Jon Dyster to continue as Women's Premier Division Head Coach in 2024
SUANFC is pleased to announce that Jon Dyster will continue in his role as the Women’s Premier Division Head Coach for the 2024 season.
SUANFC is pleased to announce that Jon Dyster will continue in his role as the Women’s Premier Division Head Coach for the 2024 season. This decision comes after multiple seasons of dedicated work by Dyster to develop an elite women’s football program at the club.
“I am honoured to be appointed senior coach again and excited at the prospect of continuing the work we’ve done over the past few seasons,” Dyster said in a statement.
Dyster’s optimism extends beyond the core team to the fresh faces that will join the squad. “Each new season brings the excitement of picking up from where you left off. More importantly, it’s about witnessing the growth of the younger players in the squad and welcoming new players that join us as USYD students and from our pathways clubs and schools,” he explained.
Reflecting on the team’s performance in the 2023 season, Dyster conveyed a sense of undiminished resolve. “While we felt we were better than our results suggested, there’s a belief in the group that we can prove this in 2024. Our football wasn’t as consistent as we’d have liked, but the potential is there. We fielded a much younger team and are eager to see what they can do with a year’s Premier Division football under their belts.”
The expectations for the upcoming season are undeniably high, and Dyster believes that the team is well-poised for success. “We’re looking for a big season in 2024. We’ve got a good mix of players that combines character, experience, and the enthusiasm of youth. This gives us a real shot at going deep into the finals,” he noted.
The culture within the team, epitomized by club captain Maryanne ‘Mac’ Harley’s Mostyn Medal win, has set a new standard for what SUANFC aims to achieve. “Mac Harley winning the Mostyn Medal is representative of our club’s ethos — hardworking and team-minded. Mac and the other leaders have shown the ability to inspire young female footballers, and we’re beginning to really enjoy the benefits of the culture they’ve created,” Dyster concluded.
SUANFC looks forward to another season of growth, development, and hopefully, a series of victories that will propel our women’s team to new heights in 2024.