Dylan Holmes commits to Reds until 2025

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Dynamic midfielder, Dylan Holmes, has signed a contract extension with Adelaide United, keeping her home until 2025.

With 70 Liberty A-League games under her belt across three separate stints at United, Holmes is instrumental to the Reds’ midfield machine, accompanied by a tireless work ethic and leadership capabilities.

The 26-year-old admits it was a straightforward to decision to remain in red.

“It was a pretty easy to call to make because I love my life here in Adelaide and playing for Adrian (Stenta),” she said.

“It’s exciting to have this kind of clarity about my future and a long-term plan to stay in the city where I have played most of my professional football.

“I’m really looking forward to the next few years and what we can achieve as a group.”

Dylan Holmes and Di Alagich at the Alagich Vidmar Awards 2023
Dylan Holmes and Di Alagich at the Alagich Vidmar Awards 2023

Individually, Holmes was awarded the 2023 Dianne Alagich Medal for an outstanding season, in which she started in 17 out of the 18 matches played.

Holmes also won her first Matildas cap in 2021, featuring in a friendly against the Netherlands.

Head Coach, Adrian Stenta, hailed the signing as a major coup for South Australian football.

“We know the quality that Dylan brings on the field but what is also outstanding is her leadership off the field and around the group,” Stenta said.

“You can build a squad around someone like Dylan and we as a coaching staff are thrilled to have her on board for the next two seasons.

“I firmly believe she can help lead this side to great things, and personally reach higher honours once again with the national side.”

Holmes capped her signing with a goal for Adelaide City in a 3-1 win against Flinders United in Round 17 of the Go Sunny Solar WNPLSA.

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