Adelaide United have made their first moves since taking control of the W-League team with the signing of Mark Jones as its head coach for Season 9.
Through the amalgamation of the NSW Intensive Training Centre with the NSW Institute of Sport, Jones became Head Coach for Women’s Football between 2000 and 2004 before becoming Head Coach for Men and Women’s football for the institute’s Northern division between 2005 and 2006.
“For the upcoming season, making the top four has to be our aim, but, ultimately, the goal is to develop our players and set the benchmark high."
“We’re looking closely at filling our four visa spots with top quality players, but we’re also looking locally and interstate for women that can really do great things for us and strengthen our team."
Adelaide United have also confirmed the re-signing of SA Power Networks as their major sponsor with the utility company continuing a three year relationship with the Reds W-League team.
“We are pleased to continue our support of Adelaide United Women’s team and the development of women’s football in the State,” said Chief Executive Officer of SA Power Networks, Rob Stobbe.
“As the popularity of women’s sport in both viewership and participation continues to rise, we look forward to seeing how the team develops and succeeds in the months and years ahead."
Adelaide United kick-off their W-League campaign against Melbourne Victory on Sunday, 6 November at Coopers Stadium. The match will be the first broadcast game on Fox Sports and ABC TV.