Football Federation Australia (FFA) and the NSW Government have announced a long term agreement that will see the Matildas play 6 matches in NSW for the 2016 – 2020 period.
“This agreement also allows us the opportunity to showcase the Westfield Matildas on home soil,” said FFA CEO David Gallop.
“The Matildas have proven to be tremendous role models for young women at the World Cup and the recent Qualifiers in Japan.”
The deal also sees the Socceroos play five matches in NSW over the next five years. The first of these matches will be played at Allianz Stadium on 29 March against Jordan, while there is no indication of when the Matildas first match of 2016 would be scheduled.
With several players departing for overseas clubs in the next week or so, the Matildas may not be scheduled until after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
“The Caltex Socceroos and the Westfield Matildas are the national teams that truly represent Australia in all its diversity and they have a fantastic supporter base in NSW.”
“These teams are premium brands in the sports landscape and their matches are always popular.”