Western Sydney Wanderers FC are proud to announce the return of head coach Dean Heffernan, and his assistants Catherine Cannuli and Michael Beauchamp, for the Westfield W-League 2020/21 season.
The all-star coaching line-up will again be at the helm of the Red & Black for the upcoming Westfield W-League season with the hopes of going one step further than their promising first season in charge.
Heffernan, who was in his first season as coach last season, helped transform the team into serious title contenders.
Under the guidance of the trio, our Wander Women smashed all types of club records including the Red & Black’s first appearance in a Finals Series, most wins in a season, the club’s longest unbeaten streak, our biggest Sydney Derby win as well as the club’s first Westfield W-League Julie Dolan Medal and Golden Boot winner in Kristen Hamilton.
Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas said that the energy and process the coaching group brought in from day one was exemplary.
“Dean, Cath and Michael arrived with complete focus on task from day one, from the recruitment of players to the training and culture they instilled in the group,” said Tsatsimas.
“They were able to bring through some quality local players and build a very competitive squad that got us to our first Westfield W-League Finals Series.
“This season we are hoping to go one better and challenge for honours again with our eye on the championship.”
Dean Heffernan said he was excited to get back to continuing his work with the Wander Women.
“Working with Cath, Michael and the playing group we had last season was fantastic, we learned a lot as group and look forward to putting some new ideas into our process this season,” said Heffernan.
“Last season we recruited a great group of players and had the goal of creating history for the football club.
“In many ways we achieved that and this season we will be aiming to break every single record we set last term.”