Melbourne’s AAMI Park will host its first ever Women’s National Premier League (WNPL) football match later this month in a historic double header.
Minister for Sport John Eren announced today that Alamein FC will take on arch rivals South Melbourne FC at 4pm on June 11.
The Andrews Labor Government worked with Football Federation Victoria to lock in this landmark game for women’s football in Victoria, which will see two of Victoria’s top women’s teams go head-to-head.
It’s a great chance for fans to see Matildas captain Lisa De Vanna in action as she leads South Melbourne into battle.
Also on show will be high-profile national and international talent such as Alexandra Gummer, Alex Cheal, Caitlin Doeglas, Amy Jackson, Erin Hudson and Young Matildas international stars Melina Ayres and Ashleigh Lefevre.
Following the historic game, the National Premier League Victoria men’s clash between South Melbourne and Heidelberg United will kick off at 6.30pm.
Fans that purchase tickets to the double-header will go into the draw to win a VIP experience for four people to the Socceroos v Brazil match on Tuesday 13 June, including MCG pitch side access during the team warm-up.
The Labor Government is shining the spotlight on women’s football and growing the game at the grassroots level, to ensure more women and girls can play the game they love, close to home.
It’s why we created Victoria’s first Office for Women in Sport and Recreation – a dedicated team to deliver our nation-leading agenda to help level the playing field.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren
“We’re proud to bring the best of the best of women’s football in Victoria to AAMI Park for this historic occasion.”
“With world footballing titans Brazil and Argentina on their way to Melbourne, this marquee clash will inspire more young girls to lace up their boots and play the game they love.”
Quote attributable to Matildas captain Lisa De Vanna
“It’s been a long time coming, but it’s great to finally see a WNPL game get equal billing at Victoria’s premier football arena AAMI Park.”
Quote attributable to South Melbourne Football Club Senior Women’s Coach Socrates Nicolaidis
“What a great opportunity for the Victorian elite national women’s premier league football competition to play at such a great stadium as AAMI Park. We must thank all government agencies involved including the clubs that have made this happen.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020