Ambitious and renewed football department for the RSCA Women

After a historic seventh title in a row for our RSCA Women, Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht aims to keep improving our women’s football department.

Last season, the club already took several steps in its professional development by expanding the staff, introducing daytime training sessions, focusing on youth formation, organizing international friendlies, and now the 'Stellar' programme. To further emphasize the club's ambitions, a renewed Women’s Football department will be introduced at the start of the new season.

Dave Mattheus will serve as Director of RSCA Women in the future. He will focus on RSCA Women's long-term development. His responsibilities will include the recruitment of new players, the further development and international character of the youth formation and projects such as the Stellar program. Stellar is a structural program aimed at further developing women's football in Belgium and discovering the talents of the future. In this framework, RSCA Women has entered into cooperation with already six partner clubs in Belgium.

Dave Mattheus is therefore passing the baton as head coach of RSCA Women to Dennis Moerman. Dennis has been working for the RSCA Women as assistant coach since last summer and was also an important link between the youth teams, the U23s and the first team of our RSCA Women. Previously, Dennis was head coach of Club YLA and worked at KAA Gent Ladies and Zulte Waregem, among others. Now, he will take on the role of head coach of the first team of the RSCA Women.

The staff of the RSCA Women's first team will consist of Goalkeeper Coach Gilles Dhont, Performance Coach Davy Provoost, Assistant Coaches Davy Belis & Farid Goreishvand, Video Analyst Nico Van Den Branden, Physiotherapist Charlotte Neesen, Rehabilitation Coach Pepijn Vermassen, doctor Kris Vollon, Kit Manager René Havet and team manager Kim Baeyens.

Dave Mattheus, Director RSCA Women:

"We owe it to ourselves and to women's football in Belgium in general to keep focusing on the further professionalization and development of the women’s game. This is the next logical step. I thoroughly enjoyed my two years as head coach and the three trophies we secured with RSCA Women. I’m sure I will also enjoy dedicating myself to the wider organization of women's football at RSCA and have full confidence in Dennis as head coach and in the staff that develop our players on a daily basis."

Head coach Dennis Moerman:

"My role is changing, but the ambitions to compete for prizes in Belgium and take the next step in Europe remain the same. I am honored to join the list of predecessors who have all brought women's football at RSC Anderlecht to where it is today. I look forward to contributing everything I can, together with players and staff, to build on the legacy of this great club and build new sporting successes in the future."

CEO Sports Jesper Fredberg:

​“We are very happy that Dave is ready to take the next step, both on a personal level for him and from a club perspective. Dave has had a big impact on the development of the women’s football department, so this is a natural transition to ensure he can keep improving the RSCA Women towards the future. We’re also very confident that Dennis will be a good successor as a head coach. We’re looking forward to see how women’s football will take the next steps in the coming years.”

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