on Sunday, with chairman Darren Yates, senior captain Ashley Dunn and technical director Adam Carty all addressing the crowd.
Yates revealed the club’s long-term vision is to secure a home of its own.
“The facility we’ve got at La Trobe is good, but we’re obviously sharing with Wodonga Diamonds,” he said.
“Board members are in regular dialogue with all levels of government, lobbying hard to get us a state-of-the-art facility and we’d love that to be at Baranduda Fields.
Yates and the board have set a target of a top-six finish for the senior team.
“It’s a real focus to ensure we maintain our senior team at the second level of football in Victoria,” he said.
“It would be great if the senior team had a bit of a (FFA) Cup run as well.
“We look forward to (head coach) Elliot (Jones) and Adam (Carty) leading our football department, building on the Melbourne Victoryrelationship and seeing the development of all our junior players and our coaches.”
Yates was also proud of the club’s continual development of female players.
Last season, six girls played in Murray’s junior sides and that number has increased to 11 in 2019.
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