MLF SECURES LOCAL OWNERSHIP FOR CALIFORNIA TEAMS
Major League Footy has secured local administrative operators/ownership groups for four Southern California franchises, set to become the foundation of the winter footy league’s Western Conference.
Details are being finalized, with a further announcement forthcoming.
Major League Footy clubs operate on an Americanized ‘franchise’ model, rather than the ‘club’ model traditional to Australian football.
Projected to begin play for the 2018-’19 Winter (November-March) season, the Anaheim Hawks, Los Angeles Warriors, Orange County Aviators and San Diego SeaWolves will be operated by two independent ownership groups, each operating two clubs.
Both administrative/ownership groups bring proven footy experience, assuring the league’s Western Conference will field solid organizations both on and off the ground when the clubs begin competitive play next season.
While the groups will independently administer their clubs, venue selection, match scheduling, broadcast and social media will be administrated at the league level.
As in the winter circuit’s 2016-’17 Inaugural Season, this year’s competition will be based in Florida, with an expanded number of local clubs. Those sides are joined by sides representing Pittsburgh and Philadelphia in a model based on the ‘State of Origin’ tradition.