Women's National Soccer League

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For the United States league, see National Women's Soccer League.
Women's National Soccer League
Country Australia
Founded 1996
Folded 2004
Levels on pyramid 1
Most championships Queensland Sting (3 titles)

The Women’s National Soccer League (WNSL) was Australia's top women's football (soccer) league and was the breeding ground of many of Australia's world-class players.

Originally known as the Ansett Australia Summer Series for sponsorship reasons, the WNSL began in 1996 consisting of six clubs and continued through until 2004.

Clubs[edit]

Club City Home Ground Other Names
Adelaide Sensation Adelaide, South Australia Hindmarsh Stadium SA Sports Institute, SASI Buffalo Pirates
Canberra Eclipse Canberra, Australian Capital Territory AIS, McKellar Stadium ACT Academy of Sports
Northern NSW Pride Newcastle, New South Wales Weston Park, Wanderers Oval Northern NSW ITC, NNSW Horizon
NSW Sapphires Sydney, New South Wales Sydney United Sports Centre NSW Institute of Sport
Queensland Sting Brisbane, Queensland Perry Park, QAS Centre Queensland Academy of Sport
Victoria Vision Melbourne, Victoria Bulleen Soccer Club ITC Victoria
Western Waves* Perth, Western Australia Members Equity Stadium
  • In 2004 Western Waves was given temporary entry to the WNSL for six games

Champions[edit]

Champions are:[1]

Season Winner Result Runner-Up Top Scorer Julie Dolan Medal
2004 Queensland Sting 2-0 Northern NSW Pride Katie Gill (NNSW) 13 Taryn Rockall (NSW)
2003–04 NSW Sapphires 3-1 Queensland Sting Catherine Cannuli (NSW) 13
2002–03 Queensland Sting 1-0 NSW Sapphires Lisa De Vanna (ADE) 9 Lisa De Vanna
2001–02 Canberra Eclipse 1-0 NSW Sapphires Caitlin Munoz (CNB) 9
2000–01 Queensland Sting 1-0 NSW Sapphires Taryn Rockall (NSW) 6 Taryn Rockall (NSW)
1999 NSW Sapphires 1-0 SASI Pirates Belinda Dawney (QLD) 7 Ann Marie Vozzo (SASI)
1998–99 SASI Pirates 2-0 Canberra Eclipse Lisa Casagrande (CNB) 16 Julie Murray (NSWIS)
1997–98 NSWIS 3-2 SASI Sharon Black (SASI) 11 Sharon Black (SASI)
1996–97 QAS 2-1 SASI Kristy Moore (SASI) 9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historical list of Womens National League winners". ozfootball.net. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 

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