About Us

The Green & Gold Army has been Australia’s premier football supporters’ network for the Socceroos, Matildas and other national teams since its establishment in 2001.

When it comes to supporting the Socceroos on the road, we have unparalleled experience having organised the travel arrangements for thousands of Socceroos and Matildas fans to World Cups, Asian Cups and many away World Cup Qualifiers including:

  • 2007 AFC Asian Cup Thailand

  • 2010 away world cup qualifier v China in Kunming

  • 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

  • 2014 Away World Cup Qualifiers in Jordan and Japan

  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

  •  2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada

  •  2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Russia

  •  2018 Away World Cup Qualifiers in Thailand, Japan & Honduras

Groups of 500 Australians travelled with the Green & Gold Army to both the South Africa and Brazil World Cups. Our World Cup tour packages are inclusive of accommodation, ground transportation, social functions, host city tours, with Australian and bilingual local guides.

We also organise all internal transportation and optional sightseeing and cultural experiences. We take the nitty-gritty of organisation off your hands so you can relax and enjoy the footballing experience with fellow Australian fans.

We have been an Official Travel Agent of the Football Federation of Australia since 2013, and operated the Official FFA Westfield Matildas Friends, Family and Fans Tour to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada.

Just like you- we are football fans – and football is all we do.

Our Style

While our tours are football focused – we know that’s why you’re here in the first place – we also design our tours so you can experience and uncover the sights and culture of the host destination. We also want you to get to know and develop friendships with like-minded Australian football fans.

Our pre/post-match functions are renowned for being fun (even a little raucous!) and are the perfect way to build up to the match or celebrate a victory. Our welcome functions are designed so you can get to know your fellow travellers and develop friendships with them at the beginning of the tour.

Our tours to major tournaments are hosted by former Socceroos and media personalities who travel with the group, are approachable, and share their insights into the tournaments. John Kosmina, Kevin Muscat and Francis Leach have hosted our previous tours to the South Africa and Brazil World Cups.

Finally, we think it’s important to leave a positive legacy in the destinations we visit. For the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, we raised $20,000 for a Red Cross-operated centre for children whose parents are HIV positive. This was enough to operate the centre for 200 children for around four months.

A highlight for many who travelled to South Africa was visiting the children’s centre which is located in a township of Johannesburg. For the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, a group volunteered their time at a working-bee at a local school, doing tasks such as painting and constructing play-equipment.

A BBQ and social match with the local community followed. These activities are not compulsory, but they are there for you to experience if you wish.

Who Travels With Us

A whole range of Australian football fans travel with us – for the 2014 Brazil World Cup, our youngest traveller was four years old and our oldest traveller was 84!

We have lots of father-son combinations, groups of friends, couples and solo travellers. Our travelling groups are very diverse and you bound to meet lots of like-minded people: if you’re looking for a group to party with, you’ll find them; if you’re looking for a group to join for a nice dinner, you’ll find them.

If you’re a female looking to tour with us, rest-assured there will be many other females travelling – around 25% of our tour groups are female.

If you’re a solo traveller, we haven’t forgotten you: we offer a solo-match program where we match you with another solo traveller of similar age to room-share. This keeps the cost down for you and also means you meet a fellow traveller straight away.