Adelaide University Soccer Club has signed Jamie Dunning to lead its Women’s National Premier League (WNPL) team for the 2022 season.

Dunning said he was, “really looking forward in joining Uni”.

“It’s a great opportunity to build something special at a club who has good people that are 100 percent behind what we are looking to build.

“For me, that was the number one reason I chose to take on this position.”

“We have a lot of work to get where we want to be, but for me, it’s great to have full support from the club and the players which will help us achieve our goals.”

Dunning coached Adelaide City to third place in the 2021 WNPL competition.

“Jamie has proven that he has what it takes to lead a competitive team at WNPL level,” said AUSC chair Gay Wallace.

“As a highly motivated, proactive and forward-thinking football coach, we feel that he has a lot of offer us and we welcome him to Adelaide Uni.”

Dunning replaces outgoing WNPL coach Kosta Jaric who spent 12 years and 265 games as a senior coach with the club.

Adelaide University WNPL assistant coaches for 2022 will also be announced this week.


Jamie Dunning bio

Originally from England, Dunning has spent a good part of the last decade in New Zealand. He was involved in the development of Hawkes Bay elite youth and senior players; and performed the role of Junior Development manager/Technical Director at Miramar Rangers FC.

His experience expands to assistant coach of Team Wellington, one of the premier clubs in the NZ national league, as well as head coach of the Hawkes Bay United youth team.

Dunning was also Head Coach and Technical Director for Napier Marist where, over six successful team years, also saw several players under his guidance, go on to play in national league competitions.