WITH just a week left before the country’s best female soccer players land at Morshead Park, groundskeeper Gary Lindsay was busy preparing the surface for the Matildas who are set to begin their training on Monday.
The squad who usually train in Canberra will travel from across the globe for seven days of intensive training at the Ballarat Regional Soccer Stadium, in what will be the team’s last hit out before departing for the Rio Olympics.
City of Ballarat mayor Des Hudson was on hand on Monday to help Lindsay prepare the pitch ahead of the side’s arrival, which will also be the venue for a match between the Matildas and the New Zealand Ferns at 3pm on Saturday June 4.
The two sides will then again meet again to play a precursor to the Socceroos clash with Greece at Etihad Stadium on June 7 before flying to Brazil where they will continue their preparations ahead of the games which start in August.
Tickets are on sale now for the clash at Morshead Park which will see the world’s fifth and 16th ranked sides go head to head.
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