A-League announces special Star Wars-themed round

Football Federation Australia is teaming up with the Walt Disney Company Australia for a special Star Wars-themed A-League round next month.

Round 10 of the A-League, which kicks off on December 8, will be the official Star Wars round.

It coincides with the release of the latest instalment of the iconic movie franchise, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

"Like football, Star Wars has super fans that span the globe, it's a hugely successful franchise and to incorporate this into a round of the Hyundai A-League is very exciting," FFA chief executive David Gallop said.

The round will feature character appearances, themed activities, content on the big screen and giveaways.

"We look forward to celebrating the hero's journey through best-practice activations, content and experiences for families and fans alike," Kylie Watson-Wheeler, managing director of the Walt Disney Company, Australia and New Zealand said.

A limited edition BB-8 supporter football has been produced and is available for fans to purchase, in honour of the droid character from the 2015 film The Force Awakens.

Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne City will also have a range of Star Wars merchandise.

The partnership between FFA and production company Lucasfilm is a major coup for the A-League, which encourages families to take advantage of a fun day at the football.

"Competitive sport can produce some of the most enthralling storylines, much like the acclaimed suite of Star Wars films," Watson-Wheeler said.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released in cinemas on December 14.

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