It was a great day for our Sydney Olympic’s Special K Women’s program on Sunday as we sent their Under 15s and Reserve Grade teams through to the Grand Final, along with our First Grade Women who qualified last week after defeating Sutherland Shire FA.
The Under 15s were chasing a result after going down 1-0 to Inter Lions in the first half, however a penalty quickly changed the game late in the second half.
Captain, Ruby Scott converted to equalise and an additional goal sealed the 2-1 victory just moments before the full-time whistle.
The Reserve Grade game was tight until the end, with the game going into penalties after finishing extra time tied at 3-3.
Olympic showed great drive to come back from a 2-0 deficit to take a 3-2 lead, but Sutherland Shire FA managed to snag the equaliser before the whistle, sending the game into extra time and ultimately into penalties.
Goalkeeper, Grace Watson-Carr, sealed the win for Olympic during penalties, denying two to finish the game after the team successfully converted four penalties.
Sydney Olympic CEO, John Boulous, shared his excitement in having such a strong Women’s program and sending three Women’s teams into the PS4 NPL2 NSW Women’s Grand Final Day.
“As a Club we are delighted to have three teams participating in the NSW NPL Grand Final day, its credit to the hard work of our exceptional players and coaches,” said Boulous.
“This year we welcomed Special K as major sponsor of our Women’s football program and with their support we are committed to strengthening our development of female footballers.”
The PS4 NPL2 NSW Women’s Grand Finals will take place at Valentine Sportspark this Sunday 3rd September with the U13s kicking off the day at 8:30am, followed by U15s at 10:15am, U17s at 12:15pm, Reserve Grade at 2:15pm.
The First Grade Grand Final has been postponed due to a protest on the Preliminary Final between Bankstown City FC and Sutherland Shire FA. The rematch of the Preliminary Final will now be played on Sunday, with a revised date for the Grand Final to be advised.
With three teams from five in the Grand Final, Sydney Olympic have shown they are a force to be reckoned with in female football.
The U15s Grand Final will see Olympic take on Marconi Stallions, while Reserve Grade will take on Nepean FC. We hope to see as many Sydney Olympic supporters as possible there to show your support for our incredible Women’s Program.