Perth Glory FC (W-League)

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Perth Glory FC W-League
Perth Glory FC W-League logo.png
Full name Perth Glory Women's Football Club
Founded 2008
Ground Dorrien Gardens,
West Perth
Ground Capacity 4,000
Chairman Tony Sage
Head Coach Bobby Despotovski
League W-League
Current season

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.[1][2] They use Dorrien Gardens as their home ground for the 2016–17 Season.[3]

Perth forward Samantha Kerr surrounded in a match against Canberra United

History[edit]

Establishment[edit]

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.[4] Perth Glory was one of eight teams included in the establishment of the league the following year by Football Federation Australia.[5]

Year-by-year[edit]

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[edit]

Perth Glory is owned by Tony Sage.[6]

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.[7][8] 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.[9] 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.[10]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Perth Glory's Women squad for the nine team 2016–17 W-League,[11] updated 11 December 2016.[12]

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

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Melissa Maizels
2 Australia DF Sarah Carroll
3 Australia DF Kim Carroll
4 United States MF Alyssa Mautz (on loan from Chicago Red Stars)
5 Australia DF Patricia Charalambous
6 Australia MF Carla Bennett
7 United States MF Nikki Stanton (on loan from Sky Blue FC)
8 Australia MF Shawn Billam
9 Australia FW Rosie Sutton
10 United States MF Vanessa DiBernardo (on loan from Chicago Red Stars)
11 Australia MF Emily Henderson
No. Position Player
12 Australia MF Roisin Connolly
13 Australia MF Jaymee Gibbons
14 Australia MF Caitlin Doeglas
15 Australia DF Angelique Stannett
17 Australia DF Natasha Rigby
18 Australia GK Gabrielle Dal Busco
19 Australia DF Abbey Meakins
20 Australia FW Samantha Kerr (Captain)
22 Mexico DF Arianna Romero
24 Australia GK Morgan Aquino

Broadcasting[edit]

One league match per week is broadcast in Australia via ABC.[13] Beginning in 2016, the weekly game is also broadcast on ESPN 3 in the United States.[14]

Honors[edit]

  • W-League Premiers (1): 2014[15]
  • W-League Champions Runners-up (1): 2014


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grainey, Tim (November 26, 2013). "Grainey: A closer look at the Westfield W-League". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Perth Glory FC". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "WESTFIELD W-LEAGUE 2016/17 SEASON DRAW" (PDF). Football Federation Australia. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Grainey, Tim (26 November 2013). "Grainey: A closer look at the Westfield W-League". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Women in a league of their own". Football Federation Australia. 28 July 2008. 
  6. ^ "Perth Glory owner Tony Sage says club does not have culture of systemic salary cap rorting". ABC. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Nicola Williams named as Glory W-League coach". W-League. 5 September 2008. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  8. ^ Oxtoby the most Glorious
  9. ^ "Harnwell's heyday isn't over". Socceroos. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Glory stalwart appointed to lead W-League outfit". Football Federation Australia. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "Roster". Perth Glory. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  12. ^ "LiveLighter back on board to boost Glory Women". Perth Glory. 4 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "Football: W-League". ABC. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  14. ^ Initil, Daniela (2 November 2016). "W-League broadcasting breakthrough indicative of progress for women's sport". ABC. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  15. ^ Gorman, Joe (19 November 2014). "W-League: how the women's premiers put the Glory back into Perth". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 

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