Western United is set for one of the biggest days in its short history as a club with the Liberty A-League Women Grand Final on Sunday 30 April.
The Green and Black has wowed fans and experts alike in a remarkable inaugural season, defying doubters to reach the big dance after a second-placed regular season finish.
The team has felt tremendous support from the fans with The Western Core and all United supporters getting behind the team at City Vista, AAMI Park, Ballarat and even in Hobart.
To celebrate this momentous occasion for the Club, we are eager for all our fans to be involved in whichever way possible so they can feel part of this special day in the Club’s history.
Tickets for the match and pre-game activities
Clearly, the greatest action will be live at CommBank Stadium, where the match against Sydney FC is set to kick off at 4pm on Sunday.
All 2022/23 Western United members of any category are eligible for two complimentary tickets when using their Western United membership number on Ticketek.
Members can redeem into the Western United Supporters Area at Bay S105 to join together with the Green and Black army to cheer on the girls on the pitch.
Western United staff will be on hand on the day to provide t-shirts, flags and other items so fans can paint that end of the stadium Green and Black, while more Western United merchandise will be on sale at the Internal Merchandise Outlet at Gate B.
Non-members can purchase tickets at very cheap prices, with adult tickets at just $20 and family passes for only $40.
As well as that, Liberty Pass holders will also be able to get into the game along with a free adult. The Liberty Pass grants free access to the match for any children aged 16 and under that are registered football participants.
Liberty Pass holders can grab their parent or guardian and bring them along to the match for a day out of watching the best female footballers in Australia battle it out for the ultimate prize.
Prior to kick-off, there will also be pre-match function for Western United supporters at the Leagues Club Parramatta – Sterlo Bar, kicking off at 1pm.
The function will be open to all Green and Black fans to come together before walking as one to the stadium for the match. Ensure you bring your driver’s licence or valid form of ID if you attend the function.
Getting to and staying in Sydney
Getting to Sydney will be the first point of call for many Western United fans hoping to catch a glimpse of the action, and there are ways to help you get there.
The APL is running a 10% discount on return flights with Qantas, using the promo code KICKOFF10 when booking flights online.
This offer is only available for bookings made for travel between April 28 and May 1, so there could be other alternatives if you wish to stay in Sydney for a longer period.
Jetstar’s standard fare prices amount to approximately $250 return at the time of writing, though flights will fill up quickly and prices could rise as the weekend approaches.
There is of course the option to make the approximate nine-hour drive over the border or use other means of public transport, with Western United looking to cover costs of fans wishing to head up by train.
The Club has secured a 44-person carriage on a return train from Melbourne to Sydney, departing Southern Cross Station at 8:30am on Saturday morning and arriving at 7:45pm that night.
The return trip will leave at 8:42pm on Sunday after the completion of the game, going overnight and arriving back in Melbourne at 7:30am on Monday morning.
Anyone interested in travelling to Sydney on board the train must fill out an expression of interest form by 12pm AEST Friday 28 April.
All Western United fans are encouraged to join the Western United Supporters Group on Facebook to communicate with like-minded supporters about travel arrangements.
Once in Sydney, the APL has a 15% discount on hotel bookings with IHG Hotels & Resorts, offering a selection of accommodation options throughout various spots in Sydney.
Hotels are booking up quickly, so be sure to get in quick to book your stay or seek alternate arrangements of your choice with other accommodation providers.
Show your support in Victoria if you can’t make it
We fully understand if it is not possible or reasonable for you to make it to Sydney to watch the game, but you can still feel a part of all the action with your Green and Black peers.
Georgies on Vista – the bistro attached to Western United’s home venue at City Vista Pavilion and Sports Field – will open up its doors to United fans for a live site experience to watch the game.
The kitchen and bar will be going and there will be multiple screens to watch the game on while cheering on the girls alongside your fellow Western United supporters.
Walk ups will be welcome at any time for the match, but bookings are essential to stay for dinner after the final whistle.
Anyone that attends the live site at Georgies will automatically go into a free raffle draw, with the winner taking home a Western United home jersey signed by the entire Liberty A-League squad.
This is going to be one of the biggest days in the Club’s history, and we appreciate every bit of support along this amazing journey this season.
Grab your Green and Black merch, get your family and your mates and be part of something special this weekend, whether that be in the stadium in Parramatta or at home in Victoria.