Reds legend joins Westfield W-League coaching staff

Adelaide United have announced 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 at Coopers Stadium.

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

“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.” 

Dodd took his place on the Reds bench on Friday night as Western Sydney Wanderers prevailed 2-1 at the Marden Sports Complex.