The Roar trounced Victory, but the main takeaway from the W-League weekend was simple: Football doesn't exist in a cultural or political vacuum.
The W-League has spent years fostering a safe, inclusive atmosphere. So what needs to be said about those losers that marred the Melbourne Derby?
Canberra United are the early W-League frontrunners, but it's the performances of two Western Sydney starlets that caught the eye this weekend.
The opening round of W-League action served up more than enough brand-new storylines, exciting characters and gasp-inducing moments.
Ahead of the 2020-21 season, the leaders of each A- and W-League team sat down with ESPN to discuss the culture of Australia's top-flight clubs.
At the close of one of the women game's most challenging and most transformative years, ESPN previews the upcoming 2020-21 W-League season.
The W-League season faces a hectic start with eight games to be played in as many days over the New Year period.
Part 3 of ESPN's Next Steps series assesses if the W-League's wisest option is to remain what it has been for a long time: a development league.
Part 2 of ESPN's series on the future of Australian women's football assesses possibility of the W-League becoming a standalone, competitive league.
ESPN presents a three-part series taking a closer look at the options proposed by the PFA regarding the future of Australian women's football.
Australia risks becoming a "third or fourth" option for its pro women footballers as European leagues continue to lure talent, a report has found.
Bushfires, star imports, emerging talents and global pandemics: Samantha Lewis recaps a W-League season that will live long in the memory.