Future Wander Women Program Wraps Up for 2023

The Wanderers have wrapped up their 2023 Future Wander Women Program with a presentation day held at CommBank Stadium.

The Program, in its third year, is an opportunity for players to be discovered, mentored and developed as the next superstar in Western Sydney.

Run over 20-weeks the Program is funded through the support of a number of Wanderers Foundation donors including ICC Development Group, Scendar, Cook’s Plumbing Supplies, Business NSW, Business Western Sydney, Intermain and Western Sydney University.

This year, the Future Wander Women Program expanded to a greater number of participants following the overwhelming demand at the trials for the program.

The Presentation Day saw all participants presented a certificate for their completion of the Program as well as a number of individual award winners.

Clare Hunt Award

Named after the Wanderers most recent Matilda, the Clare Hunt Award for best player in the program is for the individual player who has shown leadership, professionalism and resilience both on and off the field.

Award Winner: Billy-Rose Taliai

Ellie Carpenter Award

Ellie Carpenter became the first millennial to play for the Matildas, having been selected for the side as a 15-year-old during her time at the Wanderers. The Ellie Carpenter Rising Star Award tonight will be presented to the player who has shown the most promise for the future. 

Award Winner: Jessica Dibona & Ruby Drosos

Goalkeeper of the Program

The Wanderers Goalkeeper of the Program Award is being presented to the Goalkeeper who has shown ongoing perseverance and toughness throughout the program.

Award Winner: Jacinta Knight 

Coaches Award

The Future Wander Women Coaches Award is the coaches choice for Player of the Program. 

Award Winner: Sophie Aungle