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)
Ground Marconi Stadium
Capacity9,000
Head coach Dean Heffernan
League W-League
2018–19 9th
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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Western Sydney is a major region of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It has a number of different definitions, although the one consistently used is the region composed of the nine local government authorities which are all members of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC). The NSW Government's Office of Western Sydney uses the broader Greater Western Sydney definition to refer to the region. The region lies in the Cumberland Plain.

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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]

Football Federation Australia sports governing body

Football Federation Australia (FFA) is the governing body of soccer, futsal, and beach soccer within Australia. The FFA is headquartered in Sydney. Although the first governing body of the sport was founded in 1911, FFA in its current form was only established in 1963 as the Australian Soccer Federation. It was later reconstituted in 2003 as the Australian Soccer Association before adopting its current name in 2005.

W-League (Australia) Womens association football league in Australia

The W-League is the top-division women's soccer league in Australia, run by Football Federation Australia (FFA). The W-League was established in 2008 and was composed of eight teams of which seven had an affiliation with an A-League club, and the other was a new entity based in Canberra. The league is currently contested by nine teams. The competition is known as the Westfield W-League through a sponsorship arrangement with the Westfield Group.

Stephen Roche (coach) Australian soccer coach

Stephen Roche is currently head coach of W-League side Western Sydney Wanderers.

Players

Current squad

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.

As the governing body of association football, FIFA is responsible for maintaining and implementing the rules that determine whether an association football player is eligible to represent a particular country in officially recognised international competitions and friendly matches. In the 20th century, FIFA allowed a player to represent any national team, as long as the player held citizenship of that country. In 2004, in reaction to the growing trend towards naturalisation of foreign players in some countries, FIFA implemented a significant new ruling that requires a player to demonstrate a "clear connection" to any country they wish to represent. FIFA has used its authority to overturn results of competitive international matches that feature ineligible players.

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

Head coaches

DatesNameHonours
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– 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
ChampionsRunners-upThird Place

Broadcasting

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]

Fox Sports (Australia) Australia group of sports channels

Fox Sports is an Australian group of sports channels, which is owned by Foxtel. Its main competitors are ESPN and beIN Sports, both available as part of a Foxtel subscription.

The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is a hybrid-funded Australian public broadcasting radio, online and television network. About 80 per cent of funding for the SBS Corporation is derived from the Australian Government. SBS operates four TV channels and eight radio networks.

Select games are broadcast via local radio station Hawkesbury Radio 89.9FM and streamed live on the station's website. [14]

Records and statistics

Servet Uzunlar association football player

Yesim Servet Uzunlar, known as Servet Uzunlar, is an Australian soccer player who plays for the Western Sydney Wanderers in the Australian W-League.

Trudy Camilleri Association footballer

Trudy Camilleri is an Australian football (soccer) player who last played for Sydney FC in the Australian W-League. She previously played for the now-defunct Central Coast Mariners and for Western Sydney Wanderers.

Catherine Cannuli Association footballer

Catherine Cannuli is an Australian soccer coach and player who is an assistant coach at Western Sydney Wanderers in the W-League. She played national league football in the Women's National Soccer League for the NSW Sapphires and the W-League for Sydney FC, Brisbane Roar and Western Sydney Wanderers. She also played for Inter Lions in the NSW Women's Premier League. She also played four times for Australia.

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 Roberts 2015–201825 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

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.
NameYearsW-LeagueFinalsTotalGames per goal
1 Flag of Sweden.svg Louise Fors 2012–20132 (9)0 (0)5 (9)1.8
2 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Catherine Cannuli 2012–4 (14)0 (0)4 (14)3.5
=3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Servet Uzunlar 2012–3 (10)0 (0)3 (10)3.33
=3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sarah Walsh 2012–20133 (12)0 (0)3 (12)4
=5 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jenna Kingsley 2012–2 (6)0 (0)2 (6)3
=5 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Trudy Camilleri 2012–20132 (12)0 (0)2 (12)6

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