Canberra United will head to Forbes in late October to face Western Sydney Wanderers in a pre-season match in preparation for the 2022/2023 Liberty A-League season which will commence the following month.

Njegosh Popovich will take his new-look Canberra outfit to the town in the Central West Region of New South Wales for the fixture to be played at the Botanical Gardens Sporting Grounds.

The occasion will mark the first time that Canberra United has played in the town and the club is excited about the opportunity that the fixture offers.

“We are very much looking forward to heading to Forbes for the pre-season clash in October,” Head Coach Njegosh Popovich commented.

“The game will be the ideal way for us to take the Liberty A-League to Country New South Wales and highlights the competition to the fans in that region. Matches with Western Sydney Wanderers are always tough and this fixture, as part of our pre-season program, will provide us with the ideal preparation for the new campaign.”

Nestled on the Lachlan River in the heart of the Lachlan Valley, the historic town of Forbes has magnificent heritage buildings, rich history and gold rush past, a stunning natural environment, and unique local attractions.

With an extensive range of places to explore, a visit to Forbes for this pre-season match will be an ideal chance to take in the sights of one of Australia’s iconic spots.

“Forbes District Soccer Club and Forbes Shire Council supported by Football NSW and other local sponsors are very excited to host a pre-season women’s game between National giants, Western Sydney Wanderers and Canberra United,” Doug McKenzie from Forbes District Soccer Association said.

“This Flagship Football event presents a fantastic opportunity to showcase the central west town of Forbes together with regional hospitality and friendship.

“Forbes  has become a sporting hub for women’s football development and sports tourism with a recent gala day involving over eighty teams and 5000 people resulting a massive economic injection to the local economy.

“It is anticipated this A-League game will achieve more with national and international players mixing with aspiring young football girls.”

Tickets for the match are currently on sale and are available for purchase at the link below priced at $10 (adults), $5 (concession 6-18), and $25 (family, 2 adults and 4 children).*

*Administration and booking fee applies online


Saturday 29 October

Western Sydney Wanderers v Canberra United

(Botanical Gardens Sporting Grounds, Forbes)

Tickets: https://bit.ly/3ovjAG4