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Westfield W-League season to kick-off December 29, new broadcast agreements announced with Fox Sports and Sky NZ

Westfield W-League Marden Sports Complex


Adelaide United Women W-League membership

The Westfield W-League season opening rounds have been updated and will now kick-off with a Westfield W-League and A-League double header when Brisbane Roar FC take on Melbourne City FC at Dolphin Stadium on Tuesday 29 December. Between the two teams, there will be 12 current Westfield Matildas and Westfield Young Matildas in the squads.

  • Westfield W-League season to open on December 29 with a double-header between Brisbane Roar FC and Melbourne City FC featuring 12 Westfield Matildas and Young Matildas
  • Fox Sports to televise 80% of all Westfield W-League games
  • Sky NZ to broadcast Westfield W-League for the first time

The following day will feature the Sydney Derby at Bankwest Stadium when the Western Sydney Wanderers FC host cross-town rivals Sydney FC, followed by Canberra United against Adelaide United at Viking Park to complete the opening round.

FOX SPORTS have also announced that they will increase the number of televised Westfield W-League games from 33 to 45, totalling a minimum of 80% of matches available to watch on Foxtel and stream on Kayo. This includes up to four matches per round (up from two) as well as all the Westfield W-League 2021 Finals Series matches.

Melbourne City FC last week revealed four of their Westfield W-League matches will be played at Frank Holohan Reserve, which is also the home venue of NPL top tier club Dandenong City Soccer Club in Melbourne’s south-east, after the club announced it will relocate to the fast-growing region.

Head of Leagues, Greg O’Rourke said:

“The A-League and Westfield W-League are back and fans are going to be able to watch their heroes week in, week out on FOX SPORTS. Every Westfield W-League game is an opportunity to see Australia’s best young talent in action, including national team stars who have returned from Europe to re-join the League.

Foxtel Group Director of Acquisitions and Sport Partnerships, Rebecca McCloy said:

“The W-League is continuing to grow in popularity and stature, and we are incredibly pleased to be bringing more games, to more fans than ever before on Foxtel and Kayo.

“This is another milestone in Fox Sports’ commitment to produce, televise and build audiences for elite women’s sport and create new opportunities for Australia’s talented female athletes. We can’t wait for the W-League to start next Tuesday.”

An agreement has also been reached to extend the broadcast rights deal with Sky NZ for another season of the A-League and will include for the first time, the Westfield W-League.

Sky NZ CEO, Sophie Moloney said:

“We are delighted to extend our partnership with Football Australia to bring our customers access to the A-League and Westfield W-League. Wellington Phoenix fans will be able to follow every Phoenix match live and in full on Sky Sport, Sky Go and Sky Sport Now.”

The remainder of the Westfield W-League 2020/21 Season Draw will be released once details regarding travel restrictions are known.

See the updated Westfield W-League fixtures here.

Westfield W-League 2020/21 – First Five Rounds

Round 1

 

 

 

 

 

DATE

HOME

AWAY

VENUE

Kick-Off (Local)

Kick-Off (AEDT)

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Brisbane Roar FC

Melbourne City FC

Dolphin Stadium

3:35 PM

4:35 PM

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Western Sydney Wanderers

Sydney FC

Bankwest Stadium

4:35 PM

4:35 PM

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Canberra United

Adelaide United

Viking Park

6:35 PM

6:35 PM

Bye

Melbourne Victory, Newcastle Jets, Perth Glory 

 

 

Round 2

 

 

 

 

 

DATE

HOME

AWAY

VENUE

Kick-Off (Local)

Kick-Off (AEDT)

Saturday, 2 January 2021

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Newcastle Jets

Wanderers Centre of Football

7:05 PM

7:05 PM

Sunday, 3 January 2021

Perth Glory

Melbourne Victory

Dorrien Gardens

6:05 PM

9:05 PM

Sunday, 3 January 2021

Canberra United

Melbourne City FC

Viking Park

4:05 PM

4:05 PM

Bye

Adelaide United, Brisbane Roar FC, Sydney FC

 

 

 

Round 3

 

 

 

 

 

DATE

HOME

AWAY

VENUE

Kick-Off (Local)

Kick-Off (AEDT)

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Brisbane Roar FC

Canberra United

Dolphin Stadium

6:05 PM

7:05 PM

Friday, 8 January 2021

Newcastle Jets

Sydney FC

McDonald Jones Stadium

4:35 PM

4:35 PM

Saturday, 9 January 2021

Adelaide United

Perth Glory

Marden Sports Complex

6:35 PM

7:05 PM

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Melbourne City FC

Melbourne Victory

Frank Holohan Reserve

4:05 PM

4:05 PM

Bye

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

 

 

 

Round 4

 

 

 

 

 

DATE

HOME

AWAY

VENUE

Kick-Off (Local)

Kick-Off (AEDT)

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Melbourne City FC

Adelaide United

Frank Holohan Reserve

7:05 PM

7:05 PM

Saturday, 16 January 2021

Sydney FC

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Stadium Australia

7:35 PM

7:35 PM

Sunday, 17 January 2021

Melbourne Victory

Perth Glory

Epping Stadium

4:05 PM

4:05 PM

Sunday, 17 January 2021

Newcastle Jets

Canberra United

McDonald Jones Stadium

6:35 PM

6:35 PM

Bye

Brisbane Roar FC

 

 

 

Round 5

 

 

 

 

 

DATE

HOME

AWAY

VENUE

Kick-Off (Local)

Kick-Off (AEDT)

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Adelaide United

Brisbane Roar FC

Marden Sports Complex

6:35 PM

7:05 PM

Saturday, 23 January 2021

Newcastle Jets

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

No.2 Sportsground

4:05 PM

4:05 PM

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Perth Glory

Melbourne City FC

Dorrien Gardens

6:05 PM

9:05 PM

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Canberra United

Sydney FC

Viking Park

4:05 PM

4:05 PM

Bye

Melbourne Victory