Beauchamp joins Wanderers Academy coaching line-up

Western Sydney Wanderers FC are proud to announce the return of inaugural captain Michael Beauchamp as the Wanderers Academy U20s Assistant coach. 

Beauchamp returns to the club for the very first time since his playing days where he led the Red & Black to a remarkable Premiership victory in its inaugural season.

The hugely experienced defender will work alongside former team mate and close friend Dean Heffernan who is the head coach of the Wanderers NPL 2 U20s squad. 

Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas said it was an easy decision to welcome the club’s inaugural captain back a great role model for the next generation of Wanderers. 

“It’s fantastic to have Micheal back with us at the Wanderers and it’s an exciting time for the next generation of Wanderers to learn from someone who has played such a vital role in Wanderers history,” said Tsatsimas.

“Michael enjoyed an incredible playing career, having had experience in Australia, Denmark, the UAE and Germany as well as appearing at two FIFA World Cups – he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that will no doubt benefit our Academy players. 

“Michael alongside Dean (Heffernan) will make a fantastic team and I’m looking forward to seeing what they can achieve this National Premier League season."


Michael Beauchamp said he was honoured for the opportunity to return to the Wanderers and help shape the next future stars of the club. 

“I’m looking forward to the challenge, and sharing my experiences and on how to deal with certain situations,” said Beauchamp. 

“I just really hope I can help them not only along their path of being a better footballer but also a better person.

“I hope that I can instil in them what I live by, that once you get to training and you’re on that pitch that’s it. You can’t think about anything else than doing the best for yourself and for your club, and I hope I can put that across as best as I can in the assistant role.

“I’ve played with Dean Heffernan for most of my career and having the opportunity to now assist him on the coaching side of things is brilliant. 

“We’re just looking to develop these players so that they can step up into the Hyundai A-League squad.”