Festival of Football

Western United is bringing the A-League Men back to Tasmania for the second edition of the Maccas Festival of Football, celebrating all things football in Tassie!

Brought to you by Western United together with Football Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government, the Festival of Football kicks off in April with loads of fun activities and events, as well as two huge A-League Men matches for the whole family to enjoy.

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HEADLINE ACTS

Western United v Perth Glory  

Western United takes on Perth Glory in the first game of the 2022 Maccas Festival of Football. The star-studded United side will take on former England international striker Daniel Sturridge and his Perth side in a big clash, with the season winding down and finals spots potentially up for grabs.

Western United v Macarthur FC  

Western United meets Macarthur FC in the second match of the Festival of Football, and given the way the beginning of the season has gone there could be a lot riding on this one at the top of the table. Both sides have been early pace-setters in the A-League Men, and this match is set to create fireworks.

THE STARS OF THE FESTIVAL

THE ITALIAN SKIPPER – ALESSANDRO DIAMANTI  

In his third season in Australia, Alessandro Diamanti remains one of the most exciting players in the A-League Men. Western United’s talismanic Italian skipper is back to wow the fans in Tasmania with his skills, trickery and his powerful left foot.   

THE EUROPEAN TRIO – LEO LACROIX, ALEKSANDAR PRIJOVIC, RENE KRHIN

Three players who between them have played in just about every major competition possible. Leo Lacroix, Aleksandar Prijovic and Rene Krhin have between them 62 international appearances, a Champions League winners medal, World Cup appearances and matches across a number of top European divisions. The trio is here and ready to take over Tasmania with its dominant football and eye-catching charisma.

THE AUSSIE ICON – JOHN ALOISI 

Not just an icon of Australian football, but a legend in the sporting history of our country. John Aloisi has returned to A-League Men coaching with a bang, leading Western United into a bold and exciting future. Aloisi will lead the side into Tasmania with two big matches and important points to pick up in the run-in to the end of the regular season.

THE LINEUP (WHAT’S ON ALL WEEK)

Saturday 16 April  

The big day of the festival, it’s a jam-packed Saturday with loads of things to get involved in.  

  • Gates at UTAS Stadium open at 12:30pm
  • Lakoseljac Cup Rd 16: Hobart United v Launceston City – Kick off @ 1pm
  • Activation Zone at Gate 1 Commences @ 2pm.

Activities include: Face painting, roving entertainment, live music, mini matches, table tennis, giveaways and more!

  • A-League Men players walk out at 5:00pm with some special fireworks!
  • ALM match vs Perth Glory – KO 5:05 pm

Other

  • Merchandise available at the game @ Gate 1.
  • Collect your Festival of Football Member Pack @ Gate 1

Sunday 17 April 

Open Training Session & Signing Session
Venue: St Patrick’s College, Launceston
Time: 10am – 11am

Come down and watch the boys train & recover from Saturday’s match. Opportunity to see the stars up close and grab a signature and selfie.
We will also be selling merchandise & Festival of Football Member Packs will be available for collection.


Monday 18 April  

Open Training Session & Signing Session
Venue: UTAS Stadium
Time: 4pm – 5pm

Come down and watch the boys prepare for their upcoming match against Macarthur Bulls. Opportunity to see the stars up close and grab a signature and selfie.
We will also be selling merchandise & Festival of Football Member Packs will be available for collection.

Tuesday 19 April  

Gates Open: 1:30

Women’s Football Curtain Raiser: Western United Women’s Development Squad v Tasmania State Team – kick-off @ 2:00pm

ALM match vs Macarthur FC – KO 5:05 pm

THE TASMANIA SUPERPASS

The best way to be part of all the action is to purchase a TASMANIA SUPERPASS. Not only will you get the best seats in the house for both A-League Men blockbusters – you’ll also get treated like a VIP for the week and become a Western United member! Tick off all of the events across the week-long Festival of Football and go in the draw to win some awesome exclusive prizes!

Click here to get yours now.


Want to be involved in the Festival of Football?

MEDIA ENQUIRIES  

For all media enquiries, contact:
Lucy Jones
lucy.jones@wufc.com.au 
0439 447 541

SPONSORSHIP ENQUIRIES

For all sponsorship and commercial enquiries, contact:
Chris Speldewinde
chris.speldewinde@wufc.com.au
0430 584 556