FFA recognises milestone achievements for Westfield W-League & Hyundai A-League Players

Football Federation Australia (FFA) tonight officially recognised significant milestone achievements by players from the Westfield W-League & Hyundai A-League at the Dolan Warren Awards which was held at The Star in Sydney this evening.

The Head of Hyundai A-League & Westfield W-League, Greg O'Rourke, believes that it is important to officially recognise these outstanding achievements.

"Since the inception of the Hyundai A-League six (6) players have made 250 matches and from the start of the Westfield W-League twelve players (12) have made 100 appearances.

"In addition two (2) Westfield W-League players (Sam Kerr and Michelle Heyman) have scored over 50 goals and one (1) Hyundai A-League player (Besart Berisha) has scored over 100 goals.

"Last year we recognised Besart Berisha and during the off-season we made a decision to formalise the recognition program across both leagues.

"This program of recognition will continue in perpetuity and will also include recognising 10-years' service to the Hyundai A-League from the beginning of the next season at club matches," concluded O'Rourke.

Westfield W-League - 100 Matches

Player Name Match
Teresa Polias

100th League Appearance
Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets
Lambert Park, Sydney
21 January 2017

Marianna Tabain

100th League Appearance
Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City FC
Epping Stadium, Melbourne
15 January 2017

Clare Polkinghorne

100th League Appearance
Brisbane Roar FC v Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
7 January 2017

Ellie Brush

100th League Appearance
Canberra United v Melbourne Victory
McKellar Park, Canberra
28 January 2017

Caitlin Cooper

100th League Appearance
Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Sydney FC
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
9 December 2017

Ashleigh Sykes

100th League Appearance
Canberra United v Sydney FC
McKellar Park, Canberra
12 November 2017

Tameka Butt

100th League Appearance
Brisbane Roar FC v Adelaide United
Suncorp Stadium, Sydney
17 November 2017

Stephanie Catley

100th League Appearance
Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Melbourne City FC
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
1 January 2018

Laura Alleway

100th League Appearance
Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United
Lakeside Stadium, Melbourne
9 December 2017

Gema Simon

100th League Appearance
Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets
Allianz Stadium, Sydney
3 January 2018

Michelle Heyman

100th League Appearance
Canberra United v Western Sydney Wanderers FC
McKellar Park, Canberra
14 January 2018

Nicola Bolger

100th League Appearance
Perth Glory v Western Sydney Wanderers FC
NIB Stadium, Perth
28 January 2018


Westfield W-League - 50 Goals

Sam Kerr
Goal Scored: 17th minute
Math Date: 20 January 2018
Match Result: Perth Glory (4) v Canberra United (4)
Match Venue: Hay Park, Bunbury

Michelle Heyman
Goal Scored: 69th minute
Math Date: 7 December 2014
Match Result: Canberra United (1) v Perth Glory (2)
Match Venue: Viking Park, Canberra

Hyundai A-League - 250 Matches

Player Name Match
Andrew Durante

250th League Appearance
Wellington Phoenix v Newcastle Jets
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
5 November 2016

Danny Vukovic

250th League Appearance
Brisbane Roar FC v Melbourne Victory
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
12 March 2016

Eugene Galekovic

250th League Appearance
Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United
Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
25 March 2017

Nikolai Topor-Stanley

250th League Appearance
Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets
Allianz Stadium, Sydney
3 January 2018

Leigh Broxham

250th League Appearance
Melbourne Victory v Perth Glory
AAMI Park, Melbourne
13 January 2018

Liam Reddy

250th League Appearance
Perth Glory v Brisbane Roar FC
NIB Stadium, Perth
14 April 2018