Sydney FC's Opening Matches Postponed

Sydney FC’s opening Westfield W-League and A-League doubleheader against Melbourne City at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on December 30 has been postponed.

With states and territories imposing border restrictions on New South Wales following the Northern Beaches COVID-19 outbreak, Melbourne City’s players and staff would need to isolate for 14 days in Victoria on their return.

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It means the Grand Final rematches will now be re-scheduled for a later date which is yet to be confirmed.

“It is unfortunate as it was set to be a remarkable occasion, however we must accept the decision in the best interests of the A-League and Westfield W-League,” said Sydney FC Chief Executive Officer Danny Townsend.

“New South Wales has some coronavirus issues right now, however if we can fulfil fixtures both here and around the country by rescheduling, then we must do what we can to achieve this.

“New South Wales continues to respond well to the recent outbreak, so we are confident the schedule will resume as planned as soon as possible. 

“In the meantime, we need to respond to the current border closures and provide the appropriate notice to our Members and fans that the match needs to be postponed.”

Sydney FC’s first match of the A-League 2020/21 season will now be their away clash against the Wellington Phoenix at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 (kick off 5:05pm AEDT), while the Sky Blues home Sydney Derby on Saturday 16th January at Stadium Australia is brought forward to kick off at 5.05pm. The Westfield W-League match originally scheduled for this game is still under consideration and will be confirmed later this week. 

Sydney FC’s home clash with Central Coast Mariners in Match Week 5 has also seen its date brought forward to start at 7:05pm on Friday January 22nd.

In the Westfield W-League, Sydney FC will now begin their 2020/21 campaign with a massive away #SydneyDerby at Bankwest Stadium on Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 (kick off 4:35pm AEDT).

For any information regarding tickets for Sydney FC’s opening doubleheader against Melbourne City please consult your Ticketek email.

Details surrounding Sydney FC's away January fixtures, against Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory, are still to be confirmed. 

Sydney FC’s revised opening Westfield W-League and A-League 2020/21 schedule:

 A-League:

Date

KO (AEDT)

Day

Home Club

Away Club

Venue

2/1/2021

17:05

Saturday

Wellington Phoenix

Sydney FC

WIN Stadium

16/01/2021

17:05

Saturday

Sydney FC

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Stadium Australia

22/01/2021

19:05

Friday

Sydney FC

Central Coast Mariners

Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

 

Westfield W-League:

Date

KO (AEDT)

Day

Home Club

Away Club

Venue

30/12/2020

16:35

Sunday

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Sydney FC

Bankwest Stadium