Western United has found out its schedule for the 2022 NPL3 season, and the Club can confirm it will call City Vista its home for matchdays throughout the season.
The Club has enjoyed a good relationship with Caroline Springs George Cross FC, with the A-League Men side having trained there across its first two seasons, while the academy and women’s teams will remain there in the coming years.
It means the NPL side will be able to benefit from the familiarity of a home venue throughout the season, and the Green and Black will open the season at City Vista against Nunawading City on March 20.
United’s first meeting with Melbourne City will take place in Round 3 on April 2, and the Green and Black will face Melbourne Victory for the first time in Round 7 on May 1, with both matches at home.
That Victory clash will be in the middle of a tough three-game run for the side, with a trip to Doveton and a home clash against Preston Lions either side of that clash.
Western United hoping to build on successful inaugural academy season
Doveton and Preston were tied at the top of NPL 3 on 30 points before the 2021 season was suspended, with Western United just one point further back in third place.
Two of the last three matches of the season will be at home, with the final round seeing United host Geelong Soccer Club on August 20.
The Western United academy side has been in training for a number of weeks with the squad set to be finalised imminently ahead of an intense pre-season period.
Anthony Frost has been overlooking the shape and development of the Western United academy in his new role as Academy Director, and will take charge of his first match as Under 23’s head coach in Round 1.
Preparations will continue in the run-in to the season’s commencement, with friendlies set to begin in the new year ahead of the new campaign.