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Western United ready for jam-packed Macca’s Festival of Football

Western United Macca's Festival of Football

The Macca’s Festival of Football is back in 2022 Western United is ready to put on a spectacular weekend of family fun and football action, with the help of Macca’s and Football Tasmania.

Not only will United be bringing two huge Isuzu UTE A-League Men matches to UTAS Stadium as it continues its charge towards the top of the table, but there will be many more fun activities and events planned to paint Launceston in Green and Black and make it the perfect Easter weekend.

The Festival will kick off on Saturday April 16 with Hobart United set to take on Launceston City in the Round of 16 of the Lakoseljac Cup at UTAS Stadium.

That match will kick off at 1pm and act as a curtain raiser for Western United’s first match of the Festival, with John Aloisi’s side meeting Perth Glory at 5:05pm where the players will walk out to a special firework show around the stadium.

Western United faced Central Coast Mariners and Wellington Phoenix in Tasmania last year, picking up four points from six on offer.

Inside Gate 1 at UTAS Stadium will be a host of family fun activations to take part in pre-match, including face-painting, roving entertainment and live music, mini matches, table tennis, giveaways and plenty more.

Earlier on Saturday morning, Football Tasmania will be running a gala day at Churchill Park with a number of junior teams coming together for a day of football, with Western United players set to make an appearance and be involved in facilitating the matches.

After all the Easter chocolates have been tracked down around the house, Easter Sunday will be highlighted by a 10am training session at St. Patrick’s College which will be open to the public, inviting fans to meet all of their Western United heroes for some pictures and autographs after the session. A second open training session, this time at UTAS Stadium, will take place from 4-5pm on Monday April 18.

Western United Women’s squad to play for the first time at Macca’s Festival of Football

Tuesday April 19 will bring the Macca’s Festival of Football to a close, with a special opportunity for the Western United Women’s Development Squad to play a match together for the first time.

Mark Torcaso will lead the women’s side into a match against a Tasmanian select XI at UTAS Stadium, with the exhibition game to kick off at 2pm before the Western United men’s team’s second match of the weekend.

The Green and Black will do battle with Macarthur FC at 5:05pm before heading back to the mainland for three big away matches to close the A-League Men regular season.

There is only one way to enjoy all of the action at the Macca’s Festival of Football and that is by purchasing the Tasmania Superpass.

READ MORE: Five reasons you should buy the Tasmania Superpass

The Superpass is a Western United fan’s ticket to everything on offer across the weekend and is available for just $37.60 for adults and free for kids under 12.

Saturday 16th April

  • Gates at UTAS Stadium open at 12:30pm
  • Lakoseljac Cup Rd 16: Hobart United v Launceston City – Kick off @ 1pm
  • Family Friendly Activation Commence @ 2pm.

Activities Include: Face painting, roving entertainment, live music, mini matches, table tennis, giveaways and more!

  • A-League Men players walk out at 5:00pm with some special fireworks!
  • A-League Men kick-off: 5:05pm

Other

  • Merchandise available at the game @ Gate 1.
  • Collect your Festival of Football Membership Package @ Gate 1

Sunday 17th April

Open Training Session & Signing Session

Venue: St Patrick’s College, Launceston

Time: 10am – 11am

Come down and watch the boys train & recover from Saturday’s match. Opportunity to see the stars up close and grab a signature and selfie.
We will also be selling merchandise & Festival of Football Membership Package is available for collection.

Monday 18th April

Open Training Session & Signing Session

Venue: UTAS Stadium

Time: 4pm – 5pm

Come down and watch the boys prepare for their upcoming match against Macarthur Bulls. Opportunity to see the stars up close and grab a signature and selfie.
We will also be selling merchandise & Festival of Football Membership Package is available for collection.

Tuesday 19th April @ UTAS Stadium

Gates Open: 1:30

Women’s Football Curtain Raiser: Western United Women’s Development Squad v Tasmania State Team – kick-off @ 2:00pm

A-League Men kick-off @ 5:05pm.