Celeb tips for Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League: Tara Rushton

The Hyundai A-League season is underway this weekend with the Westfield W-League to follow later this month. 

Fox Sports football presenter Tara Rushton gives us her picks for the new seasons. 


I’ve gone Premiers Adelaide United and Champions Sydney FC.

The Reds have looked really good in the FFA Cup so far and Marco Kurz has got them fit and firing.

They’ve made some smart, astute signings.

I’m going on my gut feel with new signings we haven’t seen yet and a lot of mystery around what they’re capable of versus what their resume says.

The teams who are outside the top six have also recruited well to lift themselves into finals contention, too but for me it’s Adelaide and Sydney. 

Wellington Phoenix playmaker Gui Finkler and Adelaide United's Tarek Elrich.


It’s been Melbourne City the last two years but I think Perth will definitely give them a nudge.

It’s those two sides for me.

It’s pretty exciting with the success of the Matildas and how well these women are going.

I’m completely pumped with double headers on Fridays and 27 games which is a lot more than last season.

It’s a really exciting competition for the girls.

Sam Kerr.

Tara Rushton will host a new Thursday night show  “Just for Kicks” as well as Sunday Shootout on Fox Sports 501.