Western United’s Aimee Medwin will hope to return to her hometown as the Green and Black prepares to travel to Hobart this weekend.
Having played in Launceston over the past two years, United will head to Hobart for the first time for an historic A-Leagues double header on Saturday January 21.
If Medwin is selected in the squad for the Liberty A-League Women match against Brisbane Roar, she said playing, and hopefully winning the game, in her own neighbourhood would mean a great deal to her.
“Going home is always a really good thing for me, especially going to play, that’s such a nice feeling for me. All my family is able to come and watch, and all the Tassie football community as well,” she said.
“Winning at home for me personally would be amazing. I know there are so many people coming to watch. We’re feeling ready, after unfortunately losing last week we want to continue pushing forward.”
Growing up and being exposed to football at a young age in Tasmania, Medwin said there is a strong appetite for football in the Apple Isle and is eager to feel the support of the fans.
“There definitely is an appetite, I know football is the most played sport in Tassie so there is definitely a lot of people playing. We’ve got NTC programs and some of the clubs down there are really taking off and supporting younger groups, especially girls,” she said.
“The support is really good, it puts us in a special position because you don’t have too many teams that have other states going for them as well. I think it’s great we have that support and we are able to go there and generate such a large crowd.”
Tickets are selling fast for the first ever competitive football matches in Hobart, with international stars set to collide at North Hobart Oval.
Medwin called on the fans in Hobart to get out and witness some world class talent on show on what is proving to be a spectacular day for football.
“I think it’s going to be a great day, the sun is going to be shining and we have two great teams coming down to play,” she said.
“We have current Matildas and players that are trying to look to get in, so there is going to be a lot of quality down there and it would be great to see the Tassie football community come out and see something that we, unfortunately, don’t get to see too often.
“Hopefully we can do it more in the future.”
United will face Brisbane at 2:20pm AEDT before the Isuzu UTE A-League Men side kicks off against Sydney FC at 5:00pm.
Registered football players aged 16 and under can get into both matches for free by signing up for the Liberty A-League Pass today.