W-League Season 6 Fixtures
Football Federation Australia (FFA) have released the draw for the Westfield W-League 2013/14 Season. The opening round is to be played on the weekend of Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November 2013.
On the first day Newcastle Jets FC host Perth Glory FC at Wanderers Oval in Broadmeadow, and an exciting contest between Brisbane Roar FC host Canberra United FC will take place at AJ Kelly Fields, Kippa Ring.
For the full fixture schedule please visit: WWL6 2013_14 Draw_v1b
Despite views from the football public that the season is too short, with a full home and away draw not being used. the Westfield W-League 2013/14 season will again be played over just 12 rounds.
The top four teams again advance to the 2014 Finals Series, which will be played over two weekends. The 2014 Grand Final will be played on Sunday 23 February, 2014.
The W-League returns to Wollongong, with Sydney FC using the revamped ground at WIN Stadium twice.
In a statement from the FFA, the Head of Westfield W-League, Damien de Bohun, said today he is delighted that Australia’s premier women’s football competition will feature not only Australia’s best female footballers, but also some of the best players from around the world.
“Over the past five Westfield W-League seasons we have seen the competition grow from strength to strength showcasing the best female footballers from Australia and also featuring players from 14 other countries around the world so far,” said De Bohun.
“This trend is set to continue and we are genuinely excited about the calibre of players and standard of football on offer for this coming season.
De Bohun predicted that the 2013/14 Westfield W-League draw would produce another season of great football entertainment.
“Last season’s epic Westfield W-League Grand Final at AAMI Park which saw Sydney FC defeat Melbourne Victory was a fantastic showcase of the competition,” said de Bohun.
“The new season draw has been developed in consultation with the clubs and we believe it’s fair and equitable within all the variables we have been dealing with.”
De Bohun said that Melbourne Victory is currently in the final stages of negotiations regarding venues for the season and a decision would be made soon.
A formal announcement regarding ABC TV’s broadcast of the Westfield W-League is expected shortly.
4 September, 2013