Western Sydney Wanderers FC (W-League)

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Western Sydney Wanderers Women
Western Sydney Wanderers FC W-League logo.png
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

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.

History[edit]

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]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 24 November 2018[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 Australia GK Jada Mathyssen-Whyman
2 Australia DF Caitlin Cooper
4 Netherlands DF Maruschka Waldus
5 Australia FW Rachel Lowe
6 Australia MF Servet Uzunlar (Captain)
7 United States MF Lo'eau LaBonta (on loan from Utah Royals FC)
8 Australia FW Erica Halloway
9 Australia MF Remy Siemsen
10 Australia MF Kylie Ledbrook
11 Ghana FW Elizabeth Addo (on loan from Seattle Reign)
No. Position Player
12 Australia MF Susan Phonsongkhan
13 Australia DF Georgia Yeoman-Dale
14 Australia MF Courtney Nevin
15 Australia DF Talitha Kramer
16 Australia MF Liana Danaskos
17 United States DF Sydney Miramontez (on loan from Utah Royals)
19 Australia FW Leena Khamis
20 Australia MF Caitlin Jarvie
21 Australia MF Mackenzie Hawkesby
30 Australia GK Nicole Simonsen

Head coaches[edit]

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

Season by season record[edit]

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
Champions Runners-up Third Place

Broadcasting[edit]

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 statistics[edit]

Most appearances[edit]

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

Leading scorers[edit]

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 Sweden Louise Fors 2012–2013 2 (9) 0 (0) 5 (9) 1.8
2 Australia Catherine Cannuli 2012– 4 (14) 0 (0) 4 (14) 3.5
=3 Australia Servet Uzunlar 2012– 3 (10) 0 (0) 3 (10) 3.33
=3 Australia Sarah Walsh 2012–2013 3 (12) 0 (0) 3 (12) 4
=5 Australia Jenna Kingsley 2012– 2 (6) 0 (0) 2 (6) 3
=5 Australia Trudy Camilleri 2012–2013 2 (12) 0 (0) 2 (12) 6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Match preview: Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC". Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  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". August 10, 2018. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  14. ^ "Local radio to cover every Wanderers match". Western Sydney Wanderers. June 30, 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2016.

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