Westfield W-League fixture changed confirmed


Football Federation Australia (FFA) has today announced their decision to change the date and kick-off time of Glory’s Westfield W-League Round 12 home fixture against Brisbane Roar.

The game will now take place at Dorrien Gardens on Sunday 16 February 2020, with a kick-off time of 12.30pm and tickets bought for the original date remain valid.

This decision to move Glory’s game and the Melbourne derby was made by FFA due to the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020 Asian Qualifiers Final Round – Group B fixture between Australia and China PR which has been rescheduled to be played on Thursday 13 February (kick-off 4:30pm (WST)).

FFA Head of Leagues, Greg O’Rourke, said that player welfare was the key priority when making these fixture changes.

“With 13 of the Westfield Matildas involved in these two fixtures (Melbourne City FC v Melbourne Victory & Perth Glory v Brisbane Roar FC), we had to amend the schedule to ensure that the players had an appropriate amount of recovery time between their international match on Thursday (13 February) and their Westfield W-League match,” he said.

“Since Westfield W-League 2020 Finals Series positions are on the line, we believed that moving these matches to Sunday (16 February) would allow these players to be at their best when they play such important fixtures.”