Evans looking to build on 2016 success

Capital Football is looking to build on the success of its 2016 National Women’s League campaign with the reappointment of Emma Evans as head coach for the upcoming season.

Evans will guide the team through this season after establishing a strong platform in 2016 that saw them make the grand final in 2016, coming runners up to Mainland Pride.

“I am looking forward to working with the squad again this year. The work ethic, behaviour and performances the squad proved they were capable of in 2016 will provide a great starting place for this year”, say Evans.

Capital celebrate their win over WaiBOP in the preliminary final following a penalty shoot-out. photo Michael Welsh

Capital celebrate their win over WaiBOP in the preliminary final following a penalty shoot-out. photo Michael Welsh

The continued development of players within the region is a key focus for Evans, who is also Capital Football’s Women’s Football Development Officer. Evans will be seeking to bring together a similar mix of youth and experience that was present in the 2016 squad.

“The team culture we created last year redefined what it meant to play for Capital Football, and we knew this would be extremely important moving forward. The effort and desire every player showed throughout the campaign made squad selection each week very difficult”, explained Evans.

Evans highlighted that every player in the squad was given the opportunity to play with and against some of the best women in the country, with many players, such as Maya Hahn making their NWL debut.

Evans will be out at W-League games in the build up to the campaign, and will make herself available for meetings with clubs and players throughout the 2017 W-League season.