Western Sydney Wanderers to launch W-League Mentoring Program

The Western Sydney Wanderers will tonight host the first of four functions as part of its exciting W-League Mentoring Program at Parramatta Parkroyal.

Having officially launched the Wanderers W-League Mentoring Program as part of a club initiative to support female football in March this year, tonight’s intimate gala will be the first night that players and their mentors will meet.

With the program supported by Western Sydney University, tonight's event will be attended by 30 of Western Sydney’s most accomplished leaders in business, charities, sport, the arts and media industries, the night will celebrate a greater professional pathway for Wanderers W-League players.

Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas said he was extremely proud of the program and the commitment that has gone into bringing it to life.

“This year we enter our sixth Westfield W-League season and during our time we have had the pleasure of seeing a great number of highly impressive young women play for our team,” said Tsatsimas.

“We introduced this program to help our elite female players develop not only on the field but off it also.

“Our goal was to create a program that has tangible benefits for our W-League players and I believe the response we have had so far and the incredible list of both male and female ambassadors coming on board is an outstanding achievement.”

As part of the club’s ongoing commitment to women’s football, the W-League Mentoring Program is designed to help our elite female players plan for success, build on their personal brand whilst also aiming to support both their mental health and physical well-being.

The program is focused on developing bright futures for the players, ensuring that they get the support and confidence to manage their home, work and football life balance as well as introducing them to the right networks that will help broaden their career opportunities. The program aims to achieve long-term outcomes based opportunities for them.

There are four W-League Mentoring Events we’re hosting in conjunction with the program:

  • W-League Mentoring Meet & Greet – Parramatta Parkroyal, 5.30-7.30pm Thursday 19 October 2017
  • Westfield W-League Round 3 home match against Brisbane Roar 10 November 2017 – Hosted in the Elettra Room at Club Marconi followed by private suite seating in Marconi Stadium
  • Sydney Derby Double Header 9 December 2017 – Hosted in the Legends Room at ANZ Stadium
  • Player/Mentor function – TBC 2018