Western United and Mercy Perinatal unite for charity double header

Western United Mercy Health

Western United will join forces with Mercy Perinatal to create a Charity Matchday for United’s A-Leagues double header on Saturday February 11.

The occasion will mark Western United’s first double header in Victoria, with the Liberty A-League Women side taking on Melbourne City before an Isuzu UTE A-League Men meeting between the Green and Black and Adelaide United.

Fans who attend the event will be helping to contribute to the work of Mercy Perinatal’s team of researches, who are dedicated to improving the lives of women and babies worldwide.

Western United CEO Chris Pehlivanis said that the Club’s staff had embraced the work of Mercy Perinatal and was looking forward to partnering with the organisation to support their cause.

“Mercy Perinatal’s work is impressive and we are thrilled that we are partnering with them in the Club’s Charity Match Day,” he said.

Western United will also be represented on the day by Jamie Young and Alyssa Dall’Oste, both of whom are Mercy Perinatal ambassadors.

Both goalkeepers are behind the cause, with Young having become a father in 2022 and Dall’Oste being part of the Liberty A-League team which is supported directly by Mercy Perinatal, who appear on the back of the players’ shorts as the women’s team’s Official Charity Partner.

Mercy Perinatal Co-Director Professor Sue Walker explained the work that Mercy Perinatal does and the mutual benefit of both organisations partnering with each other.

“At the heart of Mercy Perinatal is a commitment to ensuring mothers and their newborn babies arrive home safely,” she said.

“We’ve linked with the Green and Black because there are synergies with what we both do in the west of Melbourne.

“Western United and Werribee Mercy Hospital are both important players in that part of greater Melbourne. Both entities are growing at a rapid rate, as too is the population in that part of Melbourne.”

Western United fans will be able to participate in the Charity Match Day and donate to support Mercy Perinatal’s research, with more information to follow about different ways to get involved.

Tickets are on sale now for the huge double header, while registered football participants aged 16 and under can gain free access to both matches by signing up for the Liberty A-League Pass.