'Honoured' Heffernan appointed Wanderers head coach

Former Western Sydney Wanderers player Dean Heffernan has been named head coach of the club’s Westfield W-League side.

Heffernan, who made nine appearances for the men’s outfit during season 2013/14, replaces outgoing coach Dan Barrett after Western Sydney's last-placed finish in 2018/19.

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The former defender will be joined by current assistant coach Catherine Cannuli as well inaugural Wanderers captain Michael Beauchamp, who recently joined Heffernan as assistant of the club's U20s team.

“It is an honour and privilege to be given this opportunity to work with the Wanderers W-League team,” said Heffernan.

Dean Heffernan
Dean Heffernan in his playing days with the Wanderers.

“Having played and coached at this club already I know the desire for success that exists in our club and our membership and fan base.

“With Cath and Michael we have a group of people that not only have played at the elite level but have also progressed through the youth development coaching pathway and understand the culture and expectation of this club.

“We want to build a winning mentality and to harness and develop the elite local talent Western Sydney has to offer.”