Western United midfielder Neil Kilkenny said he and his teammates are eager to arrive in Hobart and entertain a brand-new audience.
Having played in Launceston in the last two years, United will come to Hobart for a history-making weekend.
Not only will this be Western United’s first double header with both men’s and women’s sides competing, but both matches will also represent the first ever professional fixtures played for competition points in Hobart.
Kilkenny said he is excited to travel across the Bass Strait and to continue to promote the game to all parts of the country.
“I like going and playing in different places, seeing different places and enjoying it. It’s part and parcel of trying to grow the game, trying to grow the football club,” he said.
“That’s one thing I want to do when I finish, help the game grow, and even now I’m loving playing in different places and at different venues.”
United is so far undefeated in Tasmania with four wins and one draw across the five matches played at UTAS Stadium in Launceston since 2021.
Hoping for the Hobart fans to get behind the team and continue that streak, Kilkenny said the fans can expect the Green and Black to put on a show.
“The fans can expect hard work, a family orientated club,” he said.
“The Club has a got a really good culture, it’s built on a good group of human beings, right to the top throughout the Club. We’re looking forward to playing in front of the fans in Hobart.”
Kilkenny is on a high after making his 150th appearance in the Isuzu UTE A-League Men in last week’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle Jets in Ballarat, a milestone the No.88 said he was proud to reach.
“It’s an honour to get there, it’s taken a lot of dedication throughout the years and looking after myself. It means a lot to me, and hopefully there’s quite a few more to go,” he said.
Tickets are selling fast for Western United’s trip to Hobart with a plethora of international stars across both matches.
Registered football participants aged 16 and under can witness all the action for free by registering for the Liberty A-League pass today.