Get ready for the first Grand Final of 2012! Australia’s top female football talent will be on show over the next two weeks of January for the Westfield W-League 2012 Finals Series.
Get ready for the first Grand Final of 2012! Australia-s top female football talent will be on show over the next two weeks of January for the Westfield W-League 2012 Finals Series.
This weekend-s semi-final matches will reveal which two teams will play in the Westfield W-League 2012 Grand Final.
Premiers Canberra United are set to host Melbourne Victory in the first Semi-Final at Canberra-s McKellar Park while Brisbane Roar and Sydney FC will fight out the second Semi-Final at QSAC, Brisbane.
Australia-s young female football talent have been on show all summer and performing at a higher level than ever before.
Celebrate the summer of football and cheer on your team at the Westfield W-League 2012 Semi-Finals, set for 3pm (AEDT) Saturday 21 January and Sunday 22 January before the Grand Final on 28 January.
Two time Champions Brisbane Roar will again be pushing for the title with a home semi-final on Sunday, 22 January at QSAC.
“The season-s definitely changed this year for us, there are a lot more competitive teams out there this year,” said Brisbane Roar-s Tameka Butt.
“We get pressure from the boys as well, they want to go back-to-back and we want to go back-to-back.”
“Playing this week against Sydney is going to be as much a mental game as a physical one, I think the ones with more experience will be more prepared for it.”
While Sydney will this year play away, they face old foe Brisbane Roar who they have met in every Westfield W-League Finals Series to date.
“We have a great rivalry with the Roar and I-m sure this match will be close as there is not much separating our two teams,” said Sydney FC-s Kyah Simon.
“We-ve had a better run playing away from home than we have playing at home.
“It-s going to be tough having the Roar crowd there but I guess it-s what we have to deal with and we just have to play good football and block out the distractions off the pitch.”
Canberra United will go into their home semi-final at McKellar Park in Canberra on a high following a week-s rest as well as an unbeaten record in the Westfield W-League this season.
Star striker Michelle Heyman not only scooped up the Golden Boot this season but will be looking to add to her 12 goal tally.
“This year we just planned to be a more attacking team so that-s it, just go forward and score,” said Canberra United-s Golden Boot winner Michelle Heyman.
“Most the goals I scored was from the ha