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GLOBAL FOOTBALL
WEEK

A-League Women All Stars vs Arsenal Women
24 May 10:05am GMT

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ABOUT GLOBAL FOOTBALL WEEK

Global Football Week in Melbourne, taking place 22-24 May 2024, will be a significant event highlighting the growth and enthusiasm for soccer in Australia.

Tottenham Hotspur (men), Newcastle United (men), and Arsenal (women) will headline the Melbourne Football Week, featuring a three-game series that includes Tottenham Hotspur (men) facing off against Premier League rivals Newcastle United (men). Additionally, for the first time in Australia, the Arsenal Women will compete against the A-League All Stars Women. This historic match-up is part of a double-header event on the Friday, with Newcastle United playing the A-League All Stars Men.

 

The MCG will host the men's match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United on Wednesday, May 22 at 7:45 PM AEST. The doubleheader at Marvel Stadium on Friday, May 24 will kick off with Newcastle United (men) vs the A-League All Stars Men, followed by Arsenal Women taking on the A-League All Stars Women. 

A-League Women All Stars Squad:

**Coach:**
- Joe Montemurro

**Goalkeepers:**
- Lydia Williams (Melbourne Victory)
- Jada Whyman (Sydney FC)

**Defenders:**
- Alana Cerne (Western United)
- Michaela Foster (Wellington Phoenix)
- Grace Maher (Western United)
- Danika Matos (Western Sydney Wanderers)
- Kayla Morrison (Melbourne Victory)
- Rebekah Stott (Melbourne City)

**Midfielders:**
- Alex Chidiac (Melbourne Victory)
- Mackenzie Hawkesby (Sydney FC)
- Elise Kellond-Knight (Melbourne Victory)
- Rhianna Pollicina (Melbourne City)
- Tameka Yallop (Brisbane Roar)

**Forwards:**
- Sophie Harding (Western Sydney Wanderers)
- Michelle Heyman (Canberra United)
- Princess Ibini (Sydney FC)
- Kyah Simon (Central Coast Mariners)
- Cortnee Vine (Sydney FC)
- Hannah Wilkinson (Melbourne City)

### Arsenal Women Squad:

**Coach:**

- Jonas Eidevall

**Players:**

- Emily Fox

- Steph Catley

- Kim Little

- Frida Maanum

- Katie McCabe

- Caitlin Foord

- Victoria Pelova

- Kathrine Kuhl

- Alessia Russo

- Cloe Lacasse

- Teyah Goldie

- Kyra Cooney-Cross

- Naomi Williams

- Sarah Bouhaddi

- Vivienne Lia (Academy)

- Katie Reid  (Academy)

- Maddy Earl  (Academy)

- Laila Harbert  (Academy)

- Freya Godfrey  (Academy)

The Arsenal Women's team is renowned for its success in English football, having won 15 domestic league titles and 14 FA Cups. Their connection with Australia is strong, with Matildas stars like Steph Catley, Kyra Cooney-Cross, and Caitlin Foord playing key roles in the squad.

This event will not only celebrate the achievements of these athletes but also build on the excitement generated by the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup hosted by Australia. It offers a unique opportunity for fans to see top-tier international talent and local stars on the same field, further solidifying the bond between Arsenal and Australian soccer enthusiasts.

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