The days are counting down until Western United arrives in Tasmania for the second edition of the Macca’s Festival of Football, and there are a number of exciting things planned for fans in 2022.
John Aloisi’s side will play two huge Isuzu UTE A-League Men matches at UTAS Stadium across the Easter weekend, facing Perth Glory on Saturday April 16 and Macarthur FC on Tuesday April 19.
But in between those matches there will be a great deal more to enjoy on and off the football pitch, and great way fans can engage with the Festival of Football is by attending open training sessions across the weekend.
Following the Glory clash on the Saturday night, United will stage an open training session on Sunday morning from 10-11am at St. Patrick’s College in Launceston.
St. Patrick’s College is known for its outstanding sports programs and facilities and will be valued hosts as the players use those facilities to recover from Saturday’s game.
Meet your Western United heroes at open training sessions in Tasmania
The squad will take part in a light recovery session on the pitch before going around and meeting all of the fans in attendance, posing for pictures and signing autographs along the way.
The same thing will happen the following day, on Monday April 18. This time, though, the session will take place right on the pitch at UTAS Stadium and go from 4pm to 5pm.
Aloisi will put the players through their paces for a light session ahead of the meeting with Macarthur the following evening, and fans can get a close look at how the coaches and players prepare for a match.
Western United is eager to give back to the fans, both Tasmanian locals and those travelling from Victoria, and the opportunity for players to show their appreciation by taking the time to meet everyone is the perfect way to do so.
All supporters are encouraged to come along, bring a texta and as much Green and Black merchandise as they can to add to their signature and selfie collection.
The best way to enjoy the Macca’s Festival of Football this year is by purchasing the Tasmania Superpass, on-sale now with huge value for a stunningly low price.