Melbourne City FC will intensify preparations for the 2017 Westfield FFA Cup with two first pre-season fixtures in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs, facing PS4 NPL Victoria outfits Oakleigh Cannons and Bentleigh Greens in July.
City travels to Brisbane in the Round of 32 to commence its FFA Cup title defence with an away fixture against Peninsula Power on Tuesday 1 at Dolphin Stadium and will utilise the next three weeks leading up to that competitive fixture with two friendlies and two closed-door intra-club matches at the City Football Academy.
Taking charge of the side in his first friendly match, Warren Joyce’s side will face the Cannons on Tuesday 18 July at Jack Edwards Reserve before taking on fellow Westfield FFA Cup Round of 32 entrants Bentleigh Greens on Tuesday 25 July. The dates for the intra-club matches will remain internal, meaning the two away friendlies will present the first opportunity for fans and members to see the City boys in action.
In between both fixtures, Melbourne City will also be holding a special member’s event on Wednesday 19 July at the Stomping Ground Brewery in Collingwood, as the Club prepares to launch its defence of the 2017 FFA Cup.
City will host a special screening of the 2016 FFA Cup Final win over Sydney FC, where members will get the opportunity to meet Head Coach Warren Joyce and new signing Scott Jamieson, enjoy free pizza and a commemorative Stomping Ground beer brewed specially for the event.
Each attendee will also receive a free 2016 FFA Cup Champions commemorative pint glass. Tickets are only $15 and there is only a limited number available. Click here to secure your spot now!
Oakleigh come into the contest sitting mid-table on the NPL Victoria ladder with only one point separating them in seventh and 10th placed side Bulleen Lions.
The Greens on the other hand sit third, three points from fellow FFA Cup opponents, Dockerty Cup winners and league leaders Heidelberg United.
Tickets for both friendly matches can only be purchased at the gate. All 2017/18 members will receive an email with instructions on how to redeem their discount prior to the match.
Don’t miss your chance to see Melbourne City FC this pre-season as they prepare for the 2017/18 season!
*Ticket pricing for the pre-season friendlies against Oakleigh and Bentleigh is determined by the home side.
Melbourne City FC vs. Oakleigh Cannons
Date: Tuesday 18 July 2017
Time: Kick off 7:30pm, Gates open at 5:30pm
Location: Jack Edwards Reserve, Edward Street, Oakleigh, 3166
2017 FFA Cup Launch
Date: Wednesday 19 July 2017
Time: Stomping Ground opens at 5:30pm, event begins at 6pm and concludes 9:30pm
Location: Stomping Ground Brewery,100 Gipps Street Collingwood, 3066
Entry: $15 with free FFA Cup glass, one complimentary beer and pizza.
Click here to purchase tickets!
Melbourne City FC vs Bentleigh Greens
Date: Tuesday 25 July 2017
Time: Kick off 7:30pm, Gates open 6:30pm
Location: Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, 289 Centre Dandenong Rd, Cheltenham VIC 3192
Entry: $5 for City members, $10 for non-members