Nobody was closer to the action than the ALDI MiniRoos when the Westfield Matildas enjoyed their thrilling Cup of Nations triumph earlier this month.
As Sam Kerr, Hayley Raso, Ellie Carpenter and Co. took on the might of New Zealand, Korea Republic and Argentina in the high-profile tournament held in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in late February and early March, members of the ALDI MiniRoos family were right by their side all the way.
Through our fantastic nation-wide initiative, young supporters had the opportunity to become player mascots and walk out for the pre-match ceremonies alongside their favourite Westfield Matilda players.
“My daughter said it was the best day of her life,” said one delighted parent. “The girls were absolutely enthralled watching the game and were even lucky enough to get a couple of the Westfield Matildas’ signatures on their shirts.
“It was such a great afternoon/evening and I think the parents enjoyed it just as much.”
As if strolling onto the pitch in front of an excited crowd at an international match was not enough, the youngsters also had the chance to show off their own skills during the half-time break, as well as collecting autographs and selfies with the stars.
“The girls were super-excited and had a great time, some of the girls had their T-shirts signed by most of the Westfield Matilda ladies after the game,” said another parent.
“Thank you to yourselves and ALDI Miniroos for giving Riley this amazing opportunity. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and one that Riley will always remember. Sam Kerr has won herself a fan for life.”
Join the ALDI MiniRoos to get the chance for a once-in-a-lifetime experience of your own and to meet with your Caltex Socceroos or Westfield Matildas' heroes at a future match.
ALDI MiniRoos is designed for kids of all abilities, aged 4-11 years. For more information, please click here.