Following the release of the 2021/22 A-League Women’s draw by APL today, the Wellington Phoenix can confirm the remaining matches to be played by its inaugural Women’s side in the coming season.
The balance of the 2021/22 A-League Women’s draw has been released after border restrictions and quarantine requirements had meant only the first four rounds could be drawn up previously.
The season kicks off on 3rd December with the debut of the Wellington Phoenix’ women’s team, who take on Western Sydney Wanderers FC at WIN stadium. The first four rounds of the season will be played under a conference system, before the relaxation of state borders and quarantine rules allows for the draw to return to a national basis.
Wellington Phoenix General Manager, David Dome, says that the inclusion of two A-League Women’s matches to be played in New Zealand – scheduled for Feb and Mar next year – will be exciting for fans on this side of the Tasman.
“We know fans in New Zealand are very keen to see our inaugural A-League Women’s side in person during this coming season, so we’re delighted to be able to bring the squad home,” says Dome.
“We hope Phoenix fans and the wider sporting fanbase mark these dates in their calendars as matches to look out for.”
In addition, the A-League / Women finals series will be expanded to include a preliminary final, before culminating in the grand final on 27 March, 2022. The additional round, offers the season’s first and second placed teams two options to make the grand final, with third and fourth places facing a sudden death playoff.