Melbourne City FC commenced its inaugural Westfield W-League campaign in October 2015, after Football Federation Australia confirmed the Club’s application for entry into the women’s domestic competition in May 2015.
In their first season, the team had a 100% record, winning 12 consecutive league matches and clinching the Premier’s Plate and securing an historic double, winning the 2016 Grand Final.
In 2017, City became the first team in Westfield W-League history to win back-to-back championships after defeating Perth Glory 2-0 in the 2016/17 Grand Final.
A goal in first-half stoppage time from Welsh midfielder Jess Fishlock – who became the first player-coach in history to win a W-League championship – put City on their way to a historic triumph, and the deal was sealed with only 18 minutes remaining when American forward Beverly Yanez scored the all-important second goal.
City now hold the Westfield FFA Cup, National Youth League Trophy and the W-League title, won in front of a record Grand Final crowd of 4,591 at nib Stadium in Perth.
The W-League team is based in the Academy Wing of the City Football Academy Melbourne, which was launched in November 2016.