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Simon Edwards of Kingborough 22 July 2016 - Copy

Photo:  Simon Edwards in charge again for 2018 [PlessPix]

Simon Edwards has been reappointed as the head coach of Kingborough Lions United’s senior women’s program for 2018.

Martin Dunnington, the Lions’ 2017 Southern Women’s Championship coach, Jamie Clarke, the club’s WSL assistant coach last season, and sports trainer Ashley Bastock will all form part of the coaching team.

Edwards is the technical director at Kingborough Lions United and has been coaching at the club for the past nine years.

Edwards coached the Lions’ Women’s State League side last season and they finished sixth.

“Jaimie and Martin have excellent football knowledge, coaching skills and are passionate,” said Edwards.

“We are all on the same page with the goals for 2018. I am looking forward to working with them again during the 2018 season.

“The 2017 season saw a youthful squad step into senior women’s football in our PFD Women’s Super League and Southern Women’s Championship teams.

“We achieved our objectives for the group, including development of the young players’ mental strength and focus.

“Despite some injury setbacks, there was a clear and significant improvement in the quality of football being delivered by our WSL team.

“The SCW team also delivered an excellent season. A number of our players were selected to represent Tasmania in national football championships, which was a pleasing achievement for the program.”

Kingborough Lions United president, Warren Iles, is enthusiastic about the reappointments.

Congratulations to the entire Women's High Performance coaching team,” said Iles.

“I'm sure you'll all continue with the great progress made last season.”

Edwards is keen to start work for 2018.

“We invite players aspiring to play at the highest level, who want to be part of a great program, to get in touch and come along to a session at Lightwood Park, Kingston, with pre--season sessions already under way,” Edwards said.

“Cycle 1 commences for the full squad on Monday, 20 November, at 6:15pm.”

2018 Season High Performance Women’s Dates

Pre-Season Commences Cycle 1:  November 20, 2017 – December 20 (Mon/Wed/Sun)

Pre-Season Resumes: Monday January 8, 2018

(Mondays 18:15-20:15, Wednesdays 18:15-20:15, Sundays 09:00-11:00)

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-3 #8 donkey 2017-12-02 09:01
Quoting Where have they gone:
Dont say wouldnt be telling anyone to leave your club as zebras players seem to be at everyones training but theirs.
What has gone wrong over there.

they are just desperate to be wanted perhaps?
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+5 #7 Where have they gone 2017-11-30 09:20
Dont say wouldnt be telling anyone to leave your club as zebras players seem to be at everyones training but theirs.
What has gone wrong over there.
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+2 #6 Anon 2017-11-22 21:51
Quoting Hyperbole:
Better than zebras dont come to training unless coach says you are good enough to play super league , so inclusive

I think the Coach may have lost the plot !
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-10 #5 Dont say 2017-11-22 07:37
Hyperbole. The Zebras message talked out people wishing to play WSL who believe they have A B & C. So you obviosly made the decision you didn't posses those attributes, not the Zebras coaches if you did not attend. Easy to twist things. Here some advice. Go somewhere else & stir up crap.
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-7 #4 anonymous 2017-11-22 03:11
#3 Am sure your multi million dollar facilities and such high grade coaches you have in place can accommodate all the women ,girls , boys , men and veterans to your turf to enjoy success in such a wonderful culture and play in any team or division you wish to place them in .
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+7 #3 Hyperbole 2017-11-20 10:30
Better than zebras dont come to training unless coach says you are good enough to play super league , so inclusive
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-17 #2 Truth Bomber 2017-11-20 05:21
I've seen hyperbole in my time but "Women's High Performance coaching team."

Wow. Wee.
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+12 #1 Anon 2017-11-17 11:15
good luck to him and the lions, they are heading in the right direction in both men and now the womens programs.
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