City bring talented young trio aboard for 2021/22
MELBOURNE City head coach Rado Vidosic has added three teenage prospects to his ranks ahead of the 2021/22 W-League campaign, with Holly McNamara, Caitlin Karic and Darcey Malone all committing to the club on Friday morning. Striker McNamara and midfielder Malone, both 18 year
All players signed for W-League 2021/22 season
THE slate is wiped clean for all nine clubs as reigning Champions Melbourne Victory look to defend their title in the 2021/22 W-League season. Sydney FC lifted the Premiers Plate last season before falling to Victory in a tense Grand Final decided off the boot of Kyra Cooney-C
"Canberra is my home": Maher signs on for sixth season in Green
STAR midfielder Grace Maher has re-signed with Canberra United ahead of the 2021/22 W-League season. The 22-year-old will embark on her sixth W-League campaign at the club, having made her debut for the Green Machine as a 15-year-old in 2014. Maher spent two seasons at Melb
Why Phoenix team can fan flames of W-League growth
The advent of Wellington Phoenix to the W-League will provide a major spur for women's football on both sides of the Tasman, according to one of the figures best-placed to judge. Phoenix were announced today as the competition's 10th team and the first entrant since 2015, as t
Wanderers re-sign two club stalwarts, City continue to strengthen defence
WESTERN Sydney Wanderers legend Caitlin Cooper has joined one-club player Erica Halloway in signing on at Wanderland for the 2021/22 W-League campaign. Cooper returns in Red and Black after winning the Wanderers Medal as the club's Player of the Year in 2020/21, playing all 12
Wellington Phoenix to join W-League from this season
THE W-League will grow its number of matches by more than a quarter next season, with the introduction of Wellington Phoenix as the competition's 10th team. As the strategy for the growth of women's football announced by the Australian Professional Leagues last week immediatel
Vidosic sets ambitious goals for City signing Torpey
MELBOURNE City head coach Rado Vidosic has challenged Kaitlyn Torpey to replicate the high standard of performance set by the Commonwealth Bank Matildas' wing-backs, as she prepares to operate in a similar system at her new club in the 2021/22 W-League season. Tony Gustavsson'
'This creates the framework to build a world-class league'
WHEN words like "respect" and "trust" are being applied approvingly, it tells the story of why today's news of a five-year pay-and-conditions deal for the A-League and W-League is so significant. It's important because of what it will deliver in immediate terms for the players
Groundbreaking deal to drive professional leagues
FOOTBALLERS in the A-League and W-League will enjoy continued investment and improved conditions across both competitions under a ground-breaking deal to drive up playing standards in Australia's elite leagues. Under the five-year agreement struck between Professional Football
W-League stars called up for national duty in "fresh start" for Commonwealth Bank Matildas
IT'S been labelled a "fresh start" for the Commonwealth Bank Matildas by head coach Tony Gustavsson: a chance to foster developing Australian talent ahead of a raft of major tournaments in the coming years. And as Gustavsson prepare for a friendly fixture against Republic of I
Roar sign NPL Queensland ace Rie Kitano
BRISBANE Roar has secured another exciting addition for its talented W-League squad with the signing of Japanese midfielder Rie Kitano. The NPL Queensland star makes the step up after consistently impressing in the state's top women's competition, scoring 31 goals in less than
Sky Blues swoop on talented trio, Canberra "the right fit" for Toby
SYDNEY FC boss Ante Juric has accelerated his pursuit of silverware in 2021/22 with the recruitment of excitement machine Maria Jose Rojas and a pair of talented youngsters, bolstering his squad ahead of the upcoming W-League season. Rojas joins the Sky Blues after one season
Signing news: Jets strengthen across the board, Norrie makes Roar return
NEWCASTLE Jets head coach Ash Wilson has added strength in depth to her squad's defence, midfield and attack with the announcement of three signings on Thursday, September 2. Forward Jemma House returns for another campaign, as does rapid defender Tiana Jaber, whilst midfielde
'More clubs and more opportunities will be fantastic for the level of players'
MELISSA Barbieri can measure the time it has taken to grow the W-League in a very simple way, having been at the heart of it from the start. When the competition began in 2008, with Barbieri in goal for Melbourne Victory, there were eight teams, 10 rounds and a finals series.
Expansion leads raft of plans to drive women's football forward
Women's football is on the move, with Australian Professional Leagues (APL) announcing a raft of new initiatives to drive the women's game forward. Just eight months after the APL confirmed their control of the A-League and W-League, and as part of a strategic expansion plan,