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Western Sydney Wanderers FC (W-League)

Western Sydney Wanderers F.C. is an Australian women's soccer club based in the western region of Sydney, New South Wales. Founded in 2012, it is the affiliated women's team of the A-League team Western Sydney Wanderers. The team currently competes in the country's top-tier women's domestic competition, the W-League.

Western Sydney Wanderers Women
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Full nameWestern Sydney Wanderers FC Women
Nickname(s)Wanderers Women
Founded2012; 7 years ago (2012)
GroundMarconi Stadium
Capacity9,000
Head coachDean Heffernan
LeagueW-League
2018–199th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

The announcement of the creation of Western Sydney Wanderers FC on 4 April 2012 by the then FFA CEO Ben Buckley was soon followed by the announcement of an associated women's team which would compete in the W-League.[1] On 5 July 2012, Stephen Roche was announced the inaugural head coach for the team.[2] On 17 July 2014, Norm Boardman was appointed head coach for the team.[3] On 20 May 2016, Richard Byrne was appointed head coach, with Leah Blayney appointed assistant coach and Davide Del Giovine goalkeeping coach.[4] In October 2017, former Western Sydney Wanderers player Catherine Cannuli and Ryan Doidge joined Byrne as his assistant coaches.[5]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 14 November 2019[6]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Abby Smith
2   MF Alix Roberts
3   DF Sam Staab
4   DF Caitlin Cooper
5   MF Courtney Nevin
6   FW Denise O'Sullivan (guest player)
7   MF Amy Harrison
8   FW Erica Halloway (Captain)
9   FW Lynn Williams
10   MF Kyra Cooney-Cross
No. Position Player
11   FW Cortnee Vine
15   DF Alexandra Huynh
16   MF Liana Danaskos
17   MF Tiana Jaber
19   MF Susan Phonsongkhan
20   MF Vesna Milivojevic
21   MF Ella Mastrantonio
23   FW Kristen Hamilton
30   GK Courtney Newbon
40   GK Jada Mathyssen-Whyman

Head coachesEdit

Dates Name Ref.
2012–2014   Stephen Roche [7]
2014–2016   Norm Boardman [8]
2016–2018   Richard Byrne [9]
2018–19   Dan Barrett [10]
2019–present   Dean Heffernan [11]

Season by season recordEdit

Season W-League Top scorer
P W D L F A GD Pts Pos Finals Name Goals
2012–13 12 4 1 7 19 23 –4 13 6th   Louise Fors 5
2013–14 12 2 3 7 17 23 –6 9 7th   Catherine Cannuli 6
2014 12 2 2 8 14 42 –28 8 8th   Keelin Winters 5
2015–16 12 3 3 6 15 25 –10 12 7th 5 players 2
2016–17 12 4 1 7 14 29 –15 13 8th   Katie Stengel 6
2017–18 12 3 2 7 13 21 –8 11 8th   Erica Halloway 3
  • Bold denotes a current club player

BroadcastingEdit

For the 2018–19 season, all matches are scheduled to be broadcast on pay-TV network Fox Sports and the My Football app., with one match per week free-to-air on SBS.[12] In addition, ESPN+ will broadcast at least 17 W-League matches in the 2018-19 season.[13]

Select games are broadcast via local radio station Hawkesbury Radio 89.9FM and streamed live on the station's website.[14]

Records and statisticsEdit

Most appearancesEdit

Linda O'Neill holds the record for most league appearances with 41 as of November 24, 2018

Last updated 24 November 2018

Competitive, professional matches only.
Name Years W-League Finals Total
1   Linda O'Neill 2012–2016 41 0 41
2   Helen Caceres 2013–2017 40 0 40
3   Erica Halloway 2015– 38 0 38
4   Michelle Carney 2013–2016 34 0 34
5   Jada Mathyssen-Whyman 2015– 33 0 33
=6   Alix Roberts 2015–2018 25 0 25
=6   Chloe O’Brien 2014–2018 25 0 25
8   Jessica Seaman 2012–2014 24 0 24
=9   Hannah Beard 2014–2016 23 0 23
=9   Ellie Carpenter 2015–2017 23 0 23
=9   Keelin Winters 2014–2016 23 0 23
12   Catherine Cannuli 2012–2014 22 0 22
13   Teigen Allen 2012–2014 21 0 21
14   Servet Uzunlar 2012–2014, 2018– 19 0 19

Leading scorersEdit

Louise Fors holds the record for most league goals with 5 (including finals) as of December 2013.

Last updated 29 January 2013

Competitive, professional matches only, appearances including substitutes appear in brackets.
Name Years W-League Finals Total Games per goal
1   Louise Fors 2012–2013 2 (9) 0 (0) 5 (9) 1.8
2   Catherine Cannuli 2012– 4 (14) 0 (0) 4 (14) 3.5
=3   Servet Uzunlar 2012– 3 (10) 0 (0) 3 (10) 3.33
=3   Sarah Walsh 2012–2013 3 (12) 0 (0) 3 (12) 4
=5   Jenna Kingsley 2012– 2 (6) 0 (0) 2 (6) 3
=5   Trudy Camilleri 2012–2013 2 (12) 0 (0) 2 (12) 6

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Hyundai A-League club for Western Sydney". Football Federation Australia. 11 April 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Stephen Roche appointed Wanderers FC W-League coach". footballaustralia.com.au. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Boardman appointed for Wanderers W-League". Football Federation Australia. 17 July 2014.
  4. ^ "New W-League coach announced for Wanderers". Western Sydney Wanderers. 20 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Wanderers confirm Westfield W-League coaching line-up". Western Sydney Wanderers. 26 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Ins & Outs - Western Sydney Wanderers v Adelaide United". W-League. 14 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Stephen Roche appointed Wanderers FC W-League coach". Western Sydney Wanderers. Football Federation Australia. 5 July 2012.
  8. ^ "Boardman appointed for Wanderers W-League". W-League. Football Federation Australia. 17 July 2014.
  9. ^ "New W-League coach announced for Wanderers". Western Sydney Wanderers. Football Federation Australia. 19 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Wanderers appoint new Westfield W-League coach". W-League. Football Federation Australia. 3 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Former Socceroo to coach Wanderers in the W-League". The Women's Game. 24 April 2019.
  12. ^ Jacob Windon (6 September 2018). "Don't miss a game How to watch every Westfield W-League 2018/19 match live". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  13. ^ "ESPN+ Acquires Broadcast Rights to Westfield W-League in the United States". 10 August 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Local radio to cover every Wanderers match". Western Sydney Wanderers. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2016.

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