Western United’s Women’s Development Squad is set to make history by playing its first ever match when the Club travels to Tasmania for next week’s Macca’s Festival of Football.
Mark Torcaso has been putting the players through their paces in weekly training sessions at City Vista Recreation Reserve for a number of weeks and the side is ready for its first proper match.
The women will take on a Football Tasmania select representative XI at UTAS Stadium on Tuesday April 19, with kick-off at 2pm ahead of United’s A-League Men clash with Macarthur FC.
Western United will write more history with first women’s game in Tasmania
Western United fans will have the opportunity to witness history with the Club in Tasmania for this match – one that will showcase top female talents from across Victoria who will all be vying for a position in United’s A-League Women side, once the licence is confirmed.
During last year’s Macca’s Festival of Football, the Calder United Senior’s and Under 19’s sides made the trip to Tasmania to play against the Tasmanian state sides.
But with that A-League Women licence now just around the corner, Western United will bring together some of the best female talent in Victoria under the Green and Black banner for the first time.
Football Tasmania announced the members of the representative squad on Wednesday, with CEO Matt Bulkeley congratulating the participants on a “huge achievement”.
Western United Women’s Football Integration Manager Amanda Stella said this will be some time in coming for members of the United squad.
“Our development squad have been putting in the early morning training sessions since October last year so this is a well-deserved opportunity to come together to play a game representing the Green and Black on a big stage,” she told Football Tasmania.
“We are proud to be partnering with Football Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government to showcase female football prior to our A-League Men’s game.”
The members of the Western United squad will be announced ahead of the trip and will feature a mix of Victorian talent looking to impress.