In this W-League Round 8 podcast, co-founder of ShePlays Fantasy League Ben Laws is our special guest. Molly and Cheryl round out the panel to discuss the week of W-League football, plus Sam Kerr’s FAWSL debut with Chelsea.
If you’re not across ShePlays already, it may be time to listen in and get some hot tips in this W-League fantasy competition. It’s free to play and heaps of fun (even if you’re losing).
Ben shares how ShePlays has accelerated women’s football taking over his life, from the early days in 2016 when the competition was between a few friends and managed with an excel spreadsheet, to now with a dedicated website and plans to grow across more leagues.
ShePlays fills a hole in the market with women’s sports and leagues often left out of the picture when it comes to fantasy sports.
Even though we're already half way through the season, it's not to late to join in on the fantasy #FAWSL fun! 🤗 We've set up a mini-league with our friends at @doyennesport that will start fresh from Round 11 (tonight!) So make sure you get your #WSL dream team in soon!! ⏰ https://t.co/hXd54gEsH6
— ShePlays Fantasy League (@sheplays_au) January 5, 2020
Round 8 was cut short, with the Canberra United v Sydney FC match postponed due to smoke from the devastating Australian bushfires, whilst the three other matches played out successfully.
Melbourne City took the honours in a tough match against Brisbane Roar. Molly highlights that when City is on, it’s just “Bam bam bam” and over.
This time last season, a total of 97 goals were in the bag compared to 85 so far in Season 12. Are the forwards failing to fire? Or as Molly highlights, we’re struggling to see a number 9 in form and the goalkeepers are leading the pack.
Milica Mijatovic keeps climbing up the B90 Player of the Season tally. Who do you think should be in the running for Player of the Season so far?
Sam Kerr had her exciting debut in the FAWSL with Chelsea up against Reading. Kerr was amongst it from the first minutes and already seems to have a great rapport with Chelsea striker and England international Beth England.
the Kerr – England partnership is already looking so deadly and they've played together for like a week. how good. #CHEREA
— Samantha Lewis (@battledinosaur) January 5, 2020