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Maturing W-League points to further future improvements | Ella Reilly

Sydney FC’s grand final win showed collective need often supplants the individual ego – and the league is thriving for itThe 2018-19 W-League season has been one of history makers and breakers. With its first marquee player (Sam Kerr), a new all-time g…

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Sam Kerr’s Glory denied a W-League championship in a six-goal thriller

Sydney FC 4-2 Perth GloryUS imports shine as McCaskill and Huerta score beltersSam Kerr might be the star import in the American women’s football league. But it was Sydney FC’s American imports to the W-League who turned the tables on the celebrated Ma…

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W-League grand final 2018-19: Sydney FC v Perth Glory – live!

Updates from the decider at Jubilee OvalAny thoughts? Email or tweet @rrjparkin 5.28am GMT Our players are out on the pitch, as we observe the national anthem.Your predictions? On paper, Sydney FC might just shade it position by position across the XI….

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W-League grand final: time to rise above recent women’s football furore| Richard Parkin

The players will return to centre stage following a lamentable few weeks for the gameIt’s the premier fixture in the women’s domestic football calendar, but a casual internet search would return scant details about this Saturday night’s W-League final,…

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Sam Kerr performance underlines success of W-League marquee concept | Richard Parkin

Striker steals headlines but Perth’s win is illustrative of continued growth across boardWhat more is there to write about Sam Kerr? By the numbers, she’s unstoppable. 69 goals in 96 W-League appearances, 16 goals for the season, a record 13 in the reg…

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W-League finals: Sam Kerr hat-trick sinks premiers Victory

Melbourne Victory 2-4 Perth Glory (2-2, full-time)W-League marquee Sam Kerr scores three, one assist 5.51am GMT Simply put, that’s one of the most remarkable individual performances, collective performances, and one of the most amazing two hours of foo…

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Melbourne Victory claim maiden W-League premiership with win in Perth

Perth Glory 1-2 Melbourne VictoryBrisbane draw at Adelaide earlier on FridayMelbourne Victory are W-League premiers for the first time following a chaotic 2-1 final-round victory over Perth Glory at Dorrien Gardens. An unexpected 1-0 defeat for fellow …

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Melbourne Victory claim maiden W-League premiership with win in Perth

Perth Glory 1-2 Melbourne VictoryBrisbane draw at Adelaide earlier on FridayMelbourne Victory are W-League premiers for the first time following a chaotic 2-1 final-round victory over Perth Glory at Dorrien Gardens. An unexpected 1-0 defeat for fellow …

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Melbourne City a victim of their own success as W-League rivals catch up

They set the benchmark for the competition upon joining in 2015, now Melbourne City are eyeing a finals-less seasonThere’s only room in the W-League championship finals for one Melbourne team, it seems. As Melbourne Victory hope to wrap up their first …

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Late strike earns vital point for Victory in feisty clash with Sydney FC

Melbourne Victory 2-2 Sydney FCVictory leap from fourth to first on tight ladderMelbourne Victory twice came from behind to earn a crucial 2-2 draw with rivals Sydney FC and return to the top of the W-League with one round remaining. Related: Unstoppab…

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Unstoppable Sam Kerr becomes all-time leading W-League goalscorer

Striker sets new record with 64th goal Kerr adds another as Perth Glory winSam Kerr put recent upheaval at national team level to one side as she added another record to an already enviable list by finding the back of the net in Perth Glory’s win over …

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Shay Evans: the groundbreaking Indigenous footballer unafraid to push back | Michael McGowan

From playing barefoot in a remote Northern Territory town to Sydney FC, the 17-year-old’s journey has been remarkableWhen Shadeene “Shay” Evans made her W-League debut on Thursday night it marked another step in the career of a footballer long touted a…

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Alternative ground demanded after ‘unsafe’ pitch reduces W-League to farce

Melbourne derby marred by surface at Epping StadiumCity coach Rado Vidosic calls for improvement Melbourne City coach Rado Vidosic has urged the W-League to dramatically improve or abandon Epping Stadium after their 1-0 derby loss to Melbourne Victory….

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Perth’s unbeaten A-League run ends in controversial injury-time drama

Perth Glory 1-2 Sydney FCW-League: Sam Kerr brace sinks Sydney FCPerth Glory players were left fuming after their stoppage-time equaliser was disallowed in a 2-1 loss to Sydney FC at nib Stadium.Sydney looked to have all three points in the bag after f…

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FFA’s new board has its work cut out establishing unity of purpose | Jonathan Howcroft

Election confirms power shift in Australian football but there are some uneasy bedfellows at top of football’s pyramid The reform of Football Federation Australia continued apace on Monday with the election of a new board and a new chair at a momentous…

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Chris Nikou named new Football Federation Australia chairman

Heather Reid named deputy chairSteven Lowy delivers no-holds barred final speechChris Nikou has been elected the new chairman of Football Federation Australia following the organisation’s AGM, as Steven Lowy bid farewell to the game he and his family h…

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W-League ‘chalk and cheese’ compared to 11 years ago | Ella Reilly

Much has changed since the competition’s inception but so much more can be achieved with further investment Servet Uzunlar has seen the W-League come a long way in its 11 years. Comparing the status of the W-League’s inaugural season, which coincided w…

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W-League ‘chalk and cheese’ compared to 11 years ago | Ella Reilly

Much has changed since the competition’s inception but so much more can be achieved with further investment Servet Uzunlar has seen the W-League come a long way in its 11 years. Comparing the status of the W-League’s inaugural season, which coincided w…

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Perth stage incredible late comeback on Sam Kerr’s W-League return

Canberra United 4-4 Perth GloryGlory score three times in final eight minutesWith just eight minutes of regulation time remaining and at 4-1 down – with a player less too – the much-heralded return to Australia’s domestic competition of the W-Leag…

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Perth stage incredible late comeback on Sam Kerr’s W-League return

Canberra United 4-4 Perth GloryGlory score three times in final eight minutesWith just eight minutes of regulation time remaining and at 4-1 down – with a player less too – the much-heralded return to Australia’s domestic competition of the W-Leag…