Now that the season draw is out and the scene is set for the 11th edition of the Westfield W-League, we’ve picked out five key games in the Canberra United Season for you to look forward to, and it all begins with the Round one blockbuster against Melbourne City.
Round 1 | Canberra United v Melbourne City | 4pm Sunday, 28th October @ McKellar Park
The three-time Champions have never played at McKellar Park, with their only forays to Canberra taking place at Canberra Stadium as part of two double-headers in Season Nine. But they will kick-off Season 11 by travelling to one of the best-known grounds in the competition and taking on United in front of a parochial McKellar crowd. Heather Garriock spoke at the launch of the season draw about how excited she is to begin her second campaign against the best team in the league, and there’s little doubt the fans are looking forward to it as well. See you there!
Round 4 | Adelaide United v Canberra United | 7:30pm Thursday, 22nd November @ Coopers Stadium
Canberra United have only faced Adelaide in Adelaide five times in the history of the Westfield W-League, but we haven’t won in the City of Churches since the 21st September, 2014. Four rounds in, this will be an important clash to make sure we hit the ground running through the festive period and as a Thursday night fixture everyone can tune in to watch it live from home.
Round 9 | Canberra United v Brisbane Roar | 7:30pm Thursday, 27th December @ McKellar Park
Clashes between Canberra United and Brisbane Roar never fail to deliver on entertainment and two days after Christmas this one looks to be no different. Our first Thursday night clash at home means that the atmosphere should be rocking against one of the most successful teams in the league. Since a 2014 semi-final loss at McKellar Park we have only fallen once at home to the Roar , so we want to see everyone out at McKellar Park as we take on one of our premier rivals in the competition. The round six match between the two at McKellar last season was an epic battle as the Roar prevailed 1-0, so let’s make sure we turn the tide this time around.
Round 10 | Perth Glory v Canberra United | 8:30pm Thursday, 3rd January @ Dorrien Gardens
When we visited Perth in January 2018, both teams emerged with a point after a 4-4 thriller in the West. This season, the same clash will be live on a Thursday night from Dorrien Gardens with the entertainment turned up to a 10. This clash won’t be short on star power or Matildas on either side, with Sam Kerr set to come up against one of the best young defenders in the world in the match, and heading into January it could also play a pivotal role in shaping the top four.
Round 12 | Canberra United v Melbourne Victory | 7:30pm Thursday, 17th January @ Seiffert Oval
Not only is this a big clash against a strong opponent at the pointy end of the season, it’s also Karly Roestbakken’s birthday! The 18-year old to-be will get to play in front of her local community at Seiffert Oval in a standalone Thursday night clash. We don’t mind a win in January, and a 5-1 triumph over the Victory in Round 14, 2017 was enough for us to claim the Premiership that season so this one is all set to be a blockbuster.