Make sure you’re at Campbelltown Stadium on Sunday 2 February when the Wander Women take on Sydney FC in our only home Derby of the season.
Make sure you-re at Campbelltown Stadium on Suday 2 February when the Wander Women take on Sydney FC in our only home Derby of the season.
Doubling up as the Westfield W-League team-s final home match, this is the biggest match of the year with your support needed to help take out our fierce rivals and show that we run this town.
Played with the same ferocity and pride as the Hyundai A-League version, the Westfield W-League Sydney Derby is a spectacle in itself with last season-s version showcasing the most passionate crowd the women-s league had ever seen.
The Wander Women will be relishing the occasion as they are the only side to have put three goals past the Sky Blues this season after their meeting in January.
In fact, no other side has come close to dominating Sydney FC like the Red and Black did in the final thirty minutes of the away Derby three weeks ago.
While the final score was 4-3 against the Wander Women, which included a controversially disallowed Emily van Egmond goal, they went home knowing they were the better side and with a steely resolve to make things right this time around.
That Red and Black performance will be on the minds of the Sydney FC players and with an intimidating crowd against the Sky Blues it provides the Wanderers with the perfect opportunity to gain revenge.
Having had an unfortunate season due to an extraordinary injury list which at one time saw a total of 251 national team caps unavailable for selection, the Sydney Derby will be the last hurrah if the Red and Black are to make finals.
But with the majority of the team-s Westfield Matildas now available for selection and some brilliant form leading up to the match, including ending Melbourne Victory-s club-record winning streak, the time is now for the Wander Women.
National team players Alannah Kennedy, Heather Garriock, Servet Uzunlar, Teigen Allen and Mackenzie Arnold have all had extended stints on the sideline this term but will be fit and raring to go when the teams kick-off at 3pm.
There will be extra spice in the mix as apart from Arnold, all of the above are former Sky Blues themselves, returning home to the West when the Wanderers were formed.
Having proved they can match it with the best make sure the Westfield W-League team has the big crowd their performances deserve when they line-up against Sydney FC at Campbelltown.