August 26, 2019

Sydney Olympic Football Club have announced the appointment of Terry Palapanis to the role of Men’s 1st Grade Coach for the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s season  in 2020.

Palapanis will not only coach the Men’s 1st Grade squad but also have responsibility and oversight of our Under 20’s squad as part of the Club’s Senior program.

Club CEO John Boulous stated.

“After the resignation of Abbas Saad, the Club needed to move quickly to ensure we were able to continue our planning, retention and recruitment ahead of the new season.

“Terry brings an extensive knowledge of the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition and its players and we feel this is a great advantage in our quest to continue to build a senior program that is able to develop our existing players and attract the best young talent to our club to ensure all players reach their potential, whether at Olympic or at the next level.

“Terry was extremely impressive in our discussions and in the plan he presented to us.

“We are confident Terry will develop and implement a football program for senior players that brings success to our Club and its fans.”

Palapanis was excited by his appointment saying.

“It’s an honour to be given the opportunity to coach at such a historical and prestigious club like Sydney Olympic, a club in which I supported as a child.

“We will endeavour to play a style of football that will entertain, but also importantly bring the results to achieve our aim of winning silverware in 2020”.

Palapanis will work closely with Club Technical Director Ante Juric and will commence in the role immediately where the main priority will be to confirm the playing squad and pre-season football program ahead of the 2020 season.

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