City trio named in W-League Team of the Decade


Melbourne City FC stars Steph Catley, Lydia Williams and Alanna Kennedy have been selected in the Westfield W-League Team of the Decade.

The City trio makes up the 11-woman squad that was chosen by fans to celebrate the 10th season of the competition.

Williams edged out Westfield Matildas teammate Mackenzie Arnold and City’s own Melissa Hudson to claim the Goalkeeper of the Decade accolade.  

Lydia Williams vs CBR

With arguably the safest hands in the country, Williams is the only player in the history of the competition to be named Goalkeeper of the Year on the three occasions.

Williams joined Canberra United in the league’s foundation season before moving to City in 2016, winning titles at both clubs.

Catley has been one of the competition’s most consistent performers ever since she made her W-League debut as a 15-year-old, with City’s captain notching up her 100th league appearance in City’s 1-0 win away to Western Sydney Wanderers in Round 9 this season.


A composed figure at the back with a lethal left foot, the 24-year-old played a significant role in leading her side to both Premiership and Championship success, and has established herself as one of football’s most potent wing-backs by earning over 60 caps for the Matildas.

Joining Catley in defence is City and Matildas teammate Kennedy, who enjoyed success with both Perth Glory and Sydney FC before joining City at the beginning of the 2017/18 season.

Alanna Kennedy

The athletic centre-back is not only solid in her defensive duties, but she’s also exceptionally reliable by foot – her ability to hit a long-range pass is world-class.

City will aim to secure finals football for the third consecutive season with a win over Newcastle Jets at McDonald Jones Stadium in the final match of the regular season on Saturday.