The Western Sydney Wanderers latest signing, USA import Keelin Winters, has heard a lot about the Red & Black fans and hopes to see them in action as the team face Premiers Canberra United this Sunday.Winters, who captained Seattle Reign to the top of the league, will make her Wanderers debut at Campbelltown Stadium and says she would love to experience a large crowd.
“I’ve heard the Wanderers fan base is outstanding, especially at the mens games,” said Winters.
“I hear it’s a fantastic atmosphere so I hope the fans will come out and support the womens side and bring the great atmosphere that everyone wants to play in.
“I want to encourage all the fans to come out and support us.”
Head coach Norm Boardman echoes Winters’ statement and said that he would love the crowd to give the girls an edge, just like they do in the Hyundai A-League.
“If we could get 1000 or 1500 people to the game that would be massive for us,” stated Boardman.
“It’s all about people coming to the game, enjoying the football and the experience of the Wanderers as they do with the men at Pirtek.
“The atmosphere there is unbelievable; if we could create something like that and get some of the Bloc at our games that’d be fantastic.”
Boardman said that despite the Wanderers position as underdogs, a finals position is not out of the question.
“I have stated before that we are aiming for the top four, we’re not aiming to finish second-last or to simply survive, we’re setting the bar high.”
Be there and help the Wanderers achieve that top four position as they face Premiers Canberra United in Round 1 of the Westfield W-League.
Kick-off is 3pm at Campbelltown Stadium with the players holding a meet-and-greet and signing session after the match.