Overnight European time, Newcastle Jets announced that Ash Wilson (pictured above via Newcastle Herald) has extended her tenure as Westfield W-League Head Coach for a further season.
Executive Chairman Shane Mattiske said; “We’re very pleased to confirm our continued commitment to Ash Wilson as our W-League Head Coach.
“The W-League is a valued part of our Club and our community, and we see Ash as an important leader for the Jets and for our W-League team.”
The Club’s first female W-League coach, Wilson took charge of the team last season after five years serving as assistant to Craig Deans.
Wilson is one of two female coaches in the nine-team national women’s league and also Head Coach of the Jets Academy 20s female squad, who play in National Premier League NSW Women’s competition.
Wilson said; “I’m very happy to be signing on again for another season as Head Coach of the Jets W-League team.
“It was an honour last year to get my first opportunity, and to be given the support and backing to build on that is something I’m grateful for and I’m looking forward to the challenge.
“I think we laid some solid foundations last season and showed a lot of character as a team but I’m not shying away from the work that needs to be done both on and off the field to meet our own and community expectations.”