City arrive at New South Wales base

Melbourne City FC has touched down in New South Wales after it had received exemption under the NSW Public Health Order to compete in the remainder of the 2019/20 season.

City - alongside Melbourne Victory and Western United - will serve a 14-day quarantine period in Sydney, with the chance to train under strict protocol ahead of its upcoming matches.

After multiple attempts to travel to the state over the past week, the group is excited to finally hit  the ground running on Sunday as training returns to its new norm in New South Wales.

Head Coach Erick Mombaerts said the focus has now turned to competing for the clubs first A-League trophy.

“There has been a lot going on this week but we are really pleased we are here and ready to get back to business,” Mombaerts said.

“The playing group is really positive and as we know we will be sacrificing a lot to be here as a team, we want to achieve everything we can on the field.”

“All of us – staff and players – have showed me and the club how committed they are to this team and I really want to congratulate everyone who has helped us to get here.”

The club would like to thank the league and FFA staff for their support and hard work behind the scenes. We are now ready for the season to resume and can’t wait for our first match back.