Melbourne Victory will make history as the first Australian club to play in the inaugural pilot edition of the AFC Women’s Club Championship tournament being held in South Korea.
The competition will be played in a round-robin format between November 26–30 and feature a team from each of China (Jiangsu Suning), Japan (Nippon TV Beleza) and tournament hosts South Korea (Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels).
In an additional boost to the already prestigious opportunity, the team will travel with the support of Global Victoria – who have partnered with the club to support the tournament – ahead of their AFC Women’s Club Championship journey.
A leader in Asian engagement, Global Victoria has the largest trade and investment network of any Australian state with 22 offices globally, including 12 in Asia.
With their aim of using sport as a platform for deeper engagement to share experiences and develop new friendships with our Asian neighbours, Global Victoria are championing Victory’s W-League team on the global stage.
Melbourne Victory Head Coach, Jeff Hopkins was excited to be a part of the historic tournament.
“It’s a real honour to be selected to represent Australia at this inaugural AFC Women’s Club Championship,” said Hopkins.
“This tournament will provide a tremendous experience for our girls to compete on the global stage and with the support of Global Victoria, we’re looking forward to proudly representing Australia and the W-League.”
For more information on the tournament, visit the AFC website.