W-League 2018-19: new season, new horizons, new hope | Ella Reilly

This campaign arrives at a significant time and offers an opportunity for wider discussions about the game

As the W-League enters its 11th incarnation, the 2018-19 season has the potential to represent further advancement in women’s football. This campaign arrives at a significant time in the international cycle, immediately preceding next year’sWomen’s World Cup in France.

At the high end, the league has its first marquee player in Ballon d’Or nominee and 2018 NWSL top goalscorer Sam Kerr. Then there are her Matildas teammates. A squad and a half of them in fact, with 30 capped players (including Kerr) named in the nine W-League squads, all vying for tickets on the plane to France.

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