The curtain raises on the new Westfield W-League campaign when Western Sydney Wanderers host Adelaide United this Thursday evening.
New-look Western Sydney come into the season opener following one of the busiest windows of transfer activity in the club's history.
They have a new head coach in Dean Heffernan, Westfield Matilda Amy Harrison to pull the strings from midfield, and a freshly assembled strike-force with United States internationals Kristen Hamilton and Lynn Williams joining from NWSL champions North Carolina Courage.
Wanderers have never made the Finals Series but will be looking to put down a marker of intent against Adelaide United, a team who also have never finished in the top four and fell agonisingly short of doing so last season.
The Reds have put the focus on youth for 2019/20, with the signing of exciting Westfield Young Matildas talent Mary Fowler certainly one to watch on opening day.
Thursday, November 14 2019
Kick-off: 7.30pm AEDT
Venue: Marconi Stadium
Broadcast: FOX Sports
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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Western Sydney Wanderers FC: 1.Abby SMITH (gk), 2.Alix ROBERTS, 3.Sam STAAB, 4.Caitlin COOPER, 5.Courtney NEVIN, 7.Amy HARRISON, 8.Erica HALLOWAY, 10.Kyra COONEY-CROSS, 11.Cortnee VINE, 15.Alex HUYNH, 16.Liana DANASKOS, 17.Tiana JABER, 19.Suzi PHONSONGKHAN, 20.Vesna MILIOJEVIC, 21.Ella MASTRANTONIO, 23.Kristen HAMILTON, 30.Courtney NEWBON (gk).
**Two to be omitted**
Unavailable: 9.Lynn WILLIAMS (international duty), 6.Denise O’SULLIVAN (international duty), 40.Jada WHYMAN (injury – knee).
Adelaide United squad: 1.Sarah WILLACY (gk), 2.Emily Hodgson, 3.Kahlia HOGG, 4.Mallory WEBER, 5.Charlotte GRANT, 6.Georgia CAMPAGNALE, 7.Ciara FOWLER, 8.Emily CONDON, 9.Mary FOWLER, 11.Laura JOHNS, 12.Isabel HODGSON, 14.Julia ASHLEY, 16.Dylan HOLMES, 17. Matilda McNamara, 18.Lais ARAUJO, 20.Evelyn GOLDSMITH (gk), 22.Amber BROOKS (c)