Our Westfield W-League Profile

Two-time Champions and Premiers, Sydney FC have never missed a Westfield W-League finals series.

Ahead of the new campaign, here’s everything you need to know about the Sky Blues.

History

Sydney FC are one of the most successful clubs in Westfield W-League history, incredibly finishing outside of the comeptition’s top three on only three occasions.

They won back-to-back titles across the 2009 and 2010/11 seasons, and finished top of the league in 2009 and 2012/13.

Sydney FC are also the team with the equal-most Grand Final appearances, playing in five. They’ve lost two of the last three deciders, to perennial champions Melbourne City.

It has been a breeding ground for some of the best players in Australian football, with the likes of Sam Kerr, Alanna Kennedy, Michelle Heyman, Sarah Walsh, Kyah Simon and Caitlin Foord having turned out for the club in the past.

Alanna Kennedy during her time with Sydney FC.
Alanna Kennedy in action for the Sky Blues.

Home ground

Sydney FC uses a number of grounds as their home base. They occasionally played double-headers with the Hyundai A-League side at Allianz Stadium, however will now contest double headers at Jubille Stadium following Allianz's redevelopment.

The Sky Blues also called Leichhardt Oval, Seymour Shaw, and WIN Stadium amongst others home.

Coach

The current Head Coach of Sydney FC is Ante Juric, a former NSL footballer and four-time Caltex Socceroo.

He’s been heavily involved in international set-ups and a big part of the U17 and U19 Australian women’s sides. Sydney FC is his first senior coaching role, and he led the squad to a second place finish in his first season in charge in 2017/18.

Ante Juric
Ante Juric looks on during a 2017/18 W-League clash.

Players

Sydney FC boasts some of the strongest players in the league, and made a major signing announcement of six Westfield Matildas at the beginning of October.

Those names are the returning Lisa De Vanna, Caitlin Foord, Chloe Logarzo and Amy Harrison. Also on the incoming list this season is youngster Amy Sayer, plus Championship-winner Alanna Kennedy.

Also key for Sydney this season will be American trio Aubrey Bledsoe, Sofia Huerta, and Danielle Colaprico.

Best season

Sydney FC’s best ever season was undoubtedly their 2009 season, where they finished the league with seven wins, two draws, and one loss: a record good enough to see them finish Premiers.

Within that season were three big, big wins: 6-0 over Adelaide United in round five, 5-2 over Perth Glory in round eight, and 6-2 over Adelaide United in round nine.

They waltzed through the Semi-Final with a 3-0 win over Canberra United, before battling to a 3-2 win in the Grand Final over Brisbane Roar.

It made them the second ever side to do the double.

Sydney FC 2009 W-League winners
Sydney FC's 2009 side celebrate their W-League title triumph.