Macarthur FC's inaugural A-League campaign is taking shape. As well as signing several key players, the Bulls have also set up their training base at the Fairfield Showground and welcomed Cabra-Vale Diggers as a community partner.
Ivan Franjic: The Socceroo defender and former Perth Glory player has played 20 games for the Australian side and previously worked with Bulls coach Ante Milicic at the 2014 World Cup and the 2015 Asian Cup.
Milislav Popovic : The Liverpool local is returning home to Australia after stints in Italy, Germany and Austria, where he played with FC Cologne and Eintracht Braunschweig. He cut his teeth as a junior with the Southern Districts Metro team, Marconi Stallions and Blacktown Demons.
Mark Milligan: Former Socceroo star Mark Milligan can't wait to make his mark at Macarthur FC. The 34-year-old is the expansion club's marquee signing an has returned to Australia after his time at Southend United FC in England was cut short by the COVID-19 shutdown and is looking forward to playing in the A-League again. "I'm most looking forward to being able to help create the culture within the change room," he said.
Adam Federici: The experienced South Coast gloveman returns to Australia having played in more than 280 games for various English Premier and Championship League clubs. Highlights included helping Reading make the semi finals of the 2010 FA Cup, while he also played a key role in Reading's 1-all Cup draw with EPL giants Manchester United three years earlier.
Denis Genreau: The French-born Australian midfielder has inked a three-year deal with the Bulls. Genreau has represented Australia with the the Olyroos, helping the team qualify for the now-postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics. He made his A-League debut at just 17 years of age with Melbourne City, playing two games with the club before being loaned to the Dutch first-tier side PEC Zwolle in 2018.
Tommy Oar: The former Socceroo and current Central Coast Mariners player was the first player to pen his signature with the Macarthur FC Bulls. The 28-year-old forward has played 28 games for the Socceroos, after making his national debut in 2010. He played in all of Australia's 2014 FIFA World Cup group matches.
Ante Millicic: One of Australia's leading soccer coaches has been chosen to steer the Macarthur FC Bulls into A-League history. The Bulls secured former Matildas coach Ante Millicic as the new club's inaugural boss. "When you look at how this club was built, the plans it has and what it stands for, the future really does look bright," he said.
Matt Derbyshire: The English striker has agreed to play for Macarthur FC after spending four years with Cypriot top tier club Omonia Nikosia. Derbyshire has scored almost 150 career goals, bringing a wealth of experience to the new A-League team. The 34-year-old played 76 EPL games with the Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham City.
Alanna Kennedy: The former Westfields Sports High School student is Macarthur FC's latest community ambassador. Kennedy joins Brett Emerton as an ambassador. The defender said she was proud to be involved in the new club in an ambassador role. "I think it's really cool to be able to work with the club, they want to do a lot of stuff in the community with schools and young kids, and to really be engaged with them," she said.