Perth Glory FC (W-League)
|Full name||Perth Glory Women's Football Club|
|Head Coach||Bobby Despotovski|
The Perth Glory FC, also known as the Perth Glory Women, represents the Perth Glory in the W-League, the top division women's football (soccer) league in Australia. The team was established in 2008, with the founding of the new league. They use Dorrien Gardens as their home ground for the 2016–17 Season.
After Australia reached the quarter-finals of the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time, head coach Tom Sermanni felt the establishment of a professional league was vital for continuing the development of players. Perth Glory was one of eight teams included in the establishment of the league the following year by Football Federation Australia.
|Year & League||Regular Season||Finals Series|
|2008–09 W-League||Fifth place||Did not qualify|
|2009 W-League||Sixth place||Did not qualify|
|2010–11 W-League||Fifth place||Did not qualify|
|2011-12 W-League||Sixth place||Did not qualify|
|2012–13 W-League||Second place||Semifinals|
|2013-14 W-League||Fifth place||Did not qualify|
|2014 W-League||First place||Grand Final runners-up|
|2015–16 W-League||Eighth place||Did not qualify|
Ownership and team management
During the team's inaugural season, the women's team was managed by Nicola Williams who improved to be a top–four performing side in the second half of the season. In 2010, Jamie Harnwell was named head coach and led the team to second and first place finishes and a first-time trip to the finals. In July 2015, former A-League striker Bobby Despotovski was named head coach with former Matilda and Perth Glory captain Collette McCallum as assistant coach.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- List of top-division football clubs in AFC countries
- Women's soccer in Australia
- W-League (Australia) all-time records
- Australia women's national soccer team
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