A-League: Western United to play four matches in Launceston over the next two seasons
A-League football will return to Tasmania for first time in eight years when Victorian club Western United play two home matches at York Park in Launceston this season.
United’s partnership with the Tasmanian Government and Football Tasmania will also have them playing two home games at York Park next season.
Since the start of the A-League in 2005, only two competition matches have been played in Tasmania.
They were hosted by Melbourne Victory, also at York Park, in the 2012-2013 season, with both games – against then A-League club Gold Coast United and Central Coast Mariners – finishing in 1-1 draws.
“On behalf of the Tasmanian football community, I’d like to thank Western United and the state government for bringing the A-League back to Tasmania,” Football Tasmania CEO Matt Bulkeley said.
“With close to 40,000 participants, football is Tasmania’s most-played team sport and continues to rise in popularity, especially among junior players.
“The next step in growing the sport in Tasmania is to increase the A-League’s presence, and partnerships like this are integral to maintaining football’s position as Tasmania’s most-played …
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