Holmes hoping to break record at Coopers Stadium
Adelaide United Women Captain Dylan Holmes says she is delighted to be returning to be returning to Coopers Stadium for its Round 13 Westfield W-League clash with Western Sydney Wanderers Women.
The Reds tackle the Wanderers on Sunday, 21 March in what is United’s final match of the regular season due to a bye in the final round.
“It’s so exciting,” Holmes told reporters at Coopers Stadium. “This stadium is the true home of Adelaide United so we’re really honoured that we get the chance to play here and can’t wait for the 21st of March.”
It is a steadfast demonstration of support for women’s football and sport in general by My Money House, who have pre-purchased all tickets for the match.
Fans will be able to claim the tickets free-of-charge through a redemption process, after registering their interest to attend.
“We’re really grateful for the support of My Money House,” she said.
“A lot of us have played in the W-League side for a long time and this is the first time something like this has happened so like I said we’re really grateful and hopefully we can put on a really good show.”
The 23-year-old was hopeful supporters will pack out Coopers Stadium with the intention of smashing the record crowd for a standalone Westfield W-League match which is 3,105, and validate Adelaide is a worthy city to host FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ matches.
“It would be amazing if we could get the South Australian football community right behind it,” she said.
“In terms of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in a couple of years it’ll be a really good showcase event to show the world why we deserve to host FIFA Women’s World Cup games.
“So it’ll be a huge day and hopefully we get a really good crowd.”
Adelaide has been in fabulous form this season under the guidance of Head Coach, Adrian Stenta, currently occupying third place on the table and on track to secure a maiden finals appearance.
Holmes attributed their strong form to the stability in the squad over the last few years which is now coming to fruition.
“Honestly, I think it’s been a few years in the making,” she explained.
“We have a very local, South Australian team and a lot of the girls are starting to hit the prime of their careers hopefully.
“It just seems to be clicking for us this year, we’re such a really close group.
“… I think we really trust each other and a lot of us have played with each other for a very long time.
“And I think with the experience we’ve gotten in the W-League these last few years, we’re playing with a lot of confidence and a lot of belief that we’re good enough to be there and good enough to push for a finals spot.”
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Next match details:
Game date: Sunday, 21 February vs Sydney FC Women
Westfield W-League 2020/21 – Round 9
Kick-off 3.35pm ACDT
Venue: Cromer Park
Broadcast: ABC, Fox Sports
Stream: Kayo Sports, MyFootball Live App