Western United and football fans in Hobart can get up close and personal with all of the Green and Black’s international talent at an open training session on Friday.
Both United sides will get a feel for North Hobart Oval ahead of the A-Leagues double header on Saturday, with the Liberty A-League Women team commencing for training at 3:30pm before the Isuzu UTE A-League Men team follows up at 5:00pm.
Both training sessions will be open to the public, with special posters to be handed out so fans can get signatures and pictures with their favourite Western United stars.
The Hobart football community is preparing for the first ever matches for competition points in Australia’s two professional football leagues, with the excitement building ahead of Western United’s arrival.
Tickets have been selling quickly to both matches at North Hobart Oval, beginning with Mark Torcaso’s women meeting Brisbane Roar before John Aloisi leads his men’s team into battle against Sydney FC.
The Liberty A-League side is currently sitting at the top of the table after a superb beginning to the season, winning seven of the first eight matches in the Club’s inaugural season in the competition.
Saturday will be United’s first meeting against Brisbane Roar, a side boasting world class talent in the form of Matildas pair Katrina Gorry and Larissa Crummer.
The Isuzu UTE A-League table is incredibly tight, with five points separating fourth place from 11th, where Western United currently lies.
A run of one defeat in five matches has seen United remain in touch with the top six, and a win against Sydney FC would see United leapfrog the Sky Blues.
Aloisi’s men have never lost in Tasmania with four wins and a draw in five previous matches, all of which have been played at UTAS Stadium in Launceston.
Western United has seen great support from the Launceston fans in the past and is now excited to meet a brand-new audience in Hobart.
The players and coaches can’t wait to see all of the supporters out at the two training sessions and will be ready to put on a show on Saturday afternoon.