The A-League Women kicks off this weekend, featuring six CommBank Matildas and countless more players who hope one day to join their ranks.
Round One of the A-League Women kicks off on Saturday, 5 pm AEDT, with the Central Coast Mariners playing their first game in the competition since 2009. Kyah Simon has been named in the Mariners' initial 20-player squad to take on the Newcastle Jets in front of a big crowd at Industree Group Stadium. It is unclear what part she will play as she continues to recover from long-term injury.
— Central Coast Mariners (@CCMariners) October 10, 2023
Cortnee Vine’s Sydney FC will take on local rivals Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday, 7.45 pm AEDT at Allianz Stadium. Vine will return to the league a hero after her role in the CommBank Matildas' dramatic penalty shootout victory over France at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™. Fans will eagerly await what she can produce in front of home fans once more.
— Sydney FC (@SydneyFC) October 12, 2023
Perth Glory will host Western United on Saturday, 10 pm AEDT at Macedonia Park. Chloe Logarzo’s Western United will want to prove their success last season was no flash in the pan. She has been named in the squad ahead of the weekend, but it is unknown whether her role will be as a starter or as an option from the bench.
Jaclyn Sawicki and Chloe Logarzo will lead us into our second @aleaguewomen season as co-captains, with Grace Maher named vice-captain 💪
— Western United FC (@wufcofficial) October 13, 2023
Melbourne City travel to Sky Stadium to take on the Phoenix on Sunday, 1 pm AEDT. City looks to be one of the stronger squads this season, bolstered by the return of Kiwi international Rebekah Stott. They will face a young and hungry Phoenix side who have pledged to play an attractive style of possession football.
On Sunday, 3 pm AEDT, it’s a battle of the Uniteds as Adelaide takes on Canberra at Hindmarsh Stadium. Both teams have had substantial turnover in the off-season and fans will be intrigued to see how the squads have shaped up.
Finally, it will be a battle of CommBank Matildas as Lydia Williams and Elise Kellond-Knight’s Melbourne Victory host Tameka Yallop’s Brisbane Roar at the Home of the Matildas in Melbourne on Sunday, 4 pm AEDT. All three players come with significant pedigree both in the A-League Women’s and as CommBank Matildas and will play big roles in their teams’ success this season.
— Melbourne Victory (@gomvfc) October 10, 2023