Prime time games and double headers: Everything that's new to the Westfield W-League in 2018/19

We may be on the verge of the eleventh Westfield W-League season but, for fans of women’s football, it will be a season like never before.

There are more ways to watch Australia’s finest female footballers on TV and online, including Thursday night prime time clashes and crunch double headers alongside Hyundai A-League games.

That’s before we even mention themed rounds to enhance the Westfield W-League supporter experience and an all-new increased salary cap as the nine contenders build their rosters to challenge for glory.

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The big changes to the all-new Westfield W-League 2018/19 are:

Watch EVERY game

  • For the FIRST TIME EVER, all 57 Westfield W-League matches are available to watch via broadcast or live stream across FOX Sports, SBS Viceland and the My Football Live app.
     
  • That means EVERY game will be either televised or streamed live on FOX Sports and EVERY game will be available through the My Football Live app.
     
  • Click this link for more details about how to watch through the My Football Live app, which is FREE to all Telstra customers.

Thursday Night Football

  • Westfield W-League football is here to light up your screens on a Thursday night!
     
  • Tune in to 13 primetime fixtures on Fox Sports and streamed on the My Football Live app.

rebel Female Football Round

  • For the first time, rebel Female Football Round will be celebrated during Round 4 of the Westfield W-League, 22 – 25 November, with a pair of show-stopping double headers.
     
  • On Sunday 25th November, Sydney FC play Melbourne Victory at Jubillee Stadium before the respective men's teams do battle in the Hyundai A-League.
     
  • On that same day, Perth Glory women’s team take on Melbourne City at nib Stadium ahead of the Glory men’s team facing the Central Coast Mariners in the Hyundai A-League.
     
  • rebel Football Round is a celebration of the continued growth in participation of women in football at all levels of the game, running through Female Football Week. Find out more here

rebel Play Football Round

  • Both the Westfield W-League & Hyundai A-League will celebrate rebel Play Football Round during Week 2 of the Westfield W-League 2018/19 Finals Series.

    rebel Play Football Round will promote football registrations for the upcoming grassroots season from Thursday 7th February to Sunday 10th February.

Summer of Football

  • The Summer of Football period will once again be returning from Round 9 through until Round 12
     
  • The Summer of Football period will see a total of 15 matches played over 24 days giving Westfield W-League fans plenty of football to sink their teeth into during the school holidays.

Salary cap

  • The Westfield W-League salary cap has been boosted from $300,000 to $350,000.

Huge strides have been made to bring Australia’s finest female footballers to more people in more ways than ever before. Expect 2018/19 to be a Westfield W-League season like no other.

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