Westfield W-League Round 9 clash postponed

Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced the decision to postpone the Westfield W-League 2019/20 Season - Round 9 fixture between the Newcastle Jets and Adelaide United.

This decision was made last night due to the forecast of a combination of hazardous air quality and high temperatures in the Hunter region this Friday at the scheduled kick-off time of 5:00pm (AEDT) and was necessitated by Adelaide United’s travel plans .

At this time, the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Round 14 fixture between the Newcastle Jets and Sydney FC will go ahead as planned. The forecast ambient and Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) for that match remain within acceptable ranges for the later kick-off and the Air Quality forecast is improving with the arrival of a wind change to the North East on Friday. As Sydney FC are due to travel by bus up to Newcastle today, FFA was able to delay its decision on the Hyundai A-League Friday night match until this morning.

In making decisions regarding whether a fixture will proceed, the safety, welfare and comfort of our players, match officials and fans remain our ongoing focus with regard to air quality issues as a result of these bushfires.

The Westfield W-League fixture between the Newcastle Jets and Adelaide United has been rescheduled to be played on Saturday 1 February at McDonald Jones Stadium (kick-off 7:30pm (local) 7:30pm (AEDT)).  

Further, the Westfield W-League 2019/20 Season  - Round 8 fixture between Canberra United and Sydney FC (which was postponed last weekend due to forecast hazardous air quality) will now be played on Monday 13 January 2020 at McKellar Park, subject to air quality on that match day.

Finally, in support of the Hyundai A-League’s and Westfield W-League’s dedicated initiative Football for fire-affected farms, their families and communities, the upcoming Westfield W-League 2019/20 – Round 10 fixture between Melbourne City FC and the Newcastle Jets will now be played on Saturday 18 January at AAMI Park (kick-off 5:00pm) as a double-header with the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 – Round 15 fixture between Melbourne City FC v Newcastle Jets.

Donations to bushfire and drought appeal can be made at www.ruralaid.org.au/football


Westfield W-League 2019/20 Season

Round

DAY

DATE

HOME

AWAY

Kick-Off (Local)

Kick-Off (AEDT)

Venue

Notes

8

Monday

13 January 2020

Canberra United

Sydney FC

4:00PM

4:00PM

McKellar Park

Change Date and Kick-Off time

9

Saturday

1 February 2020

Newcastle Jets

Adelaide

7:30PM

7:30PM

McDonald Jones Stadium

Change Date and Kick-Off time

10

Saturday

18 January 2020

Melbourne City FC

Newcastle Jets

5:00PM

5:00PM

AAMI Park

Change Date and Kick-Off time