Newcastle came into the W-League season with a new look squad. Many players came from the local WPL competition with just the one regular Matildas player in Emily Van Egmond as well as a host of former young Matildas and three quality American imports.
Perth Glory have dropped points in their most important fixture of the season, drawing 2-2 with Newcastle Jets in Round 11 of the Westfield W-League.
Sydney FC staged a remarkable second-half recovery to snare a share of the spoils against Newcastle Jets, in a 3-3 Westfield W-League draw at Leichhardt Oval.
Goals aplenty between Sydney and Newcastle | Getty
Returning Newcastle Jets coach Wayne O'Sullivan has unveiled his 20 player squad for the upcoming 2012/13 Season of the W-League. The Jets squad see the return of some familiar names including former captain Hayley Crawford.
Emily van Egmond headlines the Jets' 2012/13 squad
Championships were won and lost in the final fortnight of US women's football action. Once are again the Australians were in the thick of the action as the WPSL Elite and the USL W-League wrapped up their 2012 seasons.
Emily van Egmond and the Flash take out the 2012 Championship | WPSL Elite
Illness meant that we skipped a week's wrap of the Aussies Abroad and plenty has happened in that time. There were Championships claimed, winless streaks stopped, winning streaks halted and goals aplenty from the Aussies Abroad. So catch up on the Aussies Abroad news, we have divided report of the last two weeks into Europe and the US. Here is your look at the USA action from 29 May 2012 – 11 June 2012.
We have been a little lax in our Aussie Abroad Wrap, for which we apologise, but we are back up and running. With 17 players (yes 17) currently overseas, we will be very busy over the next couple of months. This weekend saw the US leagues kick off, while there was action for Australians in Sweden, Germany, Denmark and England.
On Thursday night the next generation of Matildas displayed the "never say die" spirit that has become snonymous with our women's national teams when they came from behind to defeat Vietnam 4 - 3. For Young Matildas coach Jeff Hopkins, it wasn't the calm game he would have hoped for in his first match in charge.
Nonetheless with three points are on the board, the Young Matildas today look to the next challenge of DPR Korea. We caught up with Jeff ahead of this afternoon's second match of the AFC U19 Women's Championships.
A nerve racking start for the Young Matildas| TWG
The Westfield Matildas took their first step towards the next stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup today in Bochum with a hard fought 3-2 win over Equatorial Guinea.
Lisa De Vanna just one of three goalscorers | TWG