Travis Dodd returns home to Reds

Adelaide United is delighted to announce Reds legend, Travis Dodd, has returned to the Club as part of Ivan Karlović’s Westfield W-League coaching staff.

Dodd amassed 183 appearances and 41 goals in all competitions for Adelaide United during his playing career with the Club. 

Speaking on returning to the Reds, Dodd said: “It’s going to be an interesting time for me and I’ve spent a bit of time coaching at MetroStars in the NPL.

“This is certainly a step up in professionalism in terms of what the women’s team want to achieve. 

“Talking to Ivan, the girls have genuine ambition to improve themselves, to make finals, and potentially win a championship. 

“I’m looking forward to contributing to that and trying to help the team achieve that goal.

“I’m eager to work with Ivan as well because he’s a respected coach and achieved really good things in the past. 

“I hope to learn from him because, whilst I’ve been a player, I haven’t had a lot of experience in coaching and seeing Ivan’s approach to the game first-hand will definitely help me too.” 

Adelaide United Chairman, Greg Griffin, said he was very pleased to be welcoming back a legend of the Club. 

“I’m absolutely delighted to be welcoming Travis back to Adelaide United and I’m positive he will be a wonderful addition to our W-League team’s coaching staff.

“This is a massive step in the right direction for the Club in recognising past legends and will definitely benefit everyone.” 

Dodd will take his place on the Adelaide United bench this evening when the Reds take on Western Sydney Wanderers FC at the Marden Sports Complex in Round 8 of the Westfield W-League 2017/18 season.