After hosting a pair of NRL matches in 2018, Mudgee’s Glen Willow Oval is set to feature a Hyundai A-League football match this upcoming season.
The Western Sydney Wanderers is the club which will take a game to Mudgee as part of a regional strategy that’s linked with the Mid Western Regional Council, Bathurst Regional Council and Orange City Council.
The week leading up to the match will feature school clinics and school cup tournaments.
Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas believes this season’s Community Round is the perfect opportunity for the Wanderers to showcase the Hyundai A-League to the Central West.
“We’re looking forward to engaging with and forming lasting relationships with the local communities of Mudgee, Bathurst and Orange this Hyundai A-League season,” said Tsatsimas.
“The Community Round is always a very important match in the Wanderers schedule and we’re are proud to be playing in the first ever Hyundai A-League match in Mudgee."
Sports broadcasting legend Ken Sutcliffe grew up in Mudgee and is proud that his hometown will be hosting the Wanderers fixture.
“I'm really happy about the news that the Western Sydney Wanderers will be coming to Mudgee,” said Sutcliffe.
“It’s great for the region and great for the game.
“Once again, the regions impressive sporting facility has attracted another major sporting event. I call Glen Willow the Wembley of the West."
Mid-Western Regional Council Mayor, Des Kennedy says he’s excited to partner with the Wanderers to bring a 2018-19 Hyundai A-League match to regional New South Wales.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for regional fans to see elite players battle it out in a Hyundai A-League at our world-class stadium,” said Cr Kennedy.
It is the latest in a number of high profile sporting matches at Mudgee in recent times with NRL matches, the final City-Country Origin fixture, and Super Rugby pre-season games having also been played at the Glen Willow complex in the last couple of years.
While the official draw isn’t released until Thursday, July 12, it is expected the Wanderers will play at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Complex on November 10.