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
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



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 & 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]


Current squad

Perth Glory's Women squad for the 2017–18 W-League,[10] updated 25 October 2017.

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 Gabrielle Dal Busco
2 Australia DF Sarah Carroll
3 Australia DF Kim Carroll
4 Australia DF Natasha Rigby
5 Australia DF Patricia Charalambous
6 Australia DF Danielle Brogan
7 United States MF Nikki Stanton (on loan from Sky Blue FC)
8 Australia MF Shawn Billam
9 United States FW Rachel Hill (on loan from Orlando Pride)
No. Position Player
10 Costa Rica MF Raquel Rodríguez (on loan from Sky Blue FC)
11 Australia MF Nicola Bolger
12 Australia MF Shannon May
13 Australia MF Jaymee Gibbons
14 Australia MF Caitlin Douglas
16 United States MF Amanda Frisbie (on loan from Boston Breakers)
17 Australia FW Marianna Tabain
18 Australia GK Melissa Maizels
20 Australia FW Sam Kerr (Captain)


For the 2017–18 season, 1 or 2 matches per week are scheduled to be broadcast on both pay-TV network Fox Sports and free-to-air SBS.[11] Beginning in 2016, the weekly game is also broadcast on ESPN 3 in the United States.[12]


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

See also


  1. ^ Grainey, Tim (November 26, 2013). "Grainey: A closer look at the Westfield W-League". Equalizer Soccer. 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". Equalizer Soccer. 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. 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. ^ Conway, Bryce. "Westfield W-League Season Preview". Perth Glory. Retrieved 25 October 2017. 
  11. ^ "SBS to broadcast W-League and Matildas matches". SBS The World Game. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017. 
  12. ^ Initil, Daniela (2 November 2016). "W-League broadcasting breakthrough indicative of progress for women's sport". ABC. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  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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