Two high-quality contests involving AWFA’s best players will take centre stage at La Trobe this afternoon.
The third annual Butterfly Football Fund charity event is expected to provide quite the spectacle for the region’s soccer fans.
Victorian Women’s NPL outfit Calder United will take on the AWFA Ladies Select before Victoria meet NSW in an eagerly-anticipated men’s clash.
All proceeds raised on the day will be donated back to mental health organisations headspace and Lifeline
“This year we’ve gone one step better with the Calder United side coming from Melbourne,” organiser Carlo Villani said.
“We hope everyone will get behind us, we’re expecting 700 or 800 people.
“Next year will be even better, we want to try get a team from the NPL in NSW to come down.
“Victoria is very strong this year, they’ve been training well and have a very competitive team.
“I was talking with (NSW coaches) Matt Maw and Andrew Grove on Thursday and they really want to win as well.
“What we want is a really good display of football from the men’s point-of-view and we hope our local ladies do their best and push Calder all the way.”
Among the power-packed Calder United squad is American Catherine Zimmerman who finished as the Star Player and Golden Boot winner in the Victorian Women’s NPL.
The league’s Players' Player Aleksandra Sinclair is also making the trip up to the Border.
Kick-off for the ladies is 4.30pm, followed by the men’s game at 6.30pm.
The region’s Miniroos will feature between games.
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