Canberra United will kick-off the Foxtel Y-League 2018/19 season at home to the Central Coast Mariners, following the release of the full season draw earlier today.
United's season begins at Deakin Stadium on Saturday, November 10th at 6:30pm against the Mariners, and the United Youth team will be at home again a week later, hosting the Western Sydney Wanderers at the same time at Deakin.
It will be United's second foray into the league after being admitted last season, and Head Coach Dean Ugrinic said he could not wait to begin the new campaign.
"It’s been a long pre-season and I think we have prepared as well as we possibly can” he said.
"We’ve gone through an extensive selection process and to be honest we are looking forward to kicking things off."
The home clash to kick off the season will be an entertaining match against the Mariners, who United knocked off last season and Ugrinic admitted it made the air around the season opener that little bit more exciting.
“You’re always looking forward to playing at home, but there’s a bit of air of excitement to get to watch this season’s crop at home.
"With all the excitement around the A-League bid, Men's Football in Canberra and what that has generated, I think we can have a pretty big crowd."
Ugrinic's squad is almost finalised ahead of the season beginning after a gruelling pre-season and the feeling within the camp echoes that of Ugrinic.
“You get to a certain point where you just want pre-season to be over, and the boys want to be in the competition proper.
"The players are relishing the intensity of pre-season training but in the back of their minds they are ready to move on, get out of pre-season and run out for that first match in the competition.
Canberra United Foxtel Y-League 2018/19 Season
Round 1 |
Saturday, November 10th - 6:30pm @ Deakin Stadium | Canberra United v Central Coast Mariners
Round 2 |
Saturday, November 17th - 6:30pm @ Deakin Stadium | Canberra United v Western Sydney Wanderers
Round 3 |
Saturday, November 24th - 4:30pm @ Lambert Park (Sydney) | Sydney FC v Canberra United
Round 4 |
Saturday, December 1st - 4:30pm @ No.2. Sportsground (Newcastle) | Newcastle United v Canberra United
Round 5 |
Round 6 |
Sunday, December 16th - 4:30pm @ Deakin Stadium | Canberra United v Sydney FC
Round 7 |
Saturday, December 22nd - 4:30pm @ Valentine Sports Park | Western Sydney Wanderers v Canberra United
Round 8 |
Round 9 |
Saturday, January 12th - 10:30am @ CCM Centre of Excellence | Canberra United v Central Coast Mariners
Round 10 |
Saturday, January 26th - 6:30pm @ Deakin Stadium | Canberra United v Newcastle Jets