The Australian Boomers will change their game time at Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday night from 7.45 pm to a 5.30 pm tip-off. Australia will take on Brazil at the earlier time to allow fans to watch the Matildas semi-final match.
Australian Captain Patty Mills AM supports the change to an earlier game time to allow fans to get behind the Matildas.
“The Matildas have really captured the nation this World Cup, including a men’s national basketball team. The way the ladies play with so much heart and passion has been so inspiring to witness.
“Just like the rest of the country, our Boomers team have been locked in for each game, watching it as a team and enjoying every part of supporting and celebrating these incredible athletes.
“Supporting our fellow Australian athletes is crucial, so moving our game was an easy decision. We are now super excited to join the rest of Australia in watching the ladies on Wednesday after we play our second game in Melbourne. Up the Tillies!” Mills declared.
The game between Venezuela and South Sudan will now be held at 7.45pm.
There is no requirement for fans to change their tickets they are still valid for both games.
All fans will be able to watch the Matildas across the road from Rod Laver Arena where the Official Live Site at AAMI Park will screen the game from 8pm.
**NEW GAME TIMES**
Match Date Tip Off Time
Australia v Brazil Wed 16 Aug 5:30pm
South Sudan v Venezuela Wed 16 Aug 7:45pm