A-League active fans end boycott

Active fan groups from all 10 Hyundai A-League clubs have confirmed they have ended their boycott of matches after reaching an in-principle agreement with FFA on Wednesday night.

A couple of changes to the fan-banning processes were agreed upon at the four-hour meeting in Sydney.

They included changing of banning notices to become “intention to ban” notices, as well as fans then having an opportunity to view evidence being relied on for any proposed ban.

The FFA has agreed to implement the changes by no later than February 19 next year, with fan groups from all 10 clubs expressing their pleasure in joint statements released on Facebook on Thursday morning.

“The minimum requirements of those systems have been agreed to, with the finer details to be finalised shortly,” the statement read.

“There has also been an unequivocal commitment by the FFA to defend football and its fans.”

The decision is a huge positive for the game ahead of a bumper weekend of Hyundai A-League action.

Headlining round 10 is a top-of-the-table clash between the Wanderers and Victory at what will be a jam-packed Pirtek Stadium on Saturday night.

“For now, we will return to the terrace this weekend and do what we do best. Support our team unconditionally,” the statement added.