Holmes launches Liberty A-League season

Dylan Holmes A-League Women's 2022-23 Season Launch
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The A-Leagues officially launched the Liberty A-League Women 2022/23 season and unveiled their brand new matchday show concept ‘Dub Zone’ in advance of the season kick off this weekend. 

At the launch on Wednesday, Adelaide United midfielder, Dylan Holmes, spoke to media to give her thoughts ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

Building on last season:
“The message from coaching staff and the Club has been that we want to build on last year and prove that it wasn’t a freak result or anything like that. 

“We need to really push for finals, but I honestly think we can push to win the whole thing.”

Dylan Holmes during an Adelaide United training session

Recruitment and form:
“I believe our Club has recruited really well, and this is probably one of the strongest squads I’ve been a part of at Adelaide United. 

“Recruiting two centre backs in Maruschka Waldus and Jenna McCormick brings a lot of experience in, and obviously they’re great footballers and great people as well. 

“The Club also been really smart in signing some really young talented South Australian girls, which shows they are looking a little bit towards the future, so I hope we get to see a bit of them as well during the season.

“Having Chelsie and Fiona in such great form last year and and having them work so well together, gives us so much confidence. 

“And the fact that the club has really strengthened in the areas that have really needed to be strengthened, I think we’re going into the season with a really good mindset and a lot of belief.” 

Expanded league and the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™:
“More games is what we’ve been pushing for for a really long time. 

“As you know, a lot of girls are you know, leaving the Liberty A-League to go play in other leagues that can offer more games.

Team group photo during the A-League Women’s 2022-23 Season Launch at Ultra Football on Wednesday, 16 November 2022 in Sydney

“It’s been so great to hear that they’re extending the season this year and again next year, and I hope that that keeps more Australian bass players in the league for longer. 

“I think all Australian bass players and even the New Zealand girls as well are going be using the Liberty A-League as a showcase leading into the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™.”  

“It’s kind of everybody’s last chance to put their best foot forward, so I feel it will bring out the best in a lot of players.”

Adelaide United host Sydney FC, at ServiceFM Stadium on Sunday, 20 November at 3:30pm (ACDT).