FROM today, soccer-mad kids can score a free ticket to see the world’s most famous team take on our own Perth Glory – plus the opportunity to take part in a pre-game parade on the turf of Optus Stadium and the chance to walk out hand in hand with the soccer superstars.
It’s less than two months till Manchester United arrive to take on both Perth Glory and Harry Kewell’s old side Leeds United in a warm up to the 2019 English Premier League season.
The match against Glory, on July 13, will be preceded by a junior parade that officials hope could involve up to 3500 young players and parents dressed in their local club colours.
To get them all involved, Community News can today unveil a special ticketing option where registered young players can get a free ticket for the match and the pre-game parade through their Football West club.
Accompanying parents can buy their ticket for $59.
Football West’s head of member services Alex Novatsis said there were nearly 30,000 registered junior soccer players across WA.
“This is a great opportunity for our grassroots players, our community players, to be able to be part of a massive festival which includes some of the world’s best players,” he said.
“What an opportunity for our kids to be able to watch Man United, the highest supported club in the world, to be involved and be so close to the game and be able to walk on the same ground as what they walk on while they are touring Western Australia.”
Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said having children march on the pitch before the game would help promote the sport at a grassroots level.
SEE THE STARS
Manchester United open training session @ WACA Ground
July 17 – Manchester United v Leeds United @ Optus Stadium