Sydney FC (W-League)

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Sydney WFC
Full name Sydney Women's FC
Founded 2008; 10 years ago (2008)
Ground Seymour Shaw, Jubilee Stadium, Leichhardt Oval, WIN Stadium
Owner David Traktovenko
Chairman Scott Barlow
Head coach Ante Juric
League W-League
2017–18 2nd (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.

History

Establishment

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.

Stadiums

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.

Broadcasting

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.[5]

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.[6] In addition, ESPN+ will broadcast at least 17 W-League matches in the 2018-19 season. [7]

Players

Current squad

Last updated 24 October 2018[8]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Aubrey Bledsoe
2 Australia MF Teresa Polias (Captain)
4 Australia DF Elizabeth Ralston
5 Australia MF Ally Green
6 Australia MF Chloe Logarzo
7 Australia DF Rachael Soutar
8 Australia DF Amy Harrison
9 Australia MF Caitlin Foord
10 United States FW Savannah McCaskill
11 Australia FW Lisa De Vanna
12 Australia MF Natalie Tobin
14 Australia DF Alanna Kennedy
No. Position Player
17 Australia DF Angelique Hristodoulou
18 Australia DF Taylor Ray
19 Australia MF Amy Sayer
20 Australia FW Princess Ibini
21 Australia DF Julia Vignes
22 United States MF Sofia Huerta
23 United States MF Danielle Colaprico
24 Australia MF Bryany Parker
25 Australia DF Darcey Malone
30 Australia GK Trudy Burke
Australia FW Shadeene Evans

Managerial staff

Position Name
Head Coach Australia Ante Juric
Head Assistant Coach Vince Milicevic
Assistant Coach Australia Anthony Harb

As of 24 October 2018[9]

Season by season record

Division Season W-League
P W D L F A GD Pts Pos Finals
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
W-League 2017–18 12 8 1 3 26 16 +10 25 2nd Runners-Up

Honours

Premiers: 2009, 2010–11
Runners-Up: 2013–14, 2017–18
Champions: 2009, 2012–13
Runners-Up: 2010–11, 2015–16, 2017–18

See also

References

  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". Worldfootball.net. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Roar wins in shootout". A-league.com.au. Archived from the original on 6 July 2007. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  5. ^ "98.9 North West". 98.9 North West. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "ESPN+ Acquires Broadcast Rights to Westfield W-League in the United States". August 10, 2018. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  8. ^ "Westfield W-League 2018/19 - Round 1 - Ins and Outs - Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Sydney FC". 24 October 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Team". Retrieved 28 September 2018.

External links

  • Official website
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