W League


Shipard back to climb W-League summit

121014 SPORT Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy Story by Fleta Page. Canberra United W League players gather at the Belconnen Markets for a fan day. Sally Shipard jugles the ball, flanked by team mates, Jennifer Bisset, left and Nicole Sykes.

Jon Tuxworth She's spent a frustrating year writing about her peer's achievements, now Sally Shipard wants to write the next chapter in her own career.


ABC dumps live W-League coverage

Canberra United W-League

Lee Gaskin ABC TV has scrapped its live coverage of the W-League in a major blow for the women’s national soccer competition.

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Women's sport

Glass half full: W-League, WNBL upbeat about TV cuts

Canberra united

Lee Gaskin Television coverage of Australia's two main women's national league competitions has been cut in half, but the sporting organisations affected are confident it will result in increased exposure.

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W-League winners boosted by new deal

Kyah Simon

Dominic Bossi THE celebrations are set to continue for Sydney FC's W-League championship-winning team after Football Federation Australia announced a new state women's football program during the lengthy...

United achieves W-League perfection

An undefeated Canberra United has wrapped up its first W-League minor premiership with a 5-0 win over Adelaide.

United defeat Roar 3-2 in thrilling W-League final

United defeat Roar 3-2 in thrilling W-League final

Canberra United applied the icing on the most dominant campaign in W-League history with a thrilling 3-2 grand final win over Brisbane Roar today.


United bonds in rare season build-up

Canberra United captain Ellie Brush.

Lee Gaskin A mystery bus tour, an Amazing Race around Canberra and a zumba class sounds like an unusual pre-season.


Heyman confident Ochs is the answer

Stephanie Ochs.

Lee Gaskin American import Stephanie Ochs looms as the missing link to spark Canberra United's attack.


Sykes sisters earn Matildas call-ups

Lee Gaskin Canberra United captain Nicole Sykes has earnt her first call-up to the Australian Matildas squad.


Star American import Lori Lindsey rapt in Canberra United’s state

Lee Gaskin US international Lori Lindsey is eager to show the Canberra public what the W-League is all about.


Michelle Heyman leads way in Canberra United victory

Sport: Canberra United has its first home game of the year against Western Sydney Wanderers at McKellar Park. Michelle Heyman of Canberra United and Caitlin Cooper of Sydney Wanderers in action 17th of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Lee Gaskin The message from Michelle Heyman to Matildas coach Hesterine de Reus was loud and clear – I’m back.


Signing Williams is United's No.1 priority

25 january 2012 PHOTO by GARY SCHAFER CANBERRA TIMES sport 
Canberra United goalie Lydia Williams at traing at Radford College.

Lee Gaskin Heather Reid says the retention of Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams is Canberra United's No.1 priority.

Sharp scouting collects United a star

Sport. New recruit from the USA, to play for Canberra United in the W
League this season is Stephanie Ochs. October 2nd. 2013 Canberra Times
photograph by Graham Tidy.


Lee Gaskin Canberra United can thank a bit of clever scouting by former coach Jitka Klimkova for its latest star recruit.


Canberra United's American revolution

Lee Gaskin Break out the hot dogs and baby-back ribs - Canberra United has added to its American flavour.


Female coach likely for United

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 30:  Michelle Heyman of United is congratulated by her team mates after scoring a goal during the round 10 W-League match between the Melbourne Victory and Canberra United at the Veneto Club on December 30, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Canberra United is close to announcing its second international female coach in as many seasons.


Capital Football scoffs at salary rumours

Canberra United new head coach, Leisbeth Migchelsen.

Lee Gaskin Heather Reid has rubbished suggestions Canberra United Liesbeth Migchelsen is earning a six-figure salary.


United determined to push through disruptions

Sport:  Canberra United Westfield Womens League Squad have announced new head coach Liesbeth Migchelsen. Left: Raeanne Dower (Assistant Coach), Sally Shipard, Liesbeth Migchelsen (Head Coach) and Caitlin Munoz. 9th of October 2013, Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Canberra United is banking on a last-minute bonding session to make up for a month of disrupted preparations.


We will be No.1, declares David Gallop on eve of new A-League season

FFA head David Gallop gives a presser over the alleged match fixing envolving victorian soccer team Southern Stars
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Sebastian Hassett Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop used Tuesday's A-League launch to make the boldest statement of his reign, declaring football will one day become Australia's national sport.

Heyman's late brace gives United title

Michelle Heyman.

Jon Tuxworth Matildas coach Hesterine le Reus was waiting for Michelle Heyman to show her ability. She didn't disappoint.


United secures young US star


Angus Pagett Canberra United has secured a second international recruit for the coming W-League season.