Canberra United appoint Junna as Foxtel Y-League Coach

Canberra United have confirmed that former Westfield W-League Head Coach Ray Junna will take the helm of the club’s Foxtel Y-League side as Head Coach for the 2019/20 Season.

Junna, who is an A-Licence accredited coach, has extensive experience at the top level and was most recently in charge of the Central Coast Mariners NYL team.

He coached Canberra United’s Westfield W-League team through the 2009 season where they reached the Semi Finals.

“I am thrilled by the opportunity to return to a club of Canberra United’s stature, and to be given the chance to lead some of the best young players in the region,” Junna said.

“It is clear there is talent here, as seen from how far some Canberra juniors have gone, so to be able to work with those players in the Foxtel Y-League and prepare them to play some of the best young players at other clubs is an exciting challenge.”

In his role, Junna will also oversee the Canberra United NYL winter training program, Talent Support Program for players in the NPLY and assist with Coach Education courses and assessment.

“We are excited at Canberra United to be welcoming Ray back to the club where he has coached our Westfield W-League side in previous years,” Capital Football CEO Phil Brown said.

“It is clear that there is a strong talent base in Canberra, and we believe that Ray can get the best out of these players and we are all looking forward to seeing his team in action over Summer.”