AS the Western Sydney Wanderers prepare for their second grand final in the club's short history, western Sydney is getting behind its team in full force.
It's the Wanderers' second consecutive A-league grand final, a milestone for a club founded for the 2012-13 season under the principle of "for the people of western Sydney, by the people of western Sydney".
True to form, hundreds of fans turned up to an open training session with players at Blacktown International Sports Park on Tuesday.
A Wanderers fan club Facebook administrator, Giles Porter of McGraths Hill, said the depth of support for the club from western Sydney was profound.
"In the two-year period of their existence, they'd have to be up there with some of the most passionate supporters out of any sport in Australia," Porter said.
"It doesn't matter if you're young or old, basically the core supporters are just everyday western Sydney people.
"Whenever you see a Wanderers jersey, you're beeping on the way past. When you go to games, the atmosphere is fantastic, it's full of colour, it's vibrant, there's passion."
A Wanderers spokesman said no team in Australian sport had ever made it to consecutive grand finals in their first two seasons after entering an existing competition.
"There are some clubs who made both grand finals in their first two seasons but it was also the first two years of their respective competitions," he said.
The Wanderers will take on Brisbane Roar on Sunday after defeating the Central Coast Mariners 2-0 last weekend.