Women’s and men’s A-League All Stars teams to play English clubs in May

A women’s A-League All Stars team will play their first-ever game when they face London club Arsenal at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium on May 24.

It will be the second game in a double header at the stadium, with a men’s A-League All Stars selection facing English Premier League side Newcastle United.

The games are part of a three-game football festival in Melbourne, with Newcastle United meeting EPL rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the Melbourne Cricket Ground two days earlier.

The games are being staged by Australian Professional Leagues (APL), event partners TEG Sport and the Victorian Government.

For the Arsenal women’s team, it will be their first game in Australia, and they will have Matildas Steph Catley, Kyra Cooney-Cross and Caitlin Foord in their squad to meet a selection from the Liberty A-League clubs, including the Wellington Phoenix.

APL Independent Chair Stephen Conroy said: “This is a fantastic event for the A-Leagues, for our players to play against the best in the world and for our fans to see our best local talent up against some giants of English football.”

Arsenal Sporting Director Edu said: “We’re really proud that this special match against A-League All Stars Women will give our supporters in Australia a fantastic opportunity to see our players in action and give our players a chance to connect with everyone who loves the game there.”

How to buy tickets

Tickets for all three matches go on sale in late March, with pre-sale for A-League club members to go on sale on Wednesday March 27, 2024 at 4pm (NZT), and for general sale on Thursday March 28, 2024, at midday (NZT) via Ticketek Australia.


Game to be played on Wednesday May 22, 2024

Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, 9.45pm (NZT)

Games to be played on Friday May 24, 2024

Men’s A-League All Stars v Newcastle United
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, 7.15pm (NZT)

Women’s A-League All Stars v Arsenal
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, 10.05pm (NZT)

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