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University Reveal 2018 Women’s Coaching Set Up

University Soccer Club have announced the appointment of Amey Jambekar as the club’s Women’s Super League coach for season 2018.

Jambekar takes over from Patrick Watts as coach having served his apprenticeship by spending three years coaching the Women’s Southern Championship and Championship 1 squad. Prior to that he spent three seasons in charge of Glenorchy Knights.

Jambekar said he is looking forward to a good 2018 season and said he viewed the women’s program at University Soccer Club as

“a fun place where girls come and enjoy their soccer”.

“I’m excited about the Super League and to work with Anders to make sure we have a successful season,” Jambekar said.

 “We would like to invite any player wanting to play to come and join University Soccer Club, as there are three teams who participate in the Super League, Championship and Championship 1, respectively.” 

Taking over Jambekar’s former role as Women’s Championship coach is Anders Hansen, who previously was the Women’s Co-Ordinator at Southern FC whilst also coaching their Southern Championship 1 team.

“It’s an exciting new challenge that I have been offered to coach in the Women’s Championship with University,” Hansen said.

Hansen is a well-travelled soccer player, having played in Denmark before stints at Kingborough Lions and Southern FC.

In addition to his two years coaching at Southern FC, he cut his teeth playing at Kingborough Lions, and helping out with the youth academy there.

“I’m a very determined and encouraging coach who likes to give players the best opportunities to improve and develop themselves as footballers,” Hansen said.

“I’m looking forward to working with a talented and determined group of players.”

Club Chairperson Reuben Mackey expressed his gratitude to the job the outgoing Patrick Watts had done had with the club.

“The University Soccer Club also expressed their appreciation for outgoing Women’s Super League coach Patrick Watts for his work in the women’s program over the last three years and for turning the University women’s teams into competitive squads that rank among the best in Southern Tasmania and indeed the entire state.”

Preseason training for the University Soccer Club Women’s teams is now underway with training sessions taking place every Monday and Wednesday from 6:30pm until 8pm at Olinda Grove, Mount Nelson. As well as regular preseason training, every second Sunday the Women’s teams will be running practice matches.

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