617 days. That is how long it had been since Matildas midfielder Heather Garriock had played a game of football. For a player for whom the game has been a crucial part of her existence, it was a lifetime ago.
After a stellar first season with the Boston Breakers in the WPSL Elite, Sydney FC's Kyah Simon has been re-signed by the New England club for the upcoming North American National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).
Sydney FC opened their season with an ominous 3-3 draw at home to underdogs Newcastle Jets.
Sydney FC have won their second Westfield W-League championship, prevailing in a 3-1 win over Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park on Sunday.
It's an amazing feeling achieving our initial goal of participating in the Westfield W-League Grand Final.
Sydney's midfield general is ready | Getty
One is a first time W-League coach who took over late in the season, the other is a W-League fixture. We caught up with grand final coaches Fabrizio Soncin and Alen Stajcic for their thoughts ahead of this weekend's finale.
After a less than perfect season, Sydney made it to the finals by the skin of their teeth. Don’t judge them on that though. When it really counts, here they are, and that tenacity is what they will need to win on Sunday.
After the tightest regular season in W-League history and two action packed and tense semi-finals, Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC are left to battle it out for the 2012/13 W-League championship.
Big Blue: Melbourne and Sydney to battle it out for the Championship | Getty
Sydney FC have upset favourites Brisbane Roar in a dramatic Westfield W-League semi-final 3-2 at the QSAC on Saturday.
Sydney FC go one better than last season | Getty