Western Sydney Wanderers FC (W-League)

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Western Sydney Wanderers Women
Western Sydney Wanderers FC W-League logo.png
Full name Western Sydney Wanderers FC Women
Nickname(s) Wanderers Women
Founded 2012
Ground Marconi Stadium
Head coach Richard Byrne
League W-League
2015–16 7th (league)
Website Club home page

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]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

squad for the 2016–17 season. (current as of 2 November 2016)[5][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 (Captain)
3 Australia MF Nikola Orgill
4 Australia MF Chloe O'Brien
5 Australia FW Helen Petinos
6 United States DF Kendall Fletcher
7 Australia MF Sarah Yatim
8 Australia MF Erica Halloway
9 United States FW Katie Stengel
10 United States DF Paige Nielsen
No. Position Player
11 Australia MF Georgia Plessas
12 Australia FW Rachel Lowe
13 Australia MF Eliza Ammendolia
14 United States DF Alex Arlitt (on loan from FC Kansas City)
15 Australia DF Ellie Carpenter
16 Australia MF Alix Roberts
17 Australia FW Sophie Hancock
18 Australia DF Angelique Hristodoulou
22 Australia GK Casey Dumont
23 Australia MF Joanne Burgess

Head coaches[edit]

Dates Name Honours
2012–2014 Australia Stephen Roche
2014–2016 Australia Norm Boardman
2016– Australia Richard Byrne

Year-by-year history[edit]

Season Teams Premiership Ladder
Position
Finals
2012–13 8 6th DNQ
2013–14 8 7th DNQ
2014 8 8th DNQ
2015–16 9 7th DNQ
2016–17 9 TBD TBD

Broadcasting[edit]

One league match per week is broadcast in Australia via ABC.[7] Beginning in 2016, the weekly game is also broadcast on ESPN 3 in the United States.[8] As of 2016, select games are broadcast via local radio station Hawkesbury Radio 89.9FM and streamed live on the station's website.[9]

Records and statistics[edit]

Most appearances[edit]

Linda O'Neill holds the record for most league appearances with 16 (including finals) as of December 2013

Last updated 19 December 2013

Competitive, professional matches only.
Name Years W-League Finals Total
1 Australia Linda O'Neill 2012– 16 0 16
2 Australia Catherine Cannuli 2012– 14 0 14
=3 Australia Teigen Allen 2012– 13 0 13
=3 Australia Jessica Seaman 2012– 13 0 13
=5 Australia Trudy Camilleri 2012–2013 12 0 12
=5 Australia Vanessa Hart 2012–2013 12 0 12
=5 Australia Alexandra Huynh 2012–2013 12 0 12
=5 Australia Sarah Walsh 2012–2013 12 0 12

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. ^ "Westfield W-League Team". Western Sydney Wanderers. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Wanderers announce Westfield W-League squad". Western Sydney Wanderers. 11 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Football: W-League". ABC. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  8. ^ Initil, Daniela (2 November 2016). "W-League broadcasting breakthrough indicative of progress for women's sport". ABC. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Local radio to cover every Wanderers match". Western Sydney Wanderers. June 30, 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 

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