Dylan Holmes believes Adelaide United has a lot of “unfinished business” heading into the new Westfield W-League season after agonisingly missing out on finals football last year.
Holmes was one of the most consistent performers upon her return to the Club, as she expertly anchored central midfield and has since re-signed for the 2019/20 campaign.
Holmes played seven games during the 2014 campaign but re-joined the Reds following an impressive season with Adelaide City in last year’s Women’s National Premier League (WNPL).
Making the transition to the Westfield W-League appeared seamless for the 22-year-old who started all 12 matches.
“I got thrown into the deep end a little bit,” Holmes admitted at the Club’s 2019/20 Season Launch at the Adelaide Convention on Friday night.
“We had a few injuries at the start so I got to play a bit more than I was expecting to.
“But we got some great experiences out of it and I’ll take a lot of confidence from that going into this season.”
The Reds were so close to securing an elusive finals appearance but fell short by one point.
Holmes insisted the team was determined to push on from the improvements they made last year.
“I think we have a lot of unfinished business,” she said.
“Again I think this group, it’s such a young group, but we have got a lot of experience over the last two or three years.
“And I think we’re going into this season with a lot of confidence and belief that we can actually do the job this season.”
Holmes also discussed the growth of women’s sport, particularly around women’s football in recent years, and was hoping the interest would see more people attending Westfield W-League matches this season.
“It was so inspiring watching the Matildas in the World Cup this summer,” she said.
“I went with some of my teammates at Adelaide City to a pub to watch the game and there were so many people that you wouldn’t expect to see watching and supporting a Matildas game.
“I hope that that interest carries on and we get a few more people out at W-League games and if we can get the World Cup at home in 2023 that would just top it all off.”
FFA Cup Final 2019 Ticketing details
- Friday, 4 October 2019: 12:00pm (ACST) – Adelaide United Members presale (including same seat)
- Friday, 4 October 2019: 12:00pm (ACST) – Melbourne City FC Members presale
- Tuesday 8 October 2019: 3:00pm (ACDT) – Football Family Presale
- Wednesday 9 October 2019: 9:00am (ACDT)- General Public on sale