Women's National Soccer League

Women's National Soccer League

The Women’s National Soccer League (WNSL) was Australia's top women's football (soccer) league and was the breeding ground of many of Australia's world-class players.

Originally known as the Ansett Australia Summer Series, the WNSL began in 1996 consisting of six clubs and continued through until 2004.

Clubs

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-! Club! City! Home Ground! Other Names
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Adelaide Sensation
Adelaide, South Australia
Hindmarsh Stadium
SA Sports Institute, SASI Buffalo Pirates
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Canberra Eclipse
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
AIS, McKellar Stadium
ACT Academy of Sports
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Northern NSW Pride
Newcastle, New South Wales
Weston Park, Wanderers Oval
Northern NSW ITC, NNSW Horizon
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NSW Sapphires
Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney United Sports Centre
NSW Institute of Sport
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Queensland Sting
Brisbane, Queensland
Perry Park, QAS Centre
Queensland Academy of Sport
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Victoria Vision
Melbourne, Victoria
Bulleen Soccer Club
ITC Victoria
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Western Waves*
Perth, Western Australia
Members Equity Stadium

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* In 2004 Western Waves was given temporary entry to the WNSL for six games

Champions

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-! Season! Winner! Result! Runner-Up! Top Scorer! Julie Dolan
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2004
Queensland Sting
2-0
Northern NSW Pride
Katie Gill (NNSW) 13
Taryn Rockall (NSW)
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2003
Queensland Sting

NSW Sapphires
Catherine Cannuli (NSW) 13

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2002
Queensland Sting

NSW Sapphires
Lisa De Vanna (ADE) 9
Lisa De Vanna
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2001-2



Caitlin Munoz (CNB) 9

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2000-1
Queensland Sting
1-0
NSW Sapphires
Taryn Rockall (NSW) 6
Taryn Rockall (NSW)
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1999
NSW Sapphires
1-0
SASI Pirates
Belinda Dawney (QLD) 7
Ann Marie Vozzo (SASI)
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1998-9
SASI Pirates
2-0
Canberra Eclipse
Lisa Casagrande (CNB) 16
Julie Murray (NSWIS)
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1997-8
NSWIS
3-2
SASI
Sharon Black (SASI) 11
Sharon Black (SASI)
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1996-7
QAS
2-1
SASI
Kristy Moore (SASI) 9

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Former Players & Coaches

Coaches

*Alen Stajcic

External

* [http://www.ozfootball.net/ark/WNSL/WNSL.html WNSL Statistics on OzSoccer]
* [http://spirit.webcity.com.au/AFN/index.htm Back of the Net]
* [http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/ Football Australia]
* [http://www.australiansoccer.20m.com/wnsl.html Australian Soccer]


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