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)Wander Women
Founded2012;8 years ago (2012)
Ground Marconi Stadium
Capacity9,000
Head coach Dean Heffernan
League W-League
2019–20 W-League, 4th of 9
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg 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.

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History

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

Current squad

As of 14 November 2019 [6]

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

No.PositionPlayer
2 Flag of Australia (converted).svg MF Alix Roberts
4 Flag of Australia (converted).svg DF Caitlin Cooper
5 Flag of Australia (converted).svg MF Courtney Nevin
8 Flag of Australia (converted).svg MF Erica Halloway (captain)
10 Flag of Australia (converted).svg FW Kyra Cooney-Cross
11 Flag of Australia (converted).svg FW Cortnee Vine
No.PositionPlayer
15 Flag of Australia (converted).svg DF Alexandra Huynh
16 Flag of Australia (converted).svg MF Liana Danaskos
17 Flag of Australia (converted).svg MF Tiana Jaber
19 Flag of Australia (converted).svg MF Susan Phonsongkham
20 Flag of Australia (converted).svg MF Vesna Milivojevic
26 Flag of Australia (converted).svg MF Rosie Galea
27 Flag of Australia (converted).svg MF Danika Matos
30 Flag of Australia (converted).svg GK Courtney Newbon
40 Flag of Australia (converted).svg GK Jada Mathyssen-Whyman

Head coaches

DatesNameRef.
2012–2014 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Stephen Roche [7]
2014–2016 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Norm Boardman [8]
2016–2018 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Richard Byrne [9]
2018–19 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dan Barrett [10]
2019–present Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dean Heffernan [11]

Season by season record

Season W-League Top scorer
PWDLFAGDPtsPosFinalsNameGoals
2012–13 124171923–4136thFlag of Sweden.svg Louise Fors 5
2013–14 122371723–697thFlag of Australia (converted).svg Catherine Cannuli 6
2014 122281442–2888thFlag of the United States.svg Keelin Winters 5
2015–16 123361525–10127th5 players2
2016–17 124171429–15138thFlag of the United States.svg Katie Stengel 6
2017–18 123271321–8118thFlag of Australia (converted).svg Erica Halloway 3
2018–19 1211101130–1949thFlag of Australia (converted).svg Kylie Ledbrook 3
2019–20 127142420+4224thSemi-FinalsFlag of the United States.svg Kristen Hamilton 7 [12]

Broadcasting

Select games are broadcast via local radio station Hawkesbury Radio 89.9FM and streamed live on the station's website. [13]

Records and statistics

Most appearances

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.
NameYearsW-LeagueFinalsTotal
1 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Linda O'Neill 2012–201641041
2 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Helen Caceres 2013–2017400 40
3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Erica Halloway 2015–38 0 38
4 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Michelle Carney 2013–201634034
5 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jada Mathyssen-Whyman 2015–33 0 33
=6 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Alix Roberts2015–201825 0 25
=6 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chloe O’Brien 2014–201825 0 25
8 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jessica Seaman 2012–2014240 24
=9 Flag of England.svg Hannah Beard 2014–201623 0 23
=9 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ellie Carpenter 2015–201723 0 23
=9 Flag of the United States.svg Keelin Winters 2014–201623 0 23
12 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Catherine Cannuli 2012–2014220 22
13 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Teigen Allen 2012–201421 0 21
14 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Servet Uzunlar 2012–2014, 2018–19 0 19

Leading scorers

Catherine Cannuli holds the record for most league goals with 8 (including finals) as of the start of the 2019/20 season.

Last updated 16 March 2020

Competitive, professional matches only
NameYearsW-LeagueFinalsTotal
1 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Catherine Cannuli 2012/13 – 2013/14808
=2 Flag of the United States.svg Keelin Winters 2014 – 2015/16707
=2 Flag of the United States.svg Kristen Hamilton 2019/20707 [17]
=4 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Michelle Carney 2013/14 - 2015/16606
=4 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Erica Halloway 2015/16 -606

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