Australia’s best female footballers return to the field this week when the 2019/20 Westfield W-League kicks off live and ad-break free during play on Fox Sports this Thursday (November 14).
Fox Sports host Tara Rushton was joined by head of Leagues Greg O’Rourke along with the stars of the Westfield W-League and members from the Matildas’ squad recently to officially launch the season.
Speaking at the launch, O’Rourke said: “This season will again see the Westfield W-League showcase some of the best home grown and international female footballer’s right here in our own backyard.
“20 of the 23 Matildas from our 2019 World Cup squad and players who represented Brazil, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland and Spain at that tournament and other players from Iceland, Japan, Serbia, America and the United Kingdom will also take part this season.
“I urge all football fans to get out from Round 1 and cheer on their team and witness first hand where Heroes Are Made.”
Head of Fox Sports Peter Campbell said: “The Westfield W-League is a top class competition that showcases Australia’s best female footballers, including current and future Matildas as well as some of the world’s best players.
“The 2019/20 season promises to deliver football fans more great action and Fox Sports is again proud to provide live and ad-break free coverage for Foxtel and Kayo customers.”
Hersday Night Football returns on Fox Sports this season with Tara Rushton joined by a who’s who of Australia women’s football for 14 Thursday night clashes throughout the season.
Fox Sports will also broadcast 14 Sunday match-ups, including five Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League double-headers. The Sunday games are also broadcast on ABC TV.
Fox Sports will also show every game of the Westfield W-League finals series.
Fox Sports will broadcast two games live in Round 1, including the season opening clash between Western Sydney Wanderers and Adelaide United on Thursday, November 14 at 7.30pm AEDT and Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory on Sunday, November 17 at 4.00pm AEDT.
In addition to their Hyundai A-League duties, Andy Harper, Brenton Speed, Tara Rushton and Adam Peacock join the Westfield W-League commentary team this year.
They will combine with a rotating roster of some of the most respected names in football, including former Matildas Georgia Yeoman-Dale, Michelle Heyman and Grace Gill, the Matildas’ record goal scorer Kate Gill and the newest addition to the Fox Sports’ team Amy Chapman.
WESTFIELD W-LEAGUE ROUND 1
Thursday, November 14: Western Sydney Wanders v Adelaide United at 7.45pm
Sunday, November 17: Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory at 4.00pm