Celtic confirm Australian treble

by Staff Writer on May 18, 2011

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Scottish giants Celtic have confirmed a three-match tour of Australia including matches against Central Coast, Perth and Melbourne Victory.

Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said on the club's official site that he was excited by the pre-season tour.

“The response from Celtic fans in Brisbane [on our last tour] was staggering and the welcome the club received was fantastic.

“We could only be in Australia for a couple of days at that point but we decided there and then that we wanted to come back and reconnect properly with the fans.

“This tour gives us an opportunity to do that and reach out to Celtic fans all across Australia.

“We are looking forward to the visit and once again making many more new friends across Australia.”

Celtic Captain Scott Brown added: “Brisbane was a fantastic experience for all the players and it really emphasised the difference between Celtic and other football clubs.

“Celtic is a global club and I am really looking forward to leading the team down under as club captain.”

Georgios Samaras is also excited about the tour for cultural reasons.

He said: “Australia is home to the largest Greek ex-pat population in the world so I’m really looking forward to playing in front of all the Greek football fans.

“I know they will be very excited to see Celtic."

Ticketing details

Central Coast Mariners v Celtic
7.30pm Saturday, July 2, ANZ Stadium
Tickets from Ticketek, 132 849
http://premier.ticketek.com.au/

Pre-sale for following groups commences Tuesday, May 24,
Central Coast Mariners Members
Celtic FC and Official Celtic FC Supporter Groups
Football Family (FFA)
Football NSW Registered Players
Ticketek Members
ANZ Stadium and Trust Members

Public sale will commence Friday, May 27

Perth Glory v Celtic
5pm Saturday, July 9, NIB Stadium
Tickets from Ticketmaster, 136 100
http://www.ticketmaster.com.au

Pre-sale for following groups commences Monday, May 23:
Perth Glory Members
Celtic FC and Official Celtic FC Supporter Groups
Football Family (FFA)
Ticketmaster Members

Public sale will commence Wednesday, May 25

Melbourne Victory v Celtic
7.30pm Wednesday, July 13, AAMI Park
Tickets from Ticketek, 132 849
http://premier.ticketek.com.au

Pre-sale for following groups commences Monday, May 30:
Melbourne Victory Members
Celtic FC and Official Celtic FC Supporter Groups
Football Family (FFA)
Ticketek Members

Public sale to be advised.