Glory W-League skipper

Experienced defender Tanya Oxtoby has been handed the captain’s armband will proudly lead Perth Glory’s side in the new Westfield W-League.

Experienced defender Tanya Oxtoby has been handed the captain-s armband will proudly lead Perth Glory-s side in the new Westfield W-League.

Oxtoby, a respected player and leader, was a key signing for the Perth franchise and said she is honoured to lead an exciting group of players into the competition.

“It-s a privilege to represent the Perth Glory and especially when you look at how many Australian representatives we have in the squad, it-s a great honour for me” said Ms Oxtoby.

“My captaincy style is to lead by example, it-s about what you do, not what you say and I will go out there and try to perform to a level that inspires the other girls”.

Oxtoby, who was also the inaugural Western Waves skipper in 2004, will be backed up by Matildas midfielder Collette McCallum who was named vice captain.

The Glory side was unveiled at a launch on Tuesday night and Oxtoby echoed the sentiments of Coach Nicola Williams that the team from the West will be setting their sights on a top four berth.

“We can definitely make the top four, and anything can happen from there once you-re in it. If you-re not aiming for the top four, then you-re in the wrong business” she said.

“The W-League has been a long time coming, and I think this finishes off the pathway for women-s football from state representation at juniors and now through to the national team”.

Perth Glory will host Sydney FC on Saturday 25 October at Members Equity Stadium with kick-off at 1.00pm (AWST).

Perth Glory members can gain free entry to the match by showing their membership card while non-members can purchase tickets at the gates for just $5.00 (under 16-s are free). Gates open 12.30pm