Western Sydney Wanderer’s had accrued significant national press coverage for A league football glory and ongoing crowd disturbances at their home ground.
The acting General Manager requested a meeting to discuss the historical issues. Roles and responsibilities were discussed and a full home match safety and crowd review was conducted.
Findings were presented to the venue, club and NSW Police. Comparisons were given of the UK Premier League where roles and responsibilities’, command and control, intelligence gathering, training and communication are the key components of success. It was agreed to trial some of the methodology used in the UK at future games.
The raft of changes, proved a resounding success, by fans, club staff, stadium management and Police, demonstrating how a multi-agency approach, based on clear case studies and a desire for