The Westfield W-League begins its 10th season on Thursday, October 26. The league’s regular season runs from late October through February, with the each team playing through 14 regular-season rounds. The regular-season winner earns the Premiers title. The top four teams advance to the knockout rounds — playoffs for us Yanks — with the top two teams meeting in the wonderfully named Grand Final and the winner crowned Champion.
The W-League’s five-month season corresponds to the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) offseason and several players have been making their way to Australia after their NWSL seasons end for several years.
Last season, ESPN3 streamed a weekly game in the United States. No word on official broadcasts for U.S.-based fans as of yet.
Updated: For international supporters, matches are available via the Oz platform. There is a per-game fee, monthly pass, or 30-day trial option available.
For complete coverage of all things W-League, visit The Women’s Game.
NWSL Players in W-League
Information is based on official releases, and will be updated as further information becomes available. The list contains players who played in the 2017 NWSL season and thus reflects a player like Laura Alleway, who was released from Orlando midway through the season. Send any corrections, omissions, and updates to info@ourgamemag.
|Player||W-League Team||Current/Most Recent NWSL Team||Position|
|Natasha Dowie||Melbourne Victory FC||Boston Breakers||Forward|
|Amanda Frisbie||Perth Glory FC||Boston Breakers||Defender|
|Katie Stengel||Newcastle Jets FC||Boston Breakers||Forward|
|Danielle Colaprico||Adelaide United||Chicago Red Stars||Midfielder|
|Arin Gilliland||Newcastle Jets FC||Chicago Red Stars||Defender|
|Alyssa Mautz||Adelaide United||Chicago Red Stars||Midfielder|
|Katie Naughton||Adelaide United||Chicago Red Stars||Defender|
|Christina Gibbons||Melbourne Victory FC||FC Kansas City||Midfielder|
|Lo'eau LaBonta||Western Sydney Wanderers FC||FC Kansas City||Midfielder|
|Makenzy Doniak||Adelaide United||North Carolina Courage||Midfielder|
|Ashley Hatch||Melbourne City FC||North Carolina Courage||Forward|
|Laura Alleway||Melbourne Victory FC||Orlando Pride||Defender|
|Steph Catley||Melbourne City FC||Orlando Pride||Defender|
|Rachel Hill||Perth Glory FC||Orlando Pride||Forward|
|Alanna Kennedy||Melbourne City FC||Orlando Pride||Defender|
|Toni Pressley||Canberra United FC||Orlando Pride||Defender|
|Celeste Boureille||Brisbane Roar FC||Portland Thorns FC||Midfielder|
|Britt Eckerstrom||Newcastle Jets FC||Portland Thorns FC||Goalkeeper|
|Hayley Raso||Brisbane Roar FC||Portland Thorns FC||Forward|
|Emily Sonnett||Sydney FC||Portland Thorns FC||Defender|
|Ashleigh Sykes||Canberra United FC||Portland Thorns FC||Forward|
|Lauren Barnes||Melbourne City FC||Seattle Reign FC||Defender|
|Jessica Fishlock||Melbourne City FC||Seattle Reign FC||Midfielder|
|Larissa Crummer||Melbourne City FC||Seattle Reign FC||Forward|
|Haley Kopmeyer||Canberra United FC||Seattle Reign FC||Goalkeeper|
|Carson Pickett||Brisbane Roar FC||Seattle Reign FC||Defender|
|Kristen McNabb||Melbourne Victory FC||Seattle Reign FC||Defender|
|Rebekah Stott||Melbourne City FC||Seattle Reign FC||Defender|
|Lydia Williams||Melbourne City FC||Seattle Reign FC||Goalkeeper|
|Sam Kerr||Perth Glory FC||Sky Blue FC||Forward|
|Raquel Rodriguez||Perth Glory FC||Sky Blue FC||Midfielder|
|Nikki Stanton||Perth Glory FC||Sky Blue FC||Midfielder|
|Tori Huster||Newcastle Jets FC||Washington Spirit||Midfielder|