Western Sydney Wanderers FC (W-League)
|Full name||Western Sydney Wanderers FC Women|
|Head coach||Richard Byrne|
|Website||Club home page|
Western Sydney Wanderers FC is an Australian soccer team 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.
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. On 5 July 2012, Stephen Roche was announced the inaugural head coach for the team. On 17 July 2014, Norm Boardman was appointed head coach for the team. On 20 May 2016, Richard Byrne was appointed head coach, with Leah Blayney appointed assistant coach and Davide Del Giovine goalkeeping coach.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Since the inaugural season in 2008, the national public television network, ABC, broadcast one match a week per team. In November 2014, ABC announced a decision to cease broadcast of the league at the end of the 2014 season as part of widespread budget cuts. Ahead of the 2015–16 season, it was announced that pay-TV network Fox Sports would televise one W-League match a week. ABC also rejoined the broadcasting arrangement ahead of the 2015–16 season, being entitled to air one live match of the round in conjunction with Fox Sports.
Records and statistics
- Record Win: 4–0 vs Adelaide United, Round Eight (Season 2012/13), 16 December 2012
- Record Defeat: 10–1 vs Perth Glory, 5 October 2014, Round 4 (Season 2014)
- Most Goals by a Player in a Game: 2 – Servet Uzunlar v Adelaide United, Burton Park, Adelaide, 20 October 2012, Trudy Camilleri v Perth Glory, Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney, 3 November 2012, Catherine Cannuli v Brisbane Roar, Cleveland Showgrounds, Brisbane, 17 November 2012, Louise Fors v Adelaide United, Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney, 8 December 2012 & Louise Fors v Sydney FC, Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney, 12 January 2013
- Most Wins in a Row: 2 – 17 November 2012 to 1 December 2012
- Longest Undefeated Streak: 4 matches – 3 November 2012 to 24 November 2012
- Most Goals In a Regular season: Louise Fors – 5 goals, 2012–13 W-League
- Longest Period Without Conceding a Goal: 224 minutes – 27 October 2012 to 11 November 2012. Goalkeeper: Lizzie Durack
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.
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||Louise Fors||2012–2013||2 (9)||0 (0)||5 (9)||1.8|
|2||Catherine Cannuli||2012–||4 (14)||0 (0)||4 (14)||3.5|
|=3||Servet Uzunlar||2012–||3 (10)||0 (0)||3 (10)||3.33|
|=3||Sarah Walsh||2012–2013||3 (12)||0 (0)||3 (12)||4|
|=5||Jenna Kingsley||2012–||2 (6)||0 (0)||2 (6)||3|
|=5||Trudy Camilleri||2012–2013||2 (12)||0 (0)||2 (12)||6|
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