Sydney FC (W-League)

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Sydney WFC
Sydney FC Women's Logo 2018.jpg
Full name Sydney Women's FC
Founded 2008; 10 years ago (2008)
Ground Allianz Stadium
Ground Capacity 45,500
Owner David Traktovenko
Chairman Scott Barlow
Head coach Ante Juric
League W-League
2016–17 3rd (league)
Website Club website
Current season

Sydney FC, also known as Sydney FC W-League is a soccer club based in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It competes in the country's premier women's soccer competition, the W-League and has a direct affiliation with the men's A-League team Sydney FC.



The Sydney FC W-League team before the 2009 Grand Final

The formation of the W-League in October 2008 saw the league composed of eight teams. Seven of the eight clubs were directly affiliated with the A-League clubs, Sydney FC being one. The women's team shares the men's club name and colours.[1]

Inaugural season

The inaugural W-League season was played over 10 rounds, followed by a finals series.[2] During Sydney's season opener, the squad defeated Perth Glory 4–0 with a brace scored by Leena Khamis and two goals from Danielle Small and Heather Garriock.[3]

Captained by Australian international Heather Garriock Sydney's first season saw mixed results. The club made it to the top four to qualify for the finals, however lost out to eventual champions Brisbane in the semi-finals.[4]

Colours and badge

The primary club colour of Sydney FC is sky blue, which represents the state colour of New South Wales. The secondary club colour is navy blue, with additional contrasting colours of orange and white.

The Sydney FC badge was created and used since the men's club founding in 2004. It features a football set centrally in a stylised crest shape. Above the ball is the shape of three shells of the Sydney Opera House, an internationally recognisable symbol of the city of Sydney. Below the ball is the Commonwealth Star, a seven-pointed star symbolising the Federation of Australia.


WIN Stadium1

Sydney FC currently plays its home games at WIN Stadium, Jubilee Oval, and Allianz Stadium (formerly Sydney Football Stadium). Located in Wollongong, New South Wales, WIN Stadium features a seating capacity of 23,750 and a grass field. Jubilee Oval is located in Carlton, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney. It features a 24,000 seating capacity and grass pitch. The primary tenants for both fields are the St. George Illawarra Dragons rugby league team. Allianz Stadium is located in Moore Park, Sydney and features a seating capacity of 41,159 and grass pitch. The Matildas, Socceroos and the Wallabies occasionally play at the stadium, while the Sydney Roosters, NSW Waratahs and Sydney FC men's team are the grounds major tenants.

During the inaugural season of the W-League, Sydney FC played their home matches at Campbelltown Stadium, a rugby league stadium in Leumeah, New South Wales, Australia. The stadium is owned by Campbelltown City Council and features a nominal capacity of 20,000. It is the full-time home ground for the Western Suburbs Magpies District Rugby League Football Club and is one of three home grounds for the Wests Tigers Rugby League Football Club.[citation needed] The men's Sydney FC team played some pre-season and A-League matches at the stadium in 2008 as well.

During the 2009 season, the club played their home games at Sydney Football Stadium. The following season, they played home games at Campbelltown Stadium, WIN Stadium, and Seymour Shaw Park. During the 2011–12 season, they played at Leichhardt Oval and Campbelltown Stadium. During the 2012–13 season, they played at Leichhardt Oval, Sydney Football Stadium, and Cromer Park. During the 2013–2014 season, they played at Jubilee Oval, WIN Stadium, the SFS and at the Sydney United Sports Centre.

During the current 2014/15 season, they play their home games at Lambert Park, Jubilee Oval and WIN Stadium.


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.[5] Beginning in 2016, the weekly game is also broadcast on ESPN 3 in the United States.[6]

In addition to league-wide arrangements for television broadcasting, during the 2012–13 season, several W-League matches were aired on community radio station, 98.0 North West, and online via the station's website and iPhone app.[7]


[citation needed]

Current squad

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 Sham Khamis
2 Australia MF Teresa Polias (Captain)
3 Australia MF Remy Siemsen
4 Australia DF Elizabeth Ralston
5 Australia MF Ally Green
6 Australia MF Chloe Logarzo
7 Australia DF Rachael Soutar
8 Australia MF Amy Harrison
9 Australia FW Caitlin Foord
10 Australia MF Kylie Ledbrook
11 Australia FW Lisa De Vanna
12 Australia DF Teigen Allen
No. Position Player
13 Australia DF Georgia Yeoman-Dale
14 New Zealand FW Emma Rolston
15 Australia DF Caitlin Cooper
16 United States DF Emily Sonnett (on loan from Portland Thorns FC)
17 Australia DF Angelique Hristodoulou
18 Australia DF Taylor Ray
19 Australia FW Leena Khamis
20 Australia FW Princess Ibini
21 Australia DF Julia Vignes
29 United States GK Aubrey Bledsoe (on loan from Orlando Pride)
30 Australia GK Sheridan Rainey

Coaching staff

As of 1 July 2017.[8]

Position Name
Head coach Australia Ante Juric
Assistant coach Australia Vincenzo Milicevic
Goalkeeping coach

Season by season record

Division Season W-League Top scorer
P W D L F A GD Pts Pos Finals Name Goals
W-League 2008–09 10 4 2 4 15 12 +3 14 4th Semi-finalists
W-League 2009 10 7 2 1 25 10 +15 23 Champions Premiers
W-League 2010–11 10 8 0 2 29 9 +20 24 Champions Runners-up
W-League 2011–12 10 5 2 3 26 8 +18 17 3rd Semi-finalists
W-League 2012–13 12 6 2 4 30 24 +6 20 4th Premiers
W-League 2013–14 12 8 2 2 37 14 +23 26 2nd Semi-finalists
W-League 2014 12 5 3 4 17 16 +1 18 4th Semi-finalists
W-League 2015–16 12 6 1 5 15 21 –6 19 3rd Runners-Up
W-League 2016–17 12 7 1 4 22 16 +6 22 3rd Semi-finalists


Premiers: 2009, 2010–11
Runners-Up: 2013–14
Champions: 2009, 2012–13
Runners-Up: 2010–11, 2015–16

See also


  1. ^ "W-League to debut in October". Fox Sports. 28 July 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2008. 
  2. ^ "Westfield W-League draw released". A-League. 6 October 2008. Archived from the original on 7 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Perth Glory – Sydney FC 0:4". Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Roar wins in shootout". Archived from the original on 6 July 2007. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "SBS to broadcast W-League and Matildas matches". SBS The World Game. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017. 
  6. ^ Initil, Daniela (2 November 2016). "W-League broadcasting breakthrough indicative of progress for women's sport". ABC. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "98.9 North West". 98.9 North West. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sydney FC announce new Westfield W-League Coach". 8 June 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 

External links

  • Official website
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