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Aug 31, 2023   |  3:27PM AET

The Home of The Matildas will host Melbourne Victory’s Women’s Team

The Home of The Matildas will host Melbourne Victory’s Women’s Team

Melbourne Victory to open gates for all stand-alone Liberty A-League matches at The Home of the Matildas.

Melbourne Victory is pleased to announce that it will play all its stand-alone Melbourne Liberty A-League matches at The Home of The Matildas, opening the gates to the facility with free entry.

The new state-of-the-art facility for women, built at La Trobe University at Bundoora, will host Melbourne Victory’s non double header fixtures and will also be the A-League Women’s new training base.

The agreement will see elite domestic football run alongside year-round community football at The Home of The Matildas.

Melbourne Victory Managing Director, Caroline Carnegie said it was an incredible opportunity for the Club’s Women’s program to be playing out of the country’s brand new and only national football facility.

“We’re incredibly excited to be hosting our stand-alone Liberty A-League fixtures at The Home of The Matildas for the upcoming season.  This is the first step for Melbourne Victory towards cementing the right future for our women’s program,” Carnegie said.

“The whole of Australia has seen the role women’s football can play in inspiring the next generation of both girls and boys and as a Club, we want to remove all barriers to access, support and grow our women’s games this season. 

“In return, we ask fans to show up, attend our games and ensure and that our A-League Women’s team has the support of the masses to help elevate them to the next level.

“Training and playing at The Home of The Matildas presents us with a win-win scenario by exposing our women’s team to the country’s best environment and also giving football fans unrivalled access to support the women’s professional game.

“The facility is a world class venue and it will be an honour to bring Melbourne Victory and the Liberty A-League to The Home of The Matildas at La Trobe University. 

“We want to welcome the next generation of football fans to our game and we hope this will provide the platform we need to springboard our competition following such a successful FIFA Women’s World CupTM.”

Melbourne Victory’s fixture for the A-League Women was released last week with its first match to be hosted at The Home of The Matildas at La Trobe University on Sunday 15 October, against Brisbane Roar.