There’s been a raft of player movement in the off-season as the Westfield W-League 2018/19 season draws ever closer.
It’s been a particularly busy transfer window in the nation’s capital, while one of the league’s greatest ever players has also completed a big move.
Here’s a wrap of all the confirmed signings for the upcoming Westfield W-League 2018/19 season so far:
Westfield Matildas striker Hunter-bound
Former Melbourne City striker Larissa Crummer joined Newcastle Jets on a one-year deal from the beginning of the Westfield 2018/19 W-League season, the club confirmed mid-August.
Crummer will link up with Westfield Matildas teammate Emily van Egmond in the Hunter.
At just 22 years-of-age, Crummer already boasts 64 Westfield W-League caps during stints with Sydney FC, Brisbane Roar, and Melbourne City.
FULL STORY: Crummer joins Jets for 2018/19 season
Heyman's new challenge with Adelaide
Michelle Heyman made waves when she signed for Adelaide on a one-year contract last week.
The 30-year-old is the all-time leading goal-scorer in the Westfield W-League, most notably for Canberra United after netting over 50 goals in eight seasons.
“I’m super excited to sign with Adelaide and ready to score some goals for the team,” Heyman said.
“I believe that we can definitely make finals and with the experience that Adelaide have already with the likes of Emma Checker and now with myself adding more experience, I think we can definitely be a successful team.
FULL STORY: Heyman off to Adelaide for 2018/19
Sydney FC trio snared by Western Sydney Wanderers
In a statement of intent for the upcoming campaign, Leena Khamis, Kylie Ledbrook and Georgia Yeoman-Dale all made the switch from cross-city rivals Sydney FC to Western Sydney Wanderers last week.
The trio bring over a wealth Westfield W-League experience and most recently played together at Macarthur Rams in the NSW NPL 1 competition where Yeoman-Dale is currently the leading goal scorer with 31 goals.
FULL STORY: Wanderers sign Sydney FC trio
Campbell a coup for Perth Glory
Perth Glory pulled off a major coup in securing the services of goalkeeper Eliza Campbell for the 2018/19 Westfield W-League season last week.
The 23-year-old made her Westfield Matildas debut against China last year and is regarded as one of the best shot-stoppers in the country.
She said she’s relishing the prospect of helping Bobby Despotovski's side in their quest for a maiden W-League title.
"The aim is to definitely make finals and then progress from there and I'm confident that we're going to have a good enough team at Perth to do that," Campbell said.
"I thought coming to Perth would a good change for me. Perth has always seemed like a good place to go to and a good club to play for, so I thought I'd give it a go."
Busy times for Canberra United
It’s been a busy off-season of recruitment for Canberra United, who have not rested following the departure of Michelle Heyman.
United have captured 25-year-old shot stopper Melisa Maizels, who returned home after two seasons at Perth Glory.
Nicki Flannery, another Canberra junior, signed on at McKellar Park and is aiming for a massive season 11 after missing a number of games last year through injury.
She was joined by young defender Taren King, who impressed Heather Garriock across eight appearances in her debut season and is looking to make herself a staple of Garriock’s squad in season 11.
Canberra have also snared the services of Newcastle Jets pair Nikola Orgill and Natasha Prior, who were both key players in the Novocastrians run to the finals last season.
Finally, the club signed South African duo Refiloe Jane and Rhoda Mulaudzi who could become the first South Africans to play in the league since its inception if they run out for round one.
The two have been involved with the Canberra United Winter Program as part of their trial process, and Head Coach Heather Garriock said the two have impressed her in their short time in Canberra.