A-League Grand Final Party this Friday: Legends, 5-a-side, meet your heroes – key details

Grand Final celebrations will be kicking off early ahead of the Championship decider on Saturday June 3 with Moore Park’s Entertainment Quarter playing host to the inaugural Isuzu UTE A-League Grand Final Party on Friday, June 2.

Kicking off from 2:30 PM and running into the evening, the Grand Final Party will feature live music, street food, freestyle football and kids entertainment – celebrating the 2022/23 season in style, on the eve of the biggest game of the men’s domestic football calendar.

Melbourne City FC and Central Coast Mariners squads will both make an appearance on stage and for a meet-and-greet with fans on their final stop before Saturday’s decider at CommBank Stadium. 



Fans can also see some legends of Australian football turn back the clock in a 5-a-side exhibition tournament, featuring former A-Leagues, NSL, Socceroos and Matildas players going head-to-head on a newly installed 5-a-side pitch in the Show Ring precinct of the Entertainment Quarter.

The exhibition will feature men’s and women’s representative sides from Melbourne City and Central Coast, as well an Isuzu UTE A-League Men “Old Stars” taking on the NSL All Stars and a Liberty A-League Women’s Rep Team taking on a Matildas Alumni side.


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Off the pitch, fans will have the opportunity to challenge some of the stars of our E-League competition in an EA SPORTS FIFA23 activation, watch Freestyle Footballers Ben Kelly and Yuki Tokimoto from DB Freestyle, get involved with inflatable football games or have their face painted. DJ Robbie Rommers will be playing tunes and there will be a range of food and drink options. 

The Grand Final Party is open to the general public and is a free event which will run until no later than 10pm.

Isuzu UTE A-League Grand Final Party:

2:30pm – Live site opens, community clinics.
5:00pm – Central Coast Mariners appearance.
5:15pm – DJ commences set
5:30pm – Grand Final Panel hosted by MC Scott McKinnon
6:00pm – Melbourne City appearance.
6:30pm – Exhibition 5-a-side commences featuring Australian football legends.

Team line-ups

ALM Legends players
– Alex Brosque
– Cassio
– Rob Cornthwaite
– Matt McKay
– Michael Theo
– Joel Griffiths
– Adam Griffiths
– Brendon Santalab
– Ante Covic (coach)

NSL Legends players
– Clint Bolton
– David Clarkson
– David Zdrilic
– Jason Culina
– Fausto De Amicis
– Pablo Cardozo
– Chad Gibson
– Luke Wilkshire (coach)

ALW Legends players
– Cassidy Davis
– Grace Maher
– Rachael Quigley
– Ellie Brush
– Tara Andrews
– Annabel Martin
– Courtney Newbon
– Grace Gill

Matildas Alumni players
– Heather Garriock
– Di Alagich
– Joanne Peters
– Thea Slatyer
– Mara Watts
– Servet Uzunlar

CCM Men/mixed players
– Andre Gumprecht
– Adam Kwasnik
– Tommy Oar
– Brad Porter
– Josh Rose
– Daniel McBreen (coach)

CCM Women/mixed players (from CCM Women’s Acadmey)
– Kyara O’Brian GK
– Kaitlin Murphy
– Annalise Rasmussen
– Sophie Nenunovic
– Leisel Collins
– Chloe Smith
– Savannah Murray

MCY Men/mixed players
– James Brown
– Jonatan Germano
– Kamal Ibrahim
– Jacod Melling
– Nikola Roganovic
– Dylan Macallister

MCY Women/mixed players
– Rhali Dobson
– Bryleeh Henry
– Holly McNamara
– Rihanna Pollicina
– Maria Rojas
– Charlotte Hrehoresin

  • Note: Further players may still be added to these line-ups.

Access to the Entertainment Quarter is easiest by car (parking in Moore Park) or via light rail, with quick access from Central Station.

Isuzu UTE A-League 2023 Grand Final:

Melbourne City v Central Coast Mariners
Saturday, June 3
Kick-off: 7:45pm (AEST)
Venue: Commbank Stadium