CCM W-League

Shaun Mielekamp

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Hey Shaun - care to comment on the latest article?
Only comment is that we are set to meet with the FFA in late February. The funding model of the W-League team is a specific point that needs to be worked through with the League to ensure sustainability and longevity - hence why there is a call for partners to express interest at the earliest of outsets.
I am more confident than ever now that they politic is clear between APFCA and the FFA.
Hopefully we get to announce more in the upcoming months.
 

marinermick

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You would have to say this is in jeopardy with Western United and Macarthur wanting a spot for next season.

Greg O’Rourke has already stated the license will go to the highest bidder.
 

Big Al

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You would have to say this is in jeopardy with Western United and Macarthur wanting a spot for next season.

Greg O’Rourke has already stated the license will go to the highest bidder.
Not sure where the money was coming for this anyway. But would be good to see us back in
 

pjennings

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You would have to say this is in jeopardy with Western United and Macarthur wanting a spot for next season.

Greg O’Rourke has already stated the license will go to the highest bidder.
Where was that - the last I heard the FFA were saying they want all teams to have a W-League team and then at the Macarthur launch he specifically said words to the effect that they will have to wait in line as others already were in front of them.
 

pjennings

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Given that the 2023 WWC host has now been decided and with the bones of the remainder of the season decided this will probably be next on the agenda.

Given that a W-League comp will continue to run through summer (likely since many players will go OS for half the season) the FFA / O'Rourke will probably need to focus on this soon.

I would think that a jump to 12 teams will happen and the season will run from end of October through to early to mid April. It will be interesting who will get up for those 3 spots. I'm hoping we get one, after the bid win Wellington will get one and I suspect Western United will get the third.
 

turbo

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Given that a W-League comp will continue to run through summer (likely since many players will go OS for half the season) the FFA / O'Rourke will probably need to focus on this soon.
I can’t help but wonder if the increase in attention towards women’s leagues in Europe will force a shift away from the current calendar that was limited by fitting with the US season. We’ve already seen some big names go over and that’s only likely to increase before 2023.
 

pjennings

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Maybe - but I'm talking 4 months away. That transition towards Europe won't happen straight away and will probably only be for the elite.
 

turbo

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Maybe - but I'm talking 4 months away. That transition towards Europe won't happen straight away and will probably only be for the elite.
Ahh right I didn’t realise you were talking about the upcoming season, I was more thinking of something that will need to be addressed in the next couple of years with the calendar. Lots to consider, it could help them get out of the A league shadow if they run at different times and provide more year round content.

On us getting a team I think it should be the goal but while we’re operating the A league squad on an oily rag and failing to be competitive (both due to limited budget and some poor spending choices IMO) it might not go over too well with long suffering fans. If sponsors contribute the funding so it doesn’t affect the clubs bottom line is that enough budget to be competitive? If not why set ourselves up for more ridicule?

If I were part of the selection panel I wouldn’t be confident giving us a team ahead of some others. We’ve got enough on our plate and don’t appear to have the capacity for more expenses if the team isn’t self sustaining.
 

pjennings

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Ahh right I didn’t realise you were talking about the upcoming season, I was more thinking of something that will need to be addressed in the next couple of years with the calendar. Lots to consider, it could help them get out of the A league shadow if they run at different times and provide more year round content.

On us getting a team I think it should be the goal but while we’re operating the A league squad on an oily rag and failing to be competitive (both due to limited budget and some poor spending choices IMO) it might not go over too well with long suffering fans. If sponsors contribute the funding so it doesn’t affect the clubs bottom line is that enough budget to be competitive? If not why set ourselves up for more ridicule?

If I were part of the selection panel I wouldn’t be confident giving us a team ahead of some others. We’ve got enough on our plate and don’t appear to have the capacity for more expenses if the team isn’t self sustaining.
If we can't do this on the back of a Womens World Cup we won't ever be able to.
 
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