Garriock Named as Wanderers W-League Captain

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Garriock Named as Wanderers W-League Captain

Western Sydney Wanderers Westfield W-League coach Steve Roche has named Heather Garriock as the Club Captain for the 2013/14 season. One of Australia’s most decorated players, Garriock will wear the Captain’s armband in her first season playing with the Wanderers. “It’s a massive honour to captain the Wanderers in my first season playing for the Club,” said Garriock. “Being the captain of any side is a big honour and to do it with the Wanderers I’m very, very flattered.” Boasting over 100 caps for the Matildas, Garriock was born and raised in Western Sydney and believes she is a perfect…

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FFA Launch Season Six of the W-League

Season six of the Westfield W-League was launched today with the upcoming season to be marked by increased television coverage and the addition of further high-quality international players. Representatives of all eight clubs – Adelaide United, Brisbane Roar, Canberra United, Melbourne Victory, Newcastle Jets, Perth Glory, Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers – were on hand in Sydney today ahead of this weekend’s opening round. ABC TV will again continue to broadcast the Westfield W-League as they have done since the competition’s inception, with live matches returning to Australian screens each Sunday at 3pm. For the first time Fox Sports…

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Why De Vanna came to Melbourne

Lisa de Vanna admits that coming to Melbourne wasn’t an easy decision. Officially unveiled at the club’s season launch on Wednesday, the new Melbourne Victory signing comes to the club with a reputation of being one of the best strikers in the W-League, never failing to entertain with her class, skill and feisty antics. De Vanna tells Football Central why her decision was difficult. “To be honest, it wasn’t…(an easy decision). Obviously being a Perth girl and having a good relationship with my teammates back home, it wasn’t an easy one,” de Vanna said. The squad that has been assembled…

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Going one better? Victory announce W-League squad

Melbourne Victory Women today announced their complete squad and shirt sponsors for the W-League season ahead, beginning with their Grand Final rematch with rivals Sydney FC at Lakeside Stadium on Saturday November 10th. Lisa De Vanna and the returning Jess Fishlock headline a squad that looks well set to go one better than last season’s Grand Final heartbreak. “It gives me great pleasure to announce the squad. It’s taken a little while to get it all together but I’m confident it’s a very strong squad and a squad that can go one further than last year,” the new head coach…

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Sydney FC Start Their Women’s World Club Champions Campaign

Sydney FC will launch their bid to become the best club side in the world when they play their opening mobcast International Women’s Club Championship (IWCC) match in Japan on November 30. The Sky Blues qualified for the tournament by winning the 2012/13 Westfield W-League Championship and will face opposition from Asia, South America and Europe. Chilean club CSD Colo-Colo Femenino, winner of the 2012 Copa Libertadores Feminino (South American Women’s Champions League), have already been confirmed as the South American representatives while Inac Kobe Leonessa will appear as winner of the 2013 Japanese Plenus Nadeshiko League. “We want to…

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Wanderers Sign Matilda van Egmond

The Western Sydney Wanderers are proud to announce the signing of Westfield Matildas superstar Emily van Egmond for the upcoming Westfield W-League 2013/14 Season. The 20-year-old midfielder has joined the Wanderers from Seattle Reign in the USA having previously played for Westfield W-League clubs Newcastle Jets and Canberra United. A commanding and elegant footballer, van Egmond is a dominating figure in the middle of the park initiating attacking raids which has made her a mainstay of the national team’s midfield. Citing her desire to reach her full potential as a key reason for signing, van Egmond believes that the coaching…

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Roar’s Future Vision – Part 2

In the second part of our exclusive two part interview with Sean Dobson, the Brisbane Roar Managing Director discusses the future of the W-League and the importance of sponsors to the women’s game. Brisbane Roar Managing Director Sean Dobson says the current structure of the W-League is holding back the development of women’s football in Australia, with more games needed for the country’s elite female footballers. Speaking exclusively to Football Central AU, Dobson said Roar embraced “football equality” by bringing their W-League operations completely in-house this season after Football Queensland previously provided operational management of the team. A vocal supporter…

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W-League Champions Ready to Defend Their Title

Sydney FC are confident they can defend their Westfield W-League title in 2013/14 after Head Coach Alen Stajcic unveiled a strong 18 player squad, including six current Matildas and five Young Matildas. The Sky Blues also have four new faces including prolific English striker Jodie Taylor and experienced goalkeeper Casey Dumont, who joins from Brisbane Roar. The 2012/13 Championship winners have also added centre half Alesha Clifford, who impressed in two games against the Sky Blues last season as well as central midfielder Trudi Camilleri, both from Western Sydney Wanderers. “I’m very happy with the make-up of our squad this…

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