Western United FC Tryouts
Western United Football Club is an Australian professional soccer club. Based in the western Melbourne suburb of Truganina, the club aims to represent western Victoria, incorporating the western suburbs of Melbourne; the regional cities of Geelong, Ballarat, and Bendigo; and regional and country towns in western Victoria.
Western United FC Youth Development System
Western United is pleased to announce that it will be entering two teams in the 2021 NPL Victoria season. We will field one team in the senior division and one team in the Under 21’s. Both teams will begin their seasons in March 2021, marking another historic moment in the Club’s short history.
Our current A-League Assistant Coach Ante Moric will be the club’s Head of Youth Football and our inaugural NPL Senior Head Coach in 2021. Moric is excited and privileged to have been given the opportunity to be the inaugural Head Coach of the Western United youth academy and is looking forward to working with the next generation of young footballers emerging from the west and creating a solid pathway into the A-League.
The WUFC NPL program will be based out of City Vista Reserve in Caroline Springs with the squad’s training schedule aligning with the A-League program. The club plans to establish additional NPL junior teams from 2022.
Registration for players and coaches is now closed. Follow us on Facebook for next registration periods and further news on the upcoming season. Keep up to date with all fixtures and results via the official Western United National Premier Leagues page as well as the registered list of players.
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In August of 2018, the Western Melbourne Group was one of the eight teams that the FFA approved into the official bidding phase of the new expansion process. This was a part of the new process that was being implemented. After another four months, the results of the auction were finally revealed, along with the winning bid from Macarthur FC.
While it constructs its stadium and training center in Tarneit, Western Melbourne will play its home games at Kardinia Park in Geelong for the first two seasons of its existence. Completion of the stadium and training center is anticipated for the year 2021.
The Western Melbourne Group made the announcement that John Anastasiadis would serve as the senior assistant coach for the club’s inaugural season on January 11, 2019. The consortium made the announcement on the 24th of January, 2019, that John Hutchinson will also be joining the team as an assistant coach.
Panagiotis Kone became Western Melbourne Football Club’s first player and marquee signing on January 31, 2019, ahead of the club’s debut season of competition. On the 12th of February in 2019, Western Melbourne made Josh Risdon, a defender for the Socceroos and Australia, their first ever Australian signing.
Following a poll that was conducted by the general public through the Herald Sun newspaper on February 13, 2019, it was revealed that the club would henceforth be known as the Western United Football Club. It was announced as their inaugural name as “Western United Football Club,” also wearing a green and black strip on their kits, which served to confirm the club’s name and colors as they were set to confirm the club’s name and colors as it was announced as their inaugural name as “Western United Football Club.”
Midway through the month of May, Western United made the announcement that they have partnered with the athletic brand Kappa. Two months later, the club presented their first-ever shirts, which featured green and black stripes, for their debut season in the Australian Football League (A-League).
On June 2, 2019, the Director of Football for Western United, Steve Horvat, gave the Geelong representative players their shirts for the 2019 Country Championships. Geelong will be competing in this year’s tournament. In addition, Horvat revealed that the club would establish a training facility in Geelong by the year 2021.