Canberra United’s semi-final clash against Melbourne City has been pushed back this Sunday due to heat concerns.
Football Federation Australia (FFA) has rescheduled the kick-off for the Westfield W-League 2017 Finals Series match between Canberra United and Melbourne City FC on Sunday 5 February 2017 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm local based on the latest weather forecasts under the FFA’s Heat Policy.
This decision has been made well before the match to allow players, coaches, members, fans and broadcasters to best prepare for the delay in timing.
The FFA Heat policy is based on the forecasted Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) and a threshold of 28 degrees is used to consider delay or postponement.
There is a high probability that the WBGT of 28 degrees could be exceeded on Sunday at the scheduled kick off time of 2:00pm (AEDT).
To ensure the match is played at a safe and acceptable level, within the FFA Heat Policy, the match will now kick off at the rescheduled time of 8:00pm (AEDT).
While the change will affect many people, Canberra United asks that our fans still turn out in support for this massive match and show how important football is in Canberra!
Fans are reminded that their ticket will allow entrance to both matches on the day.
Further information regarding tickets, transport and gate opening will be released as soon as possible.