Perth Glory FC (W-League)

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Perth Glory FC W-League
Perth Glory FC W-League logo.png
Full name Perth Glory Women's Football Club
Founded 2008; 10 years ago (2008)
Ground Dorrien Gardens (West Perth)
nib Stadium (Perth)
Chairman Tony Sage
Head Coach Bobby Despotovski
League W-League
2017–18 6th
Current season

The Perth Glory FC, also known as the Perth Glory Women, represents the Perth Glory in the W-League, the top division women's football (soccer) league in Australia. The team was established in 2008, with the founding of the new league.[1][2] They use both nib Stadium and Dorrien Gardens as their main home grounds for the 2017–18 Season.

Perth forward Samantha Kerr surrounded in a match against Canberra United

History

Establishment

After Australia reached the quarter-finals of the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time, head coach Tom Sermanni felt the establishment of a professional league was vital for continuing the development of players.[3] Perth Glory was one of eight teams included in the establishment of the league the following year by Football Federation Australia.[4]

Year-by-year

Year & League Regular Season Finals Series
2008–09 W-League Fifth place
2009 W-League Sixth place
2010–11 W-League Fifth place
2011–12 W-League Sixth place
2012–13 W-League Second place Semifinals
2013–14 W-League Fifth place
2014 W-League First place Grand Final runners-up
2015–16 W-League Eighth place
2016–17 W-League Second place Grand Final runners-up
2017–18 W-League Sixth place

Ownership and team management

Perth Glory is owned by Tony Sage.[5]

During the team's inaugural season, the women's team was managed by Nicola Williams who improved to be a top–four performing side in the second half of the season.[6][7] In 2010, Jamie Harnwell was named head coach and led the team to second and first place finishes and a first-time trip to the finals.[8] In July 2015, former A-League striker Bobby Despotovski was named head coach with former Matilda and Perth Glory captain Collette McCallum as assistant coach.[9]

Players

Current squad

Updated October 27, 2018 [10] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Eliza Campbell
2 Australia DF Sarah Carroll
3 Australia DF Kim Carroll
4 United States MF Alyssa Mautz
5 Australia MF Shannon May
6 Australia MF Abbey Meakins
7 United States MF Nikki Stanton
8 Australia DF Grace Henry
9 United States FW Rachel Hill
10 Australia MF Jacynta Galabadaarachchi
11 Australia MF Leticia McKenna
No. Position Player
12 Australia DF Jenna Onions
13 Australia MF Jamie-Lee Gale
14 Australia MF Caitlin Doeglas
15 Australia MF Alexia Moreno
17 Australia FW Liana Cook
18 Australia FW Isabella Foletta
20 Australia FW Sam Kerr (Captain)
21 Australia GK Morgan Aquino
23 Philippines GK Stacey Cavill
24 Australia DF Natasha Rigby
25 United States DF Katie Naughton

Broadcasting

For the 2018–19 season, all matches are scheduled to be broadcast on pay-TV network Fox Sports and the My Football app., with one match per week free-to-air on SBS.[11] In addition, ESPN+ will broadcast at least 17 W-League matches in the 2018-19 season. [12]

Honors

  • W-League Premiers (1): 2014[13]
  • W-League Champions Runners-up (1): 2014, 2017

See also

References

  1. ^ Grainey, Tim (November 26, 2013). "Grainey: A closer look at the Westfield W-League". The Equalizer. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Perth Glory FC". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  3. ^ Grainey, Tim (26 November 2013). "Grainey: A closer look at the Westfield W-League". The Equalizer. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Women in a league of their own". Football Federation Australia. 28 July 2008.
  5. ^ "Perth Glory owner Tony Sage says club does not have culture of systemic salary cap rorting". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Nicola Williams named as Glory W-League coach". W-League. 5 September 2008. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  7. ^ Oxtoby the most Glorious
  8. ^ "Harnwell's heyday isn't over". Socceroos. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Glory stalwart appointed to lead W-League outfit". Football Federation Australia. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Westfield W-League Ins and Outs: Round 1". October 25, 2018. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  11. ^ Jacob Windon (6 September 2018). "Don't miss a game How to watch every Westfield W-League 2018/19 match live". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  12. ^ "ESPN+ Acquires Broadcast Rights to Westfield W-League in the United States". August 10, 2018. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  13. ^ Gorman, Joe (19 November 2014). "W-League: how the women's premiers put the Glory back into Perth". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 October 2016.

External links

  • Perth Glory official website
  • W-League official website
  • Football Federation Australia official website
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