Melbourne Heart FC’s Hyundai A-League preparations have stepped up a gear with confirmation of the Club’s pre-season friendly schedule.
Melbourne Heart FC-s Hyundai A-League preparations have stepped up a gear with confirmation of the Club-s pre-season friendly schedule.
The schedule is designed to ensure Heart fans throughout the Melbourne metropolitan region and beyond have the chance to see their team in action ahead of the Club-s highly anticipated 2012/13 season.
With the pre-season matches set to be a crucial element in the build-up to Head Coach John Aloisi-s debut campaign in charge, Heart is likely to field strong line-ups in each of the matches, offering a first glimpse of the Club-s new signings, including Liberian international Patrick Gerhardt and Golgol Mebrahtu.
Heart-s pre-season campaign will launch with a match against a Victorian Champions League representative team in Geelong, and also features hit outs with Hyundai A-League rivals Adelaide United and Perth Glory, with a plethora of evening start times a key feature.
The only notable exception is Heart-s match against United on August 21, scheduled to kick-off at 2pm to enable the South Australian side to transit to and from Melbourne on the same day ahead of their AFC Champions League Quarter Final.
Friday 27 July – 8pm vs. FFV VCL XI @ Stead Park, Geelong
Wednesday 1 August – 7:30pm vs. Port Melbourne @ JL Murphy Reserve
Wednesday 8 August – 7:30pm vs. Richmond @ Kevin Bartlett Reserve
Tuesday 21 August – 2pm vs. Adelaide United @ Epping Stadium
Sunday 16 September – TBC vs. Mt Eliza XI @ Langwarrin SC
Saturday 22 September – 1pm vs. Perth Glory @ TBC