Several European competitions have begun in earnest while in the United States clubs continue to fine tune ahead of the NWSL season commencing this month. Here is you 26 March - 1 April wrap.
After a break from football, plenty of Aussies have made their way overseas for the northern hemisphere football season. This is your first Aussies Abroad wrap for 2013!
The exodus has begun. With the conclusion of the W-League and the closing of transfer windows, announcements of W-League players heading abroad have commenced.
Melbourne Victory booked their place in the Westfield W-League grand final after a controversial 4-3 penalty shootout victory over Perth Glory at nib Stadium
Melbourne took out a tense semi on penalties | Getty
In Season 5 there has only been one match between these two teams and it was Perth who banked the three points in Round 1. A lot has happened since then.
Confession time. We at TWG love Lisa De Vanna…okay at least Ann really really likes Lisa (it’s a Perth thing!). Regardless of like, dislike or indifference, as a football fan no one can discount the talent of the 28 year old striker. After an indifferent 2011, she returned to her best form in 2012.
Domestically and internationally, 2012 was a big year for several players. Whether shining in the W-League in a champion side, tearing it up in overseas competitions, scoring spectacular goals against the Olympic champs or marking the world's best, several senior and U20s players made their mark in 2012.
2012 saw the first mass exodus of players overseas to the US and European leagues. At one point in time there were up to 20 Australian footballers actively plying their trade in countries like the US, England, Sweden, Germany and Denmark.
A hat-trick to Lisa De Vanna has helped the Perth Glory extend their lead at the top of the Westfield W-League table after an incredible 7-5 win over Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium on Saturday.