Adelaide United departed for the Northern Territory on Tuesday morning, as part of the squad’s preparation for the upcoming Hyundai A-League 2015/16 season.
Adelaide United’s trip to the Northern Territory coincides with the club’s and major sponsor, Northern Territory Tourism Commission’s, desire to expand football in the top-end of the country, and encourage all Australians to Do the NT.
This will be their second visit to the Territory this year after already making the trip to the top-end for their Westfield FFA Cup clash against Darwin Olympic earlier this month.
The Reds will be play two matches during their tour of the NT, before returning to Adelaide on Sunday afternoon.
The first match United plays will be on Wednesday night in Alice Springs against the Alice Springs All-Stars, then against fellow Hyundai A-League club, Melbourne City, in Darwin on Saturday night.
This pre-season tour is the second consecutive journey for the Reds to the NT and will see United experience the uniqueness that Alice Springs and Darwin have to offer through numerous community and cultural visits.
Eli Babalj, Marcelo Carrusca, Sergio Cirio, Bruce Djite, Mate Dugandzic, Tarek Elrich, Jordan Elsey, Eugene Galekovic, Craig Goodwin, Jimmy Jeggo, John Hall, Iacopo La Rocca, Thomas Love, Osama Malik, Michael Marrone, Dylan McGowan, George Mells, Mark Ochieng, Jordan Pudler, Pablo Sanchez, Dylan Smith, Ruon Tongyik, Ben Warland
Alice Springs All-Stars v Adelaide United FC
Wednesday, 19 August
Kick-off at 7pm (ACDT)
Adelaide United FC v Melbourne City FC
Saturday, 22 August
Darwin Football Stadium
Kick-off at 7pm (ACDT)
Tuesday 18 August 2015
2:15pm - Alice Springe School Visits: Ross Park School (Ochieng + Pudler), OLSH Traeger (Love + Tongyik), Yirara School (Warland + Elsey), Bradshaw School (Smith + Hall)
5:30pm - Training at Traeger Park (open training)
Wednesday 19 August 2015
10:00am - School Visits: Living Waters School (Carrusca + Elrich), Sadadeen Primary School (Jeggo + Dugandzic)
Friday 21 August
11:00am - Darwin School Visits: Nakara Primary School (McGowan + Mells), Wanguri Primary School (La Rocca + Djite)
2:00pm - Darwin Hospital Visit (Malik, Pablo Sanchez, Cirio, Marrone, Goodwin)
2:30pm - Media call with Adelaide United and Melbourne City at the Darwin Football Stadium (AUFC: Amor, Galekovic, Jeggo. MCFC: TBC)
6:00pm - Training at Darwin Football Stadium (open training)
Saturday 22 August 2015
10:30am - Team signing session at Casuarina Shopping Centre (all players)