The Western Sydney Wanderers will open the new football season on Sunday, December 27 with a historic A-League and Westfield W-League double header.
The match will mark the first time that the season has opened with a double header with the two competitions joining forces at the home of the Wanderers, Bankwest Stadium.
The Wanderers’ Westfield W-League team will open the season with a blockbuster match against Melbourne Victory.
The opening match will be an opportunity for Wanderers members and fans to catch new recruits Margaux Chauvet and Libby Copus-Brown alongside returning talents including Georgia Yeoman-Dale, Leena Khamis and Wanderers Player of the Year Courtney Nevin.
The Red & Black’s A-League side will take to the field at 6.30pm to line up against newcomers Macarthur Rams.
Carl Robinson is set to coach in his first competitive fixture for the club with the clash against the Rams in another historic moment for football.
Internationals including Nicolai Muller, Graham Dorrans and Simon Cox are set to star in the opening round as well as young Australian talents Keanu Baccus, Tate Russell and Tass Mourdoukoutas.
Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas said he was proud that the club was hosting such a historic fixture.
“We are very excited to host the very first double header to open the Westfield W-League and A-League 2020/21 seasons,” said Tsatsimas.,
“Personally I am looking forward to our members, partners and fans returning to Wanderland in what has been a challenging year.
“We are one club here at the Wanderers and the double header is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase what the teams have been working on during the pre-season and we can’t wait to get back in action.”