DWarby_TOTYS4Danielle Warby has been a women's sports advocate for nearly a decade.  Danielle covers Australia's women's national teams, including the Westfield Matildas, through her Sporting Sheila's website as well as Sports Hydrant.

She is also a vocal advocate of the W-League on social media including Twitter and Facebook. Danielle is unashamedly a supporter of the Sydney FC Women's team, although she has a soft spot for the Season Four champions Canberra United.

Formation: 4-3-3


Lydia Williams (Canberra United): Williams really came in to her own this year. She got loud! (link to the video! - go the cross promotion) She never lacked for athleticism and her confidence on and off the pitch just keeps improving.


Taryn Hemmings (Canberra United): A smart and versatile player, Hemmings pace and game smarts saw her switch from up front to down back with ease.

Laura Alleway (Brisbane Roar): Alleway continued her breakthrough season with excellent performances in the W-League. Formed an excellent partnership with Kim Carroll and also added goals to her repertoire.

Ellie Brush (Canberra United): Brush epitomises every that Canberra is. A ball playing defender, Brush is calm, composed and never looks rushed. Her partnership with Caitlin Cooper set up United as a hard team to break down.

Servet Uzunlar (Sydney FC): Season Four was arguably Uzunlar's best. Strong in defence, pinpoint with her free kicks and wasn't shy of getting forward to be creative or score some goals.


Megan Rapinoe (Sydney FC): Okay so only played the two games but in those games she displayed her undeniable quality. An exciting player, she was able to create space when on the ball or find something out of nothing.

Sally Shipard (Canberra United): Shipard played the perfect season. With a sublime her first touch and defence splitting passes, the midfielder dominated in the centre of the park. Shipard even bagged her first (and second) W-League goal.

Caitlin Foord (Sydney FC): An first class player, I would play Caitlin Foord anywhere down the line. Pace, ball skills and attacking verve make her a versatile attacking option, in defence she is able to steal the ball at the last second when you though the opposition was away with it.


Lisa Devanna (Newcastle Jets): Tenacious and skilful, De Vanna is an exciting player. She integrated well in to the Jets forward line this season and created a lot of opportunities up front as well as putting a few away.

Michelle Heyman (Canberra United): A strong, fast, tall centre forward who scores and creates loads of goals. You all saw it. Enough said.

Jodie Taylor (Melbourne Victory): The second highest goal scorer for the season was one who was always causing trouble for the defence.

COACH: Jitka Klimkova

This isn’t just about the fact that she took the team through an undefeated season. For me, more importantly, is that you could see every week, Canberra United went out to play for each other and their coach. As a fan, It’s wonderful to watch.