Adelaide City is delighted to announce the return of Dylan Holmes to its WNPL side, ahead of the 2019 Women’s National Premier League season.
Holmes has enjoyed a breakout W-League season with Adelaide United, where she appeared for the first time since 2016 after coming off from two phenomenal seasons with Adelaide City.
The midfielder earned a start in every single match for United, played a total of 995 minutes and was a crucial piece in the Reds’ setup this season.
“I was pleasantly surprised. I went into the season with a very open mind and wasn’t expecting to start every single game at all. From a personal standpoint, I was pretty happy since it was beyond anything I expected going into it.”
Even though she has experienced it before, Holmes admitted that the transition from WNPL to W-League was quite intense and is very admirable of her fellow teammate in Georgia Campagnale, who has been going back and forth between the leagues for multiple years in a row.
“As it was my first kind of WNPL to W-League season in a while, I was going into it like it was new for me. I felt really good mentally and as fit as I ever have at the start of the season.”
“My game has definitely improved after playing with some of the best players in the country.”
“But I think for now, it’s nice to have a couple of weeks off just to refresh mentally and physically, before we get back into [the WNPL season].”
Holmes, who was last season’s recipient of City’s Most Valuable Player and Players’ Player, is excited to be back in Black and White again and has her eyes set on helping the team win the triple this time around.
“We really want to win the minor Premiership, as well as every competition we’re in. We haven’t won that in the last couple of year, so that’s one thing we’ve missed.”
“But other than that, we want to keep improving on how we have done in the last two years.”
Catch Dylan Holmes and the rest of the Adelaide City team at their first WNPL game of the season against FFSA NTC at 6:15pm on 8th March (Friday) at VALO Football Centre.
By Chloe Lau