Ferns striker Hannah Wilkinson named in A-League All Stars squad

New Zealand international Hannah Wilkinson will play for the women’s A-League All Stars team against English club Arsenal in late May.

Her selection was revealed by the A Leagues who named her and Matilda Alex Chidiac, from Melbourne Victory, as foundation members of the first-ever women’s All Stars team.

The rest of the squad will be named in the lead-up to the match against Arsenal on Friday May 24, 2024.

Melbourne City striker Wilkinson and the rest of the squad will assemble for a training camp on Saturday May 18, and tickets will be sold for $10 to attend an open training session at AAMI Park on the eve of the big game.

Meanwhile, the first two players revealed to play for the men’s All Stars are Nestory Irankunda (Adelaide United) and Daniel Penha (Western United).

The men’s All Stars will play English Premier League side Newcastle United in Melbourne before the women’s All Stars game at Marvel Stadium.

The All Stars 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.

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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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