Melbourne Victory women's team was hosted at the Australian Embassy in Jongno, Seoul on Monday, for an event commemorating its participation in the inaugural AFC Women's Club Championship.
The event was attended by Adam Cunneen - Victorian Government Commissioner for the Republic of Korea and Japan, Mr. James Choi - Australian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea and Mr. Kim Dongki, Chief, Office of Strategic Development, Korea Football Association.
The Australian government also hosted key Victory players Jenna McCormick & Teigen Allen, Assistant Coach Gareth Turnbull and club official, Telmo Languiller.
In an additional boost to the exciting opportunity, the team is in South Korea with the support of Global Victoria - who have partnered with the club.
Victory’s Teigen Allen told local South Korean media at the welcome event that women’s football is on the rise.
“I'm honoured to be here today, welcomed by the Embassy, and to participate in the inaugural tournament here in South Korea - we hope can showcase quality match play in our games,” Allen said.
“Women’s football has grown in recent years which is fantastic and tournaments like this provide new exciting opportunities to showcase our club, game and country on a global scale.”
The competition will be played in a round-robin format between November 26–30 at Yongin Citizens' Sports Park and features teams from China (Jiangsu Suning), Japan (Nippon TV Beleza) and tournament hosts South Korea (Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels).