Father’s Day clash against Perth to be live streamed

Melbourne Victory’s pre-season campaign continues on Sunday, with the first clash against Hyundai A-League opposition.

Perth Glory will travel to Melbourne for the match, to be played at AAMI Park on Father’s Day afternoon, which will also see Mitch Nichols face his former club for the first time since his mid-season move to Japan last season.

Victory's pre-season friendlies have so far been against NPL opposition, but now Kevin Muscat's men will begin their pre-season battles with fellow Hyundai A-League teams, beginning with Perth on Sunday.

The match will be played ‘behind closed doors’, but Victory fans will be able to watch every minute through an exclusive live stream on MelbourneVictory.com.au.

While behind closed doors games are a regular occurrence during pre-season, this will be the first time the Club has live streamed a pre-season friendly match, meaning fans won’t miss any of the action.

CEO Ian Robson said this season, Victory supporters were getting closer to the action than ever before.

“So far this pre-season, we have live streamed our FFA Cup game and had comprehensive video highlights posted online straight after our other friendly matches giving fans an unprecedented look at our pre-season preparations,” Mr Robson said.

“This Sunday’s clash against Perth Glory will be an exciting match for Kevin and the team and we’re looking forward to giving our fans a chance to watch it live as it happens.

“Our FFA Cup live stream was extremely well received, with 20,000 fans tuning in to the match played against Bayswater City in Perth in August and the good news is that our Round of 16 FFA Cup clash against Canberra’s Tuggeranong United will be broadcast live and exclusive on Fox Sports.” 

Herald Sun journalist Matt Windley will commentate the match, with injured defender Nick Ansell to join Windley on the microphone throughout the match. Fans are being encouraged to tweet in questions and talking points to be discussed during the stream using the match hashtag, #MVCvPER.

The match will kick-off at 2pm on Sunday, September 7 and the stream will be live on MelbourneVictory.com.au shortly before kick-off.