Western Sydney Wanderers FC (W-League)

Western Sydney Wanderers Women
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 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.[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]


Current squad

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 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

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

Year-by-year history

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


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.[7] Ahead of the 2015–16 season, it was announced that pay-TV network Fox Sports would televise one W-League match a week.[8] 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.[9]

Records and statistics

Most appearances

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
1Australia Linda O'Neill 2012–16016
2Australia Catherine Cannuli2012–14 0 14
=3Australia Teigen Allen2012–13 0 13
=3Australia Jessica Seaman 2012–13 0 13
=5Australia Trudy Camilleri 2012–201312 0 12
=5Australia Vanessa Hart 2012–201312 0 12
=5Australia Alexandra Huynh 2012–201312 0 12
=5Australia Sarah Walsh 2012–201312 0 12

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.
Name Years W-League Finals Total Games per goal
1Sweden Louise Fors2012–20132 (9)0 (0)5 (9) 1.8
2Australia Catherine Cannuli 2012–4 (14)0 (0)4 (14) 3.5
=3Australia Servet Uzunlar2012–3 (10)0 (0)3 (10) 3.33
=3Australia Sarah Walsh2012–20133 (12)0 (0)3 (12) 4
=5Australia Jenna Kingsley2012–2 (6)0 (0)2 (6) 3
=5Australia Trudy Camilleri2012–2013 2 (12)0 (0)2 (12) 6

See also


  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. "ABC TV cut broadcast of 2015/16 Westfield W-League". w-league.com.au. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  8. "W -League games to be played as A-League curtain-raiser and broadcast live on Fox Sports". couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  9. "W-League returns to ABC TV in partnership with FFA and Fox Sports". ABC News. 15 September 2015.
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