Capital Football is pleased to announce the reappointment of Emma Evans as head coach for the upcoming National Women’s League season. Sam Morrissey will also return to his role as assistant coach. 

This will be Evans’ and Morrissey’s third season coaching the team as a duo and both are excited about being involved with the campaign once again. They will be looking to build on the performances from the past two seasons and hope to make an impact in the revamped competition.

“With the league going to a double round, it’s a very exciting time for all involved and we are looking forward to the challenge that it will bring” Evans commented.

Evans completed her B License earlier this year while Morrissey is currently completing his. Evans has a strong background with the experience of three National Women’s League campaigns and experience in the international environment, accompanying the New Zealand U16 side to Samoa in their qualifying campaign for the 2018 U17 World Cup.

“It is great to see the regulations for NWL aligning to that of the ISPS Handa Premiership this year. Increasing the minimum qualifications required for coaching staff in the league will bring a new level of professionalism to the women’s game in New Zealand.”

Evans has been out at W-League games in the build-up to the campaign and is optimistic about the potential of players in the region. Evans will be seeking to bring together a similar mix of youth and experience that has been present in both the 2016 and 2017 squads as Capital Football kicks off their campaign in two weeks’ time.

The National Women’s League is set to start on September 15 and the two highest-placed sides will progress to a one-off grand final on the weekend of December 15-16, the winner of which will lift the trophy.

Article added: Friday 20 July 2018


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