Illawarra Stingrays appoint Scott Chipperfield as new head coach

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 06:  Scott Chipperfield talks after being inducted into the 2012 Football Federation Australia Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Gambaro Restaurant and Function Centre on December 6, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Former Socceroo Scott Chipperfield has been announced as the new Illawarra Stingrays head coach for the 2019 National Premier Leagues NSW Women’s competition in a huge coup for the proud South Coast club.

The 42-year-old has taken over from former Canadian international Carmelina Moscato, who was in charge of the Stingrays during the 2018 season.

Chipperfield brings a fair bit of experience to the Stingrays table as not only did he play professionally in the Swiss top league, he also held a few coaching roles one being in charge of FC Luzern Frauen women’s side in Switzerland.

Having retired from the game in 2012 with 68 international caps to his name, Chipperfield will be hoping to instil some much needed success at the Stingrays bringing the club back up the NPL NSW Women’s ladder.