FFV Statement - Alamein FC

New playing name for club previously referred to as Melbourne United

Football Federation Victoria (FFV) would like to announce that PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Women's club Alamein FC is the new playing name for the club previously referred to as ‘Melbourne United’.

The Club applied for a PS4 NPLW licence with 21 other Applicants in June last year. The Club was established by Ashburton United, one of FFV’s largest community clubs with a successful history in women and girls’ football, to apply for one of eight inaugural PS4 NPLW licences.

‘Melbourne United’ was one of three playing names proposed in the Club’s licence application.

The Club was successful in its application and was granted a three year licence to participate in the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Women’s competition commencing this year.

The name change has come at the request of FFV due to the broad geographic region to which ‘Melbourne United’ refers.

Alamein FC President Alan Cubbon said “The name Melbourne United was intended to describe and support the inclusiveness and broad appeal of the centrally based Ashburton led entry into the PS4 NPLW.

"Alamein FC demonstrates an entirely different approach to the name whereby we have tried to acknowledge the club’s heritage and the community that has supported its growth.

"The club has adopted the name of the train line that runs through its heartland and ends in the area around Ashburton that was settled by returned servicemen after WWII adjacent to the club’s future home at Warner Reserve."

FFV would like to thank the Board of Alamein FC for their cooperation in working with it to resolve this issue and in determining the new club name, Alamein FC.

“The Board and staff of Alamein FC have worked closely with FFV to resolve this matter," FFV CEO Peter Gome said.

"I would like to thank them for their professional and cooperative approach in this regard."

FFV will support Alamein FC in their work re-branding the Club to reflect the name change so that they will be ready well ahead of kick-off in the inaugural PS4 NPLW season in March.

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