Tuggeranong United are proud to announce the appointment of Michael Aldred as Women’s Premier League Head Coach for the 2016 season. Michael has over 25 years of football coaching experience coaching in the UK , Holland and the last 14 years in Canberra across various ages. Michael moves into the role after spending 2015 coaching the club’s National Premier League U16s squad, narrowly missing a finals berth.
Michael takes the reins from Ed Hollis, who has moved overseas for a work opportunity and assembled the well-rounded squad that made the finals this season. Tuggeranong United thanks Ed for his work and enthusiasm this season and wishes him all the best in his new adventure. The Club also thanks Assistant Coach Jason Dunn for stepping into the head role for the last few weeks of the season.
Michael aims to build upon the improvements of the past few seasons and guide the Tuggeranong United WPL program into a strong, competitive integrated pathway for talented footballers.
The new WPL appointment will bring with it a new approach to girl’s football at TUFC, with the introduction of dedicated high performance training sessions for U9 to U13 over summer, and the Club’s girl’s junior football program evolving into the TUFC Girl’s Football Academy in 2016.
The new academy will see girl’s teams trained as a group by senior coaches during the week, and playing in their teams on weekends. There will be an U9 to U13 program and an U14 to U18 program with the aim being to introduce a cohesive and structured pathway for girls to reach their full potential as footballers. The new approach will help coaches work together to develop TUFC’s young female players.
Summer training for the WPL squads begins 19th October and continues each Monday evening. A series of trials will be held for both new and existing players from 18th of November. Details are here.
Summer high performance training for U9 to U13 players begins Saturday 17th of October and details are here.
Enquiries about the Tuggeranong WPL program please contact Michael Aldred on 0438 327 155