February 13, 2018

Australian based ORCA Enviro Systems sponsorship of leading European football club, Schalke 04 is kicking goals for Sydney Olympic FC through unprecedented access to a variety of programs to lift the Club to new heights.

“We’d developed an informal relationship between Sydney Olympic FC and Schalke 04 over the last couple of years and have recently gotten to know the Schalke 04 senior management team” said Bill Papas, Sydney Olympic FC President and ORCA Enviro Systems Managing Director. “This opened the door for discussions on business opportunities as well, and it soon became evident that Schalke and their VELTINS-Arena could benefit from ORCA’s leading waste management technology”.

Schalke 04 Head of Marketing, Alexander Jobst explains why the partnership with ORCA fits the Blue-Whites’ overall strategy so well: “Our club has a very distinct social responsibility due to the club’s high importance in the area as well as for our fans and members. In terms of environmental protection, the future cooperation is made all the more interesting for us by the fact that, with the help of their products, ORCA can now extract water from biological waste in the VELTINS-Arena.”

“With ORCA, we’re not only supporting Schalke 04’s environmental goals, we’re also saving them money on their food waste disposal cost” said Papas. “In return, we have the opportunity to showcase ORCA’s technology and promote it to a large European audience as we expand into Europe. And as part of the deal, we have been able to formalise a program that delivers significant benefits to Sydney Olympic FC”

These include:

  • A train the trainer program. SOFC coaches will participate in Schalke 04 coaching trips, with Professional S04 your coaches teaching their skills and providing valuable insights into German football education
  • Sports Management workshops conducted in Germany for SOFC management, covering sports marketing, sports entrepreneurship and operative sports management
  • S04 youth coaches travelling to Australia, coaching Sydney’s youth players, training the S04 concept, training the trainers and supporting scouting opportunities.

Negotiated as part of the strategic partnership by Bill Papas, SOFC will benefit under this arrangement for 3 years until 2021.

Commenting on this unique opportunity, Sydney Olympic FC, CEO, John Boulous said “It’s fantastic when corporate connections can deliver opportunities that might otherwise be unavailable to clubs like ours”. “We’re extremely fortunate that our President, Bill Papas negotiated this outcome for us – our stars of tomorrow are the very lucky beneficiaries”

ORCA Enviro Systems is an Australian Company with operations across Australia, North America, Europe and the Middle East producing solutions for the environmentally friendly disposal of food waste.

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sphillips@forumgroup.com.au

 

About ORCA Enviro Systems

ORCA Enviro Systems is an Australian Company with operations across Australia, North America, Europe and the Middle East producing solutions for the environmentally friendly disposal of food waste.

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About Sydney Olympic Football Club

 Sydney Olympic Football Club is based in Belmore, Sydney, New South Wales and plays in the PS4 National Premier League (NSW). Founded as Pan-Hellenic Soccer Club in 1957 by Greek immigrants, the club changed its name to Sydney Olympic in 1977.

Sydney Olympic FC have won many trophies in Australian football, including two National Soccer League Championships, two National Soccer League Cups, the National Soccer League Minor Premiership and two NSW Premier League Championships. The club has also won the Johnny Warren Cup, the Brett Emerton Cup, the National Youth League Championship, the National Youth League Minor Premiership and the NSW Premier League Club Championship.

 

www.sydneyolympicfc.com.au

 

About Schalke 04

 

Commonly known as FC Schalke 04, Schalke or abbreviated as S04  is a professional German association-football club and multi-sports club originally from the Schalke district of GelsenkirchenNorth Rhine-Westphalia. The “04” in the club’s name derives from its formation in 1904.

Schalke has long been one of the most popular professional football teams and multi-sports club in Germany. Schalke play in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system. As of December 2015, the club has 140,000 members, making it the second-largest sports club in Germany and the sixth-largest sports club in the world in terms of membership.[4] Other activities offered by the club include athletics (track and field)basketballhandballtable tenniswinter sports and eSports.

Founded in 1904, Schalke has won seven German championships, five DFB-Pokals, one DFL-Supercup and one UEFA Cup.

 

Link to Schalke 04 Press Release Here.

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February 07, 2018

This Sunday our Special K Women’s program takes the field for trial matches against University of NSW in the Women’s Youth and Senior squads and Southern Districts Football Association in the SAP age groups.

We welcome back Special K for their second season as major sponsor of the program and also welcome this year Talos Insurance and Risk Solutions as a supporting partner of the Women’s program.

In 2018, we will be aiming to build on last year’s strong season, that saw our First Grade squad win the Premiership, Reserve Grade win the Championship and Under 15 squad make the Grand Final.

This year we welcome Bill Papas as 1st Grade coach who has taken the place of George Beltsos who is undertaking a technical role in the program

Our coaching appointments throughout the program are as follows;

1st Grade – Bill Papas
Reserve Grade – Arthur Beltsos
Under 17 – Nick Scott
Under 15 – Phil Youldon
Under 14 – Yanake Tennant
Under 13 – John Pladas
Under 12 – Sean Maloney
Under 11 – Musie Elongo
Under 10 – Raff Cuomo

Our first grade squad will be headlined by last season’s NPL 2 Player of the Year Kate Halaska and Golden Boot winner Maddie Costanzo. We are excited to be able to retain a large majority of the squads from last season. They will be joined by a host of impressive new recruits that will be on display in our trial matches. Some of these players that will feature in our First Grade squad include; Siahn Bozanic, Kristy Rohrer, Lieke De Bever and Amanda Horafios.

In the coming weeks leading into the season our Senior Squad will play trial matches against North West Koalas, Gladesville Ravens and finish with an internal trial, while our Youth teams play in the Proctor Cup the week before the regular season commences.

Olympic CEO John Boulous said “We are extremely pleased with both the Coaching line-up we have assembled and the players we have both retained and recruited across the program. Importantly all are committed in strengthening our program and bring enthusiasm and experience”.

“We will continue to strengthen our Women’s program both on and off the field to ensure our players and squads have the best opportunity to reach their potential” Boulous added.

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January 17, 2018

Sydney Olympic Football Club would like to announce the signing of Spanish born striker Alex Sanchez.

Alex has played his football in Spain and most notably in the first team for Real Zaragoza in La Liga (First Division) in 2009-10 and Osasuna in 2nd division in the season of 2015-16. Most recently Alex played for Tudelano in 2nd B division, where he has had a number of stints in his playing career.

Gorka Etxeberria was excited by the signing and said,

“Alex is a striker who not only will score goals but is also able to help the team in the creative phase of play. Alex has committed to the club for two seasons and is excited by the squad the club has assembled”.

“Alex was exactly the player we were looking for and will bring skill and experience to our squad. Our Senior squad is now complete and it’s now time to commence the second segment of pre-season training ahead of our first trial match against Manly on Sunday 28 January 2018 at Cromer Park”. Etxeberria added

Alex Sanchez was extremely happy to arrive in Australia and commence training with the squad immediately.

“I’m really glad to join Sydney Olympic FC in what I am sure will be an amazing season”.

“I’m hoping I can contribute in helping the club achieve its objective’s by scoring lots of goals in my new jersey” Sanchez expressed.

“Opportunities to play in Australia and at Sydney Olympic FC, a club with lots of great tradition and where many National team players have played previously don’t come around very often so I am excited to take this opportunity and make the most of it. I look forward to seeing all our fans supporting the team at our matches” Sanchez added.

 

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December 21, 2017

Sydney Olympic Football Club are giving our many supporters the opportunity to purchase a season pass to all home games for the 2018 season.

Our club cannot exist without the support of our season pass holders and I encourage you to commit now and be part of the team!

2018 will be an exciting year, with a number of new signings on board, we are aiming to go further than the squad’s NSW NPL final’s appearance last season and we need your support.

The team started training in early November and will resume training on Monday 15 January 2018, ahead of our first trial match of the New Year against Manly United FC at Cromer Park at 6pm on Sunday 28 January.

The support of our membership base is very important, both on game day and in building the support of our club.

We have two option’s available this season;

The social membership, for those that cannot attend matches, but wish to be part of the Olympic family, contribute and stay in touch with the club.

The season pass, for those that wish to attend home matches and attend a season pass holder BBQ at a club training session throughout the season with the players.

More details of what is included with each option and how to purchase are on the attached flyer. To apply online please click on the following link https://form.jotform.co/73527249115861

In 2018, we start the season with a home match against Bonnyrigg White Eagles FC on Sunday 11 March at 3pm. We have seven home matches in the first ten rounds of the competitions, including a first night fixture on Good Friday.

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December 19, 2017

Sydney Olympic Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Max Burgess for the 2018 National Premier Leagues NSW Competition.

An exceptional talent, Max made a great impact both on and off the field in the first half of last season and returns to Olympic after a stint overseas with Portuguese LigaPro side União.

Burgess expressed his excitement at re-joining Olympic.

“I’m excited to be back at Sydney Olympic FC.

“It’s a talented squad and a great group of boys lead by an experienced coach in Gorka, there is a special feel around the club.

“I’m looking forward to being part of a team which will make the many Sydney Olympic fans proud in 2018” he explained.

Sydney Olympic Football Club 1st grade Coach Gorka Etxeberria was impressed with what Burgess would bring to the squad.

“I’m very happy with having Max back in the team.

“He is exactly the player profile that we were looking for to finalise the squad. In all the chats that we had I could notice that he is really focused on playing for the team and after his European experience is going to be an important player for the team to play the way that we want to play”.

“With Max, we complete our squad and everything is ready to start building a team who can make Sydney Olympic FC supporters proud in the 2018 season” said Etxeberria.

Max will join the squad when they return to training after the Christmas break on Monday 15 January 2018. The club’s first trial match for the New Year will be on Sunday 28 January at Cromer Park against last season’s NPL NSW Champions Manly United FC, with kick off at 6pm.

 

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November 30, 2017

Men’s First Grade Trial Match Schedule Announced

Sydney Olympic Football Club would like to provide an update for our members and fans on our Senior Men’s First Grade squad training and trial match schedule.

The squad commenced training on Monday 6 November and will wrap up its first pre-season training block on Friday 15 December to break for Christmas. Training will resume on Monday 15 January 2018.

The squad has a strong schedule of trial matches planned to compliment the pre-season training schedule in the lead up to the Season start.

Below is an outline of trial match schedule

 

Saturday 17 February 2018

Bonnyrigg White Eagles at Valentine Sports Park (FNSW) 1st grade kick off 5.00 pm

Sunday 25 February 2018

Sutherland Sharks Seymour Shaw 1st grade kick off 6.30pm – Under 13’s from 8.30am through to Under 20’s at 4.30pm

Sunday 4 March 2018

Blacktown City Lily Homes Stadium first grade kick off 6.00pm – Under 13’s from 8.00am through to Under 20’s at 4.00pm

 

The regular season commences on Sunday 11 March at Belmore Oval, where we take on Bonnyrigg White Eagles at 3.00pm.

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November 10, 2017

Sydney Olympic FC are excited to announce the retention of Radovan Pavicevic for the 2018 season.

Pavicevic joined Olympic for the 2017 season after spending three years with the Newcastle Jets in their National Youth League and A-League campaigns.

Radovan becomes the twelfth player from the 2017 squad to return to Olympic for 2018 and will add valuable attacking prowess to the current line-up.

“I can’t wait for the start of the new season, the mood in the camp is very good,” Pavicevic said.

“We retained quite a few players from last year and made some great signings too, so we are looking very strong for 2018.”

Head Coach, Gorka Exteberria, expressed his pleasure in keeping Radovan in blue and white for the coming season.

“We are excited to have Radovan back at Olympic for the 2018 season,” Gorka explained.

“He is a talented attacking player and I’m hoping he will meet his full potential in the coming season.

“He will be a valuable addition to our 2018 campaign and we’re very happy to have him on board.”

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November 01, 2017

Sydney Olympic Football Club is excited to announce the first two players from our First Grade Women’s squad that will be returning for the 2018 season.

NSW NPL2 Women’s Player of the Year, Kate Halaska will be returning to Olympic in 2018, along with NSW NPL2 Women’s Golden Boot, Maddi Costanzo.

Both Halaska and Costanzo proved invaluable to Olympic’s 2017 Premiership winning campaign, in which the First Grade Women celebrated 14 games unbeaten heading into the Grand Final.

After an incredible season, both Kate and Maddi were recognised with awards at both the Football NSW Silver Medal Dinner and the Sydney Olympic FC Presentation Night.

Halaska has been with Olympic since the inception of its Women’s program and co-captained the First Grade squad alongside Kalista Tsoupis in 2017.

Her return to Olympic in 2018 shows her immense loyalty and secures a talented player and excellent leader for the squad.

“I’m really excited to be back with Olympic for the 2018 season,” Kate explained.

“I’ve been with Sydney Olympic since the Women’s program started and I’m looking forward to a great 2018 season to build on last season’s success”

Costanzo had a stand out season in 2017 and is looking forward to another season with Olympic.

At only 22-years old, Maddi managed 19 goals over the season to take out the Golden Boot and will be looking to top it in 2018.

“I’m really excited to stay for my fourth season with Sydney Olympic and I’m hoping to have another strong season alongside some great players,” Costanzo said.

“I like to stay committed to a club for as long as I can and Olympic are very supportive and accommodating with their players well.

“I’ve also built strong friendships that make playing alongside each other better as we connect well out on the field.”

2018 Women’s First Grade Head Coach, Bill Papas, expressed his excitement with retaining two incredibly valuable players for the season ahead.

“I’m very happy that we’ve re-signed two of the biggest names in the league who will help Sydney Olympic as we work to achieve NPL1 status.”

“We’re looking forward to having Kate and Maddi back on board in 2018 to build a strong team.

“Kate has amazing defensive qualities and leadership skills that will help us build our defensive foundation and can help us guide the team around the park.

“Maddi’s attacking prowess and her ability to create and convert incredible goal scoring opportunities helped her to become the top goal scorer in 2017 and is the start of a great foundation to be successful in 2018.

“We are building a team for next season that’s going to fight for promotion and that demonstrates passion and determination and we’re very pleased to have Kate and Maddi leading the campaign.

“I’m looking forward to working with elite players like Kate and Maddi as we work to build on the success Sydney Olympic FC enjoyed in 2017.

Trials for our Women’s program will be held this Sunday, 5th November at Strathfield Park. You can see all the details and sign up to attend here: https://form.jotform.co/72147897215868

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October 18, 2017

Sydney Olympic are excited to announce the acquisition of Rafael Jimenez for the 2018 season.

Jimenez has represented the Australian U19 squad on several occasions and has enjoyed very impressive experience, including captaining and winning the U16 Championship with Athletico Madrid and winning the Spanish Cup Championship with the Villareal FC U19 squad.

The young-gun will be sure to add some talent to our defensive line in the upcoming season and is excited to come to Australia and get involved in the National Premier League competition.

“I know from my dad that Sydney Olympic has a strong heritage with strong traditional values where great Australian players have been developed,” Jimenez said

“I’m excited and really looking forward to working with Gorka [Etxeberria]. He has a lot of experience with Spanish football and is very knowledgeable with the style I have grown up with.

“I’m looking forward to playing in a great club in a new country.

“I hope that through my expericence I can contribute to Olympic’s success.”

Head coach, Gorka Etxeberria, expressed his excitement in Jimenez joining Olympic for 2018 naming his experience in professional environments and leading Clubs as one of his strongest qualities.

“He has some excellent experience in some of the biggest Clubs in Spain, and he’s developed and progressed through his junior years with Clubs like Athletico Madrid and Villareal, which is very impressive.”

“He is very hungry to grow and develop as a footballer and restart his career after taking a break to focus on his studies and play college football in America.

“Having a defender who has a first-hand understanding of Spanish football will be very beneficial for myself and the rest of the team and will help me implement the systems of football I will be introducing to Olympic in 2018.

“Because he is a dual citizen, he also doesn’t take up a visa position which is valuable to the Club and helps us build a stronger squad.

“He’s a very passionate footballer and is excited to join us at Olympic and we’re very excited to have him on board.”

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October 13, 2017

Sydney Olympic are proud to announce our SAP, Youth and Women’s coaching appointments for the 2018 season.

 

SAP Coaches:

SAP Girls U10 – Raffaele Cuomo

SAP Girls U11 – Musimbwa Elongo

SAP Girls U12 – Sean Maloney

SAP Girls U13 – John Pladas

SAP Boys U9 – Leon Alexiou

SAP Boys U10 – Paul Lombardo

SAP Boys U11 – Max Andreotti

SAP Boys U12 – Kerim Baba

 

Men’s Youth Coaches:

Youth Men U13 – Kerim Baba

Youth Men U14 – Ivan Petkovic

Youth Men U15 – Eric Hristodoulou

Youth Men U16 – Milan Blagojevic

 

Women’s Coaches:

Women’s U14 – Yanake Tennant

Women’s U15 – Phill Youldon

Women’s U17 – Nick Scott

Reserve Grade Women – Arthur Beltsos

First Grade Women – Bill Papas

 

SOFC CEO, John Boulous, expressed the Club’s excitement in the technical structure for the upcoming season.

“It is great to have retained some very talented coaches from last year to assist the ongoing development of our players, as well as adding some new coaches that bring a wealth of experience,” he explained.

“A strong feature of the Club’s technical structure will involve the coaches and their squads working together to create a positive football learning environment for our players across our male and female SAP and Youth programs.”

Olympic would like to welcome Paul Lombardo, Eric Hristodoulou, Yanake Tennant and Bill Papas back to the Club in coaching roles with our Boys SAP, Men’s Youth, and Women’s squads respectively for 2018.

Having been involved with SOFC in recent years, they will look to impart their knowledge to continue to develop our players throughout the season.

Eric is a former representative of the Australian U-23 squad and a Sydney Olympic legend having won the NSL Championship with Olympic in the 1989/90 season, and returns to a coaching role after several years of successful coaching with Sutherland Sharks and in previous years with Olympic.

We would like to thank George Beltsos, Demetri Giannopoulos, Peter Millis and Bruno Nobrega for their effort and contribution over many seasons and we wish them all the best for their future coaching endeavours.

While George Beltsos has made the decision to step down as Women’s First Grade coach, we are excited that he will continue to assist the Senior Women’s program in the coming season.

You can sign up to trial for Sydney Olympic in 2018 here.

Any enquiries for coaches should be directed to the SOFC office on (02) 9787 7890 or admin@sydneyolympicfc.com

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October 11, 2017

Sydney Olympic are excited to announce our second new signing for the 2018 season, Nicola Kuleski.

The 21-year old will be donning a different shade of blue and white for 2018 after completing the 2017 NPL season with Sydney FC Youth in their first year in NPL1.

The midfielder has represented the FYR Macedonia U17 and U21 National teams on several occasions and made his A-League debut for Sydney FC in April earlier this year, also taking to the field in their friendly match against EPL giants Liverpool FC in May.

Nicola has been around the NPL New South Wales competition for quite some time, splitting his youth career between Marconi Stallions, Blacktown City and Sydney FC and continuing to play with Manly United before re-joining Sydney FC Youth in 2015.

Head Coach, Gorka Etxeberria, expressed his excitement in adding a talented young player to the 2018 squad.

“I am really excited with Nicola Kuleski signing with Olympic because he’s excactly the type of player we want in the club,” he said.

“He’s a good player technically but more importantly he’s hungry to improve and develop and become a better footballer every day.

“Despite being young, Kuleski has international experience and that’s very valuable for a player joining Olympic.”

Kuleski will bring his pace and skill to the Sydney Olympic midfield in 2018 and will look to progress under Etxeberria in the coming season.

“My career is just at the beginning and I’m looking forward to a new chapter in my career,” he explained.

“Gorka is a very experienced coached with an absolutely fantastic CV and also a great and professional person. I cant wait to improve my game with his guidance.”

Kuleski has high hopes for the upcoming season and is excited to join the Olympic family for 2018.

“I signed for Olympic because I love the history and the ambition Olympic has always had.”

“I’m sure it will be a enjoyable year both on and off the pitch and I’m hoping we can get some silverware.”

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September 25, 2017

Sydney Olympic Football Club celebrated the 2017 season on Saturday night at our Senior Presentation. With some impressive performances across all programs this season, there was plenty to celebrate!

The following awards were presented on the night to recognise some of our most valuable players for 2017:

U13s Men’s MVP: Crispen Gobeah

U13s Women’s MVP: Mary Arabi

U14s Men’s MVP: George Daniel

U15s Men’s MVP: Noah Botic and Giovani Panuccio

U15s Women’s MVP: Rafaella Politis

U16s Men’s MVP: Jay McGowan

U17s Women’s MVP: Tioni Strangas

U18s Men’s MVP: Ellis Bellos

Reserve Grade Women’s MVP: Natalia Grasso

U20s Men’s MVP: Billy Patramanis

First Grade Women’s MVP: Kate Halaska

First Grade Women’s Coaches Player: Maddi Costanzo

First Grade Women’s Player’s Player: Kate Halaska

First Grade Men’s MVP: Mitchell Stamatellis

First Grade Men’s Coaches Player: Jason Madonis

First Grade Men’s Player’s Player: Hagi Gligor

 

Congratulations not only to award winners, but to all players who represented Sydney Olympic in 2017!

Have a look at some snaps from the night here.

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September 21, 2017

Sydney Olympic are proud to announce our first new signing for the 2018 season, Riley Woodcock. 

Woodcock joins Olympic with some impressive experience despite his young age, having made 15 A-League appearances with Perth Glory and Sydney FC and 12 national team appearances in the U-17, U-20 and U-23 Australian squads.

The fullback has expressed his excitement in joining Olympic and getting back into playing regular games.

“For me, the biggest thing with football now is getting games,” he explained.

“Playing at a quality club like Olympic is very exciting.

“I can’t wait to start pre-season under Gorka [Etxeberria], and obviously there is a good standard of players here which is really good so I can’t wait to meet the boys and get started.”

With some existing connections in the team, Woodcock should fit in well with the young but talented squad that Olympic is compiling for the 2018 season.

“I’ve played with Hagi [Gligor] for years through various development squads with Australia and with George Timotheou from Sydney FC last year, so I know a few of the boys which is good.”

The decision to join Olympic was an easy one according to Riley who said, “the biggest thing for me was teams who care about players.”

“Olympic seems like a club who is moving in a direction where they’re big on development and big on players not only achieving things as a team but individually as well and that was the selling point for me, that they really cared about what I want to achieve as well.

“It was as easy as that for me.”

Sydney Olympic CEO, John Boulous, is pleased to have such a promising young player join the Olympic family.

“We are excited to have Riley on board for our upcoming campaign,” said Boulous.

“While he is still young with a bright football career ahead of him, he has quality experience in the A-League and with Australian National teams and will be a great fit to the Olympic squad.

“We look forward to seeing him in blue and white in 2018.”

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September 18, 2017

Sydney Olympic are excited to announce the first 11 players from our 2017 season that have recommitted to Sydney Olympic FC for the 2018 season.

While negotiations are still underway with other players from our 2017 squad, the following players have renewed their contracts and re-committed to Olympic for the upcoming 2018 season:

 

Paul Henderson

At 41 years-old, Paul Henderson has a wealth of experience under his belt from appearances with Leicester City as well as several A-League teams, and plenty of experience in the NPL. As Olympic’s custodian since 2011, Paul has proven to be a weapon between the sticks and a great mentor for young, developing players. With a great presence on and off the field, the 2017 joint Goalkeeper of the Year certainly adds a lot of valuable experience and knowledge to our 2018 squad.

 

Will Angel

Having spent more than half his life in blue and white, Angel has proven himself a true stalwart to Olympic. Touting some serious pace and accuracy, he’s had a very impressive year and is showing no signs of slowing down. Will is hungry for some silverware heading into his 16th year at Olympic after being part of our Championship winning squad in 2011. His leadership and loyalty will prove crucial to the squad in our 2018 campaign.

 

 

Niko Tsattalios 

Niko has some very impressive experience under his belt, having played with Sydney FC, the Newcastle Jets and Wellington Phoenix in the A-League. Tsatallios joined our First Grade squad in 2015, having playing some of his youth football with Olympic, and has shown his tremendous value over these years. The speedy left-footer will bring some excellent skill and impact to the pitch next season.

 

Hagi Gligor

One of the strongest midfielder’s in the competition, Gligor has been a stand out player since he joined Olympic. With A-League experience with Sydney FC and Perth Glory, Hagi has an excellent balance of youth and experience that will lead him to further impress in coming seasons. Having proven to be great leader on and off the field, he will enhance our 2018 squad with his experience, skill and composure.

 

Jason Madonis 

Another Olympic native, Madonis will be entering his tenth year at the club in 2018. A tough and competitive player, he’s a real threat on the pitch. At only 22 years-old, Jason has a big career ahead. Despite being young, Madonis is a core player in the squad and a loyal representative of Olympic on and off the pitch. We’re sure he will bring his strength and competitiveness to the squad for our 2018 campaign.

 

Tom Whiteside

After making his First Grade NPL debut with Marconi Stallions at only 16 years-old, Tom spent three years at the Newcastle Jets as a leader in their NYL team while training with their first team. Whiteside has impressed with his technical ability and defensive strength in his first season at Olympic, proving his versatility and determination and working his way into the starting line-up. He’ll be sure to add awareness and strong technical ability to our 2018 squad.

 

Darcy Burgess

As one of the youngest players in our squad, Darcy had his first real taste of First Grade football in 2017 and will look to further develop under Exteberria in the 2018 season. Having won Australia’s Nike Most Wanted competition in 2015, Burgess has excellent technical ability and has huge potential to excel as a footballer. He’ll be building on what has been a great debut season this year, while adding excellent technical ability and passion to our 2018 squad.

 

George Timotheou

Not only does George add some key power and strength to our defensive line, the tall defender brings a lot of physicality and great instincts to the team. The promising shot-stopper has proved invaluable to our squad since joining from Sydney FC Youth in the transfer window, quickly cementing a starting position. Despite being only 20 years-old, Timotheou adds significant strength and power to Olympic for 2018.

 

Jinya An

Jin has had an excellent first season at Olympic, proving to be a weapon on the wing. With great speed and accuracy, An has delivered some incredible performances in 2017 to earn himself several team of the week selections and a selection as a substitute in the NPL New South Wales ‘Team of the Year’. Jin has shown he has a lot of potential in the competition and will look to further excel in 2018 under Etxeberria and will bring pace and skill to the 2018 squad.

 

Jake De Marigny

After some promising performances in 2016, de Marigny re-signed for 2017 but was sidelined for the season due to injury. The young defender will look to kick back into gear in the 2018 season and pick up where he left off to reach his full potential in the NPL New South Wales competition. With an impressive football pedigree, Jake will bring strong defensive ability and determination to our 2018 campaign.

 

Stephen Athanaseris

A loyal Olympic native, Athanaseris has played his entire youth and senior career with the Club. He had an impressive season as captain of our U20s, earning a First Grade contract for the coming season. Stephen will look to get his first real taste of the NPL New South Wales First Grade competition in 2018 and will be sure to progress under Exteberria in the coming season. He will be sure to work hard to cement his position in the team in the 2018 season.

 

Unfortunately, Mitchell Stamatellis and Yianni Spyrakis have made the decision not to stay with Olympic for the 2018 season. While we are disappointed to see them go, we thank them for their service during their years at Olympic and wish them well for the future.

Head Coach, Gorka Exteberria, expressed his excitement in signing some of our most promising players for the season ahead.

“We are very pleased to have such strong players sign with us for the 2018 season,” Exteberria said.

“In these players is a great mix of youth and experience, with every player willing to develop and compete for Sydney Olympic.

“We are maintaining our commitment to focus on promoting development and fostering a professional environment for players to thrive in 2018, and our initial signings demonstrate a great foundation for our 2018 campaign.”

Olympic CEO John Boulous expressed his pleasure in successful negotiations and planning for the 2018 season.

“It’s great that we have been able to re-sign a large component of our players to kick start 2018,” said Boulous.

“We are still in negotiations with other players from our 2017 squad, along with new players looking to make Olympic home for 2018.

“The club will continue to advise its members and supporters on club news including player signings and movements as we continue to build our 2018 squad.”

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September 12, 2017

Sydney Olympic would like to congratulate Noah Botic for his selection in the Joey’s 23-player squad for the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers in Mongolia.

Botic, who is a member of the Sydney Olympic U15s Men’s Youth squad, was selected in the Joeys squad that travelled to Thailand earlier this year for the 2017 ASEAN Football Federation U-15 Championship.

With some great performances in Thailand, Botic secured his position in the upcoming qualifiers in Mongolia after attending another Joeys training camp at Valentine Sportspark over the weekend.

The Joeys will travel to Mongolia from Wednesday 20th September through to Sunday 24th September and will take on the hosts, as well as Cambodia and Vietnam.

A win in Group 1 will secure the Joeys a spot at the AFC U-16 Championships in Malaysia in September and October next year, while the five best group runners up will also qualify.

Congratulations Noah and best of luck for the trip!

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September 11, 2017

With the 2017 season coming to an end we are excited to open our doors to the next wave of talent for Sydney Olympic FC.

Our trials for the 2018 season will be open for our SAP and Youth programs, and will take place at Arlington Oval on Sunday 22nd October 2017.

Times are as follows:

9:00am: SAP Boys U9s and U10s

10:30am: SAP Boys U11s and U12s

12:00pm: Youth Men U13s and U14s

1:30pm: Youth Men U15s and U16s

3:00pm: SAP Girls U10s and U11s

4:00pm: SAP Girls U12s and U13s

Registrations are essential. Please register here to confirm your attendance.

Information regarding our Women’s trials for 2018 will be released in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions or require further information please contact the Sydney Olympic FC office on (02) 9787 7890 or admin@sydneyolympicfc.com

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September 01, 2017

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.

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August 21, 2017

Sydney Olympic FC have booked their place in the PlayStation4 National Premier Leagues 2 NSW Women’s Grand Final following a professional 2-nil victory against Sutherland Shire FA this afternoon at Fraser Park. 

Goals in either half was enough for the Premiers to give themselves a well deserved week off to rest up their injuries which included top-scorer Madelaine Costanzo, while Bankstown City Lions and Sutherland face off in the preliminary final. 

Rochelle Borromeo scored the pick of the goals with her stunning strike in the 19th minute before substitute Naomi Nguyen confirmed the 2-nil with her 64th minute tap-in. 

Olympic FC were the top goal-scorers across the PS4 NPL 2 NSW Women’s competition and they took their spirit into the contest tonight. 

Madelaine Costanzo found space in the midfield before she unleashed a shot that Shire FA keeper Emma Gidney had to claw away from the goalmouth. 

The spirit shown by Costanzo as she chased down a diagonal pass then whipped into a dangerous cross that Courtney Holmwood thudded against the post as Gidney watched on. 

After they weathered the early storm, Sutherland Shire FA looked more the side that finished second in the table after the regular season. Raegan Deeley tried to dink one over Chloe Avgoustou but the shot stopper was up to task. 

Rochelle Borromeo gave Sydney Olympic FC their reward for the early dominance, the forward chipped a magnificent effort that sailed into the net for 1-nil. 

For the rest of the first half, it followed the holding pattern as Sydney Olympic broke quickly through Costanzo and Holmwood which put Gidney under intense pressure although it didn’t yield any more goals. 

Sutherland Shire FA started the second half as they almost caught Olympic off guard within a minute of the restart. Genevieve Nisbet forced Avgoustou into a tough catch after Deeley strode through the Olympic midfield. 

Soon though, Olympic FC regained control of the contest and Costanzo was denied at point blank range by Gidney in the 62nd minute to keep the margin to one. 

The second was coming and it arrived in the 64th minute for Olympic FC. Holmwood bustled down the left then crafted a wicked cross for substitute Naomi Nguyen to tap home for 2-nil. 

As the clock continued to tick down, desperation saw Sutherland Shire FA push forward and find some reward behind the Olympic FC midfield but they weren’t able to put away their chances. 

So it will be Premiers Sydney Olympic FC first into this year’s Grand Final. 

Afterwards Olympic FC coach George Beltsos was happy to advance plus earn a week’s rest. 

“I’m very happy with the girls – happy for their performance today. Unfortunately we have picked up a few injuries but thankfully we have some time off now,”

“Sutherland played a good game, it was a tough contest but I am just happy we got the win.” Finished Beltsos. 

The Sutherland Shire FA coach lamented the fact his side went away from their usual gameplan. 

“We didn’t play our best football. Didn’t commit going forward, struggled to get into our groove. We missed a few crucial chances against a good team like Olympic FC,”

“Overall we weren’t clinical enough in front of goal, luckily we have another week of practice to get things right before we play Bankstown City Lions.” He said. 

Match Stats

Sunday 20th August 2017

Sydney Olympic FC 2 (Borromeo ’19 & Nguyen ’64)

Sutherland Shire FA 0

Sydney Olympic FC: 2. TAYLOR Eloise, 3. MATAMUA Teome, 4. BARHAM Deirdre, 5. TSOUPIS Kalista, 6. HALASKA Kate, 7. CHEN Lily(CALVI ’45), 9. COSTANZO Madelaine(NGUYEN ’59), 10. BORROMEO Rochelle(BROWNING ’82), 12. HOLMWOOD Courtney, 23. MCPHERSON Kate and GK. AVGOUSTOU Chloe

Subs not used: 1. WATSON-CARR Grace and 16. AMBERG Amanda

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

Sutherland Shire FA: 7. HENRY Grace, 14. BAKER Jordan, 21, GIDNEY Emma, 35. BESZ Nicole, 38. DEELEY Raegan, 39. MANOS Georgia, 40. MAXWELL Morgan(VUKASIN ‘ ), 43. NISBET Genevieve, 45. WISE Danielle, 47. CHRISTIE Brittany(BIRDSALL ‘ ) and 49. ELLIS Jessica(MUTCH ‘ )

Subs not used:  16. NELSON Melody and 73. JAMES Georgia

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

-By Justin Davies, PS4 NPL 2 NSW Women’s reporter

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August 16, 2017

Sydney Olympic are preparing for a big weekend of football, with four teams heading into semi-finals! Here’s the details for this weekend’s games, with a preview of our Men’s clash courtesy of Football NSW.

First Grade Men’s

Manly United FC v Sydney Olympic FC, 5pm Saturday at Cromer Park

The equation is simple for Sydney Olympic FC and Manly United FC. Win or face an early offseason.

The pressure is on the fourth and fifth placed sides to keep their Championship dreams alive and Saturday’s clash is sure to be an absolute blockbuster.

Manly United come into the match on the back of consecutive wins but suffered a comprehensive 5-0 loss to APIA Leichhardt in Round 20.

Warren Grieve’s side has bounced back from that defeat and has steeled themselves for a solid showing in the finals series.

Scott Balderson has been a star performer for Manly this season and is a dangerous customer out wide for the Northern Beaches outfit.

United’s midfield is anchored by Sasa Macura and his finals experience during his time at Blacktown City will put him in good stead to lead his teammates in their upcoming key matches.

A return to winning ways during the final three weeks of the season helped Sydney Olympic scrape into the top five after a midseason drop in form.

The Belmore side has had three head coaches this season but new gaffer Gorka Etxeberria seems to have Olympic fighting back to their best.

Yu Kuboki has been the Blues go to in attack, while Jason Madonis and Will Angel’s contributions will be imperative to their chances.

Olympic claimed a 1-0 win against Manly at Cromer Park in Round 6, but it was Manly who claimed a 2-1 victory when they traveled to Belmore in Round 17.

With a chance to take on either Blacktown City or Rockdale City Suns, nothing short of a complete performance will be enough.

Read the full Final Series preview for the PS4 NSW NPL Men’s from Football NSW here.

 

First Grade Women’s

Sydney Olympic FC v Sutherland Shire FA, 3:45pm Sunday at Fraser Park

 

Reserve Grade Women’s 

Bankstown City v Sydney Olympic FC, 1:30pm Saturday at Valentine Sportspark

 

U15 Women’s

Gladesville Ravens v Sydney Olympic FC, 10:00am Saturday at Valentine Sportspark

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August 14, 2017

Sydney Olympic came from behind to defeat Sutherland Sharks 2-1 in an entertaining PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s final day encounter at Seymour Shaw on Sunday afternoon.

Sutherland Sharks took the lead inside five minutes when Nathan Elasi beat Paul Henderson at the near post but the visitors equalized shortly after the interval when Mitchell Stamatellis converted from the spot following Takuya Murayama’s handball.

Olympic continued their excellent recent run of form and crafted an excellent winner when substitutes Mohammad Rahimi and Nikolas Tsattalios combined for the latter to hand Gorka Etxeberria’s side the three points.

The Blues were winless in their first four matches under the Spaniard but have now won three in a row and enter the finals series with considerable momentum having recovered their early season steel.

Grant Lee’s Sutherland turned in a spirited performance in what was club veteran Nathan Denham’s final match of a superb nine-year spell at Seymour Shaw, but they were unable to crown what was a disappointing campaign with a win.

The hosts received the best possible start when Elasi opened the scoring after racing onto Brad Bartels’ ball and showing great composure before steering an effort past Paul Henderson at the near post.

Having kept Olympic at arm’s length for the opening half Sutherland will lament missing two great opportunities to double the lead after the interval with golden boot winner Tomihiro Kajiyama looping a free header wide before narrowly missing connection on a superb ball in from Stephen Kayes.

The encounter swung when fullback Takuya Murayama was penalised for a handball in the area with Olympic defender Mitchell Stamatellis coolly sending Denham the wrong way and finding the top left hand corner.

And Olympic completed the turnaround twenty minutes later when substitutes Tsattalios and Rahimi interchanged a lovely one two on the edge of the area before the Blues flyer lashed a fierce effort in off the far post.

Olympic manager Etxeberria praised his charges for their continual improvement but said his side will need to improve again to become genuine championship contenders.

“It was a difficult game for us because we needed to put in a strong performance before the finals,” he said.

“The first half I think we did some things really well but too slowly and when you play slowly it doesn’t work. In the second half we were a little faster and busier we scored two goals.

“There are four other teams that have been better than us but every day we are getting better as a team.”

Grant Lee mourned his side’s second half collapse but remained steadfast and optimistic about the Sharks’ chances next campaign and eyed several experienced heads to stabilize Sutherland’s youthful roster.

“You’ve got to contain and frustrate Olympic and I think we did really well for long spells of the game,” he said.

“There’s good young kids who are working really hard to change our position but we’re probably lacking that little bit of experience and therefore continue to make poor decisions at critical moments.

“We need a key number of players that will help lead the younger kids round the park. We’re making a few poor decisions at critical moments and if we have those more experienced players around it will stop those things from happening.”

Match Stats

Sutherland Sharks 1 (Elasi 4’)

Sydney Olympic 2 (Stamatellis 56’, Tsattalios 74’)

Sunday 13th of August 2017

Seymour Shaw, Miranda

Sutherland Sharks: 32. Bradley Bartels, 12. Blair Brown, 13. Jeremy Cox, 10. Joshua Da Silva (4. Stephen Kayes 45’), 1. Nathan Denham, 11. Nathan Elasi, 19. Callum Fitzpatrick (6. Matthew Gordon 72’), 9. Tomihiro Kajiyama, 8. Christopher McStay (30. Lachlan Everett 77’), 3.Takuya Murayama, 25. Wade Oostendorp

Substitutes Not Used: 21. Nikolas Loe, 15. Kevin Lopes

Yellow Cards: N/A

Red Cards: N/A

Sydney Olympic: 11. Jinya An, 7. William Angel (14. Mohammad Rahimi 69’), 19. Darcy Burgess, 1. Paul Henderson, 12. Yu Kuboki (9. Radovan Pavicevic 81’), 8. Jason Madonis, 5. Yianni Spyrakis, 6. Mitchell Stamatellis, 16. George Timotheou (33. Nikolas Tsattalios 62’), 4. Thomas Whiteside, 24. Christopher Gligor

Substitutes Not Used: 20. Ezequiel Consoni, 99. Paul Katsetis

Yellow Cards: N/A

Red Cards: N/A

-By PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s reporter Jacob Windon

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August 11, 2017

This Sunday we’re heading out to Seymour Shaw to take on the Sutherland Sharks in the final game of the regular season.

With two consecutive wins behind us, the boys will be looking to close the season with a big result that will secure finals football for Olympic.

Hear from Darcy Burgess and Radovan Pavicevic on their thoughts heading into Sunday’s match up

First Grade kicks off at 3pm, with U18s at 11am and U20s at 1pm.

See you there!

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August 11, 2017

Sydney Olympic Football Club is currently seeking expressions of interest for coach and assistant coach positions within our Female football program for the 2018 season. 
In 2018, we will have squads in SAP Under 10, 11, 12, 13 and Youth Under 14, 15 and 17 and Seniors.
It is an exciting time to become involved with the female football program at Sydney Olympic and if you are interested and hold the appropriate accreditation or are currently in the process of obtaining this, please send your details and experience to admin@sydneyolympicfc.com ASAP or no later than Wednesday 16 August.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the office on 9787 7890

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July 31, 2017

Sydney Olympic FC are the PS4 NPL 2 NSW Women’s premiers with two games to spare while the rest of the competition jostle for finals positions.

Sydney Olympic FC locked up the minor premiership in typical dominant fashion with a five-star performance this afternoon at Peter Moore Field. 

It was a particularly star performance from NPL 2 NSW Women’s top scorer Madelaine Costanzo who scored four goals to take her season tally to an impressive 18 through 16 rounds. 

Courtney Holmwood rounded off the dominant performance finding the net herself as Olympic FC have secured the premiership with two rounds to spare. 

Afterwards Olympic FC coach George Beltsos was “extremely proud of his side’s achievement, as it is a testimony to the hard work all year. Now we aim to finish the season strongly, headed into the finals series.”

-By Justin Davies, PS4 NPL 2 NSW Women’s reporter

Read the full Round 16 Review here.

Photos courtesy of FC Baller, see the full album here.

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July 31, 2017

Yu Kuboki’s late winner has blown the race for the top five wide open after Sydney Olympic edged out former NSL rivals Sydney United 58 2-1 in an intense PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s affair at Sydney United Sports Centre on Sunday afternoon.

The Japanese attacker notched his 11th strike of the campaign with ten minutes remaining to seal a landmark victory for Gorka Etxeberria’s side and propel Olympic into fifth position on the ladder.

Olympic had earlier broke the deadlock through a neat Christopher Gligor header but were pegged back two minutes later when Chris Payne tucked away a Matt Sim cross at the far post.

Kuboki stepped off the bench at half time to spearhead an excellent second half performance from the visitors and eventually swept home the winner in style after a brilliant assist from Olympic defender Mitchell Stamatellis.

The victory gifts Spanish custodian Etxeberria his first win as Olympic boss and snaps a run of three consecutive defeats for the unfancied visitors, who needed all three points on the day to keep their season alive.

As a result the Blues leapfrog sixth-placed Wollongong Wolves on goal difference while Sydney United 58 drop into seventh and face an almighty battle to secure a finals spot with huge encounters with fourth-placed Manly United and premiership frontrunners Blacktown City to come in the remaining fortnight.

Mark Rudan’s side will lament their showing against their Olympic rivals, particularly having equalised through Payne so quickly after Gligor’s opener.

The Reds went on to waste two excellent opportunities on the cusp of half time with Payne denied by Olympic gloveman Paul Henderson at close range and Nick Olsen spurning an effort into the side netting after racing into the clear.

They proved to be crucial misses for the hosts who were unable to grasp much of a foothold in the second half and were lucky not to go behind before Kuboki’s eightieth-minute winner.

Forward Radovan Pavicevic played a crucial part in Olympic’s opener but missed a wonderful chance one on one with Thomas Manos minutes into the second half, while Kuboki forced a pair of strong stops from Manos and smacked the underside of the crossbar on the half volley when picked out by William Angel.

Kuboki made no mistake with his next opportunity though, brushing the ball past Manos after a wonderful Stamatellis run from deep inside his own half.

The visitors survived a late scare when Henderson tipped a Nikas free kick on to the post but were well-deserving of a crucial three points.

Olympic manager Etxeberria hailed his players for their gutsy performance post-match.

“I am really happy with the players because it is difficult to adapt to changes late in the season. They have been put in a very unnatural position – but they have been trying hard and I am really happy with their attitude,” he said.

“We’ve had a little bit of trouble in our recent matches but at the end of the day the most important thing for us is that we remained positive.”

Olympic host Hakoah Sydney City East at Belmore in next Sunday’s penultimate fixture before visiting Sutherland Sharks on the last day of the season.

Match Stats

Sydney United 58 1 (Payne 20’)

Sydney Olympic 2 (Gligor 17’, Kuboki 81’)

Sunday 30th of July 2017

Sydney United Sports Centre, Edensor Park

Sydney United 58: 17. Matthew Bilic, 44. Yianni Fragogiannis (18. Glen Trifiro 62’), 21. Thomas Manos, 20. Peter Markovic, 3. Michael Neill, 23. Panagiotis Nikas, 32. Nicholas Olsen (7. Yutaro Shin 61’), 66. Christopher Payne, 14. Nicholas Stavroulakis (9. Adrian Vranic 80’), 5. Anthony Tomelic

Substitutes Not Used: 11. Yianni Perkatis, 30. Lucas Pervan

Yellow Cards: Markovic 72’, Neill 84’

Red Cards: N/A

Sydney Olympic: 11. Jinya An, 7. William Angel, 19. Darcy Burgess, 24. Christopher Gligor, 1. Paul Henderson, 8. Jason Madonis (12. Yu Kuboki 45’), 9. Radovan Pavicevic (99. Paul Katsetis 72’), 14. Mohammad Rahimi (15. Sebastian Malfara 56’), 5. Yianni Spyrakis, 6. Mitchell Stamatellis, 16. George Timotheou

Substitutes Not Used: 20. Ezequiel Consoni, 63. Charbel Haddad

Yellow Cards: Malfara 80’, Angel 81’

Red Cards: N/A

-By PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s reporter Jacob Windon

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July 28, 2017

This weekend our Senior Men travel out to Sydney United Sports Centre to take on Sydney United 58.

Kick off times are as follows:

U18s – 12:00pm

U20s – 2:00pm

First Grade: 5:00pm

The game will also be streamed live on the NPL New South Wales Facebook Page.

We hope to see you there to show your support for Sydney Olympic!

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July 28, 2017

There’s plenty happening this week for Sydney Olympic with two important games for both our Senior Men and Senior Women.

Our Senior Men are out at Sydney United Sports Centre to take on Sydney United 58 in Round 20 of the competition.

U18s – 12:00pm

U20s – 2:00pm

First Grade – 4:00pm

Our Women are hosting Gladesville Ravens at Peter Moore Park this Sunday in what could be a premiership winning match.

U13s – 8:30am

U15s – 9:55am

U17s – 11:30am

Reserve Grade – 1:05pm

First Grade – 3:00pm

Our U15s Girls also have a catch up game against Sutherland tonight at Kareela at 6:30pm.

Our Youth Men are taking on Northern Tigers at North Turramurra Recreation Centre this Saturday.

U13s – 8:30am

U14s – 9:55am

U15s – 11:15am

U16s – 12:50pm

Our SAP U9s and U10s Boys, along with our U10s Girls will be attending a SAP Gala day this weekend at Valentine Sportspark while our U11s and U12s Boys will be taking on Southern Branch FC at South Nowra Football Complex and our U12s Girls will be hosting North Shore Mariners at Peter Moore Park.

Boys:

U11s – 12:30pm/1:30pm

U12s – 12:30pm/1:30pm

Girls:

U12s – 9:30am

Best of luck to all teams and we’re hoping for some great results this weekend! #ForeverOlympic

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July 24, 2017

APIA Leichhardt Tigers have sent a message to league leaders Blacktown City after a 2-1 win against Sydney Olympic FC at Belmore Sports Ground on Sunday, a loss that saw the Blues exit the top five for now.

APIA raced to an early lead through a David D’Apuzzo penalty before doubling their advantage early in the second half thanks to a Sean Symons goal.

A late to Jinya An strike gave the Tigers some heart palpitations late in the game, but in reality it was too little too late from the home side.

The win moves APIA only three points behind Blacktown City and busts the race for the Premiership title open with three weeks to play.

In the 3rd minute APIA Leichhardt were awarded when Tasuku Sekiya tried a spectacular overhead kick but was adjudged to have been brought down by Mohammad Rahimi in the area

The penalty was converted by D’Apuzzo who sent goalkeeper Paul Henderson to the wrong side.

The game ebbed and flowed to almost the half hour mark when Jordan Murray cut a swathe through the Sydney Olympic defence but in the end, he fired just wide of the intended target.

In the 33rd minute Sydney Olympic really should have equalised when Tom Whiteside made a determined run along the by-line before cutting the ball back to Yu Kuboki who fired just a fraction wide from point-blank range.

A free-kick from Jinya An in the 39th minute from outside the box reached Mitchell Stamatellis but he failed to direct his header on target and the home side went into the break a goal down.

The second stanza of play didn’t get off to a great start for Sydney Olympic as they were left standing in the open for a couple of minutes by their tardy opponents who were in no hurry to exit the dressing rooms.

Three minutes into play, a poor clearance by George Timotheou was easily picked up by Corey Bizco but he fired his diagonal attempt just over the crossbar.

However, the visitors didn’t have wait too long to hit the back of the net again.

Biczo was given far too much space down the right flank and with an accurate cross to the far post found a rampaging Sean Symons who headed home with power from close range.

In the 72nd minute Adrian Ucchino should really have done a lot better with his attempt from the edge of the box, but he couldn’t bring it sufficiently under control and it sailed high.

In the 84th minute Sekiya beautifully played a square ball to Murray who tested Henderson who got down low to make a convincing save.

It was the visitors who had the chance much to the dismay of the home fans who really didn’t have much to cheer about in the second half until they scored in the 86th minute.

Niko Tsattalios from the by-line flicked the ball back, more in hope than anything else, but Jinya An was on hand to score from a metre out and give his side a sniff of a chance.

It wasn’t to be though and the Tigers took home three valuable away points.

After the game a delighted APIA Leichhardt captain David D’Apuzzo spoke about his home side’s win.

“We knew we had to get the job done today and we put on a good performance to get the points,” he said.

“While we have had a good season so far, there are still another three games to go and a lot can happen in these last few weeks so we need to at our best.

“We have the desire and everyone is fighting for each other and today we came up against a physical side which wasn’t easy.”

Match Stats

Sydney Olympic FC: 1 (Jinya An)

APIA Leichhardt Tigers : 2 (D’Apuzzo, S Symons)

Sunday 23rd July 2017

Belmore Sports Ground, Belmore

Referee: B. Abraham

Assistant Referees: K. Robinson, T. Lee

Fourth Official: A. Verma

SYDNEY OLYMPIC FC: 1. Paul Henderson, 4. Tom Whiteside (33. Niko Tsattalios 66’), 5. Yianni Spyrakis, 6. Mitchell Stamatellis, 7. William Angel (19. Darcy Burgess 66’), 8. Jason Madonis, 11, Jinya An, 12. Yu Kuboki, 14. Mohammad Rahimi, 16. George Timotheou, 24. Hagi Gligor.

Substitutes not used: 9. Radovan Pavicevic, 99. Paul Kasetis

Yellow Cards: Henderson 3’, Whiteside 45’, Spyrakis 90’

Red Card: Nil

APIA LEICHHARDT TIGERS: 1. Ivan Necevski, 2. Nathan Millgate, 4. Joshua Symons, 8. Corey Biczo, 11. Jordan Murray (12. Dominic Cox 83’), 13. David D’Apuzzo (7. Sean O’Connell 92’), 15. Themba Muata-Marlow, 16. Sean Symons, 18. Adrian Ucchino, 19. Brandon Lundy, 20. Tasuku Sekiya.

Substitutes not used: 17. Adrian Vlastelica, 22. Luke Turnbull

Yellow Cards: J. Symons 60’, Sekiya 69’, D’Apuzzo 71’, Cox 86’

Red Cards: Nil

-by Joe Russo, PlayStation®National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s Reporter, at Belmore Sports Ground

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July 21, 2017

This weekend it set to be a good one with some great weather and great football set for Belmore!

On Sunday our Senior Men are taking on APIA Leichhardt Tigers at Belmore Sportsground thanks to our Match Day Sponsor, Nature’s Best Belfield!

U20s – 2:45pm

First Grade – 5:00pm

Our U18s are headlining our Youth Men’s match day on Saturday at Peter Moore Park, kicking off against APIA Leichhardt Tigers at 3:00pm

Our Youth Men are taking on Bankstown City FC with kick off times as follows:

U13s – 9:00am

U14s – 10:25am

U15s – 11:45am

U16s – 1:20pm

If you are keen to see the next generation of Olympic footballers it will be a great day so get on down!

Our Women’s program is making the journey to Pluim Park to take on the Central Coast Mariners on Sunday, kicking off at the following times:

U13s – 8:30am

U15s – 9:55am

U17s – 11:30am

Reserve Grade – 1:05pm

First Grade – 3:00pm

Our First Grade squad is still sitting in top spot and will be hoping to seal a win this Sunday to keep up momentum with only four rounds until Finals!

Our SAP Boys and Girls will be playing at Peter Moore on Sunday morning so be sure to check them out if you’re looking for some football to fill your morning before you head over the hill to Belmore for our Senior Men.

Boys v Manly United

U9s – 8:30am/9:30am

U10s – 8:30am/9:30am

U11s – 10:30am/11:30am

U12s – 10:30am/11:30am

Girls v Nepean FC

U10s – 8:30am

U12s – 9:30am

Good luck to all teams and we hope everyone has a great weekend supporting Olympic! #ForeverOlympic

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July 19, 2017

We’re hosting APIA Leichhardt Tigers this Sunday at Belmore Sportsground in Round 19 of the PS4 NPL NSW, thanks to our Match Day Sponsor, Nature’s Best Belfield!

Our U20s are kicking off at 2:45pm with the First Grade match featuring at 5pm.

We are giving 10 members of our Olympic the opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade of Sports Photography with Canon Collective Ambassador, Scott Stramyk for FREE! Sign up here

It should be a quality afternoon of football so we hope to see you there to support your team! #ForeverOlympic

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July 14, 2017

This week we are out at Lily’s Football Centre to take on league leaders Blacktown City FC.

It should be a great game and we hope to see as many Olympic Supporters as possible out west to support the boys!

First Grade kick off at 3pm, with U20s at 1pm and U18s at 11am.

#ForeverOlympic

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July 10, 2017

After selection in two Joeys training camps Sydney Olympic youngster Noah Botic was selected in the Joeys squad for the 2017 ASEAN Football Federation U-15 Championship.

Botic, who is also a member of the FFA High Performance Program at Westfield Sports High School, has shown his talent throughout the season in Olympic’s U15s Youth Men’s squad, coached by former Socceroo Milan Blagojevic.

Botic impressed Coach, Tony Vidmar, in the initial two camps and is currently in Thailand competing in Group A of the tournament against Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia and Singapore.

Botic was in the starting line up in Australia’s first game against Thailand last night, and despite the 2-1 loss will have plenty of time to impress and showcase his skills with four games remaining in the group stage.

Congratulations and best of luck to Noah and the rest of the team for the remainder of the tournament!

Australia’s remaining games are as follows:

Australia v Singapore, Tuesday 11th July, 7:00pm (AEST)

Australia v Indonesia, Thursday 13th July, 9:30pm (AEST)

Australia v Myanmar, Saturday 15th July, 7:00pm (AEST)

Australia v Laos, Monday 17th July, 7:00pm (AEST)

Watch last night’s game here: https://mycujoo.tv/ch/364?id=7072

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June 30, 2017

Sydney Olympic is thrilled to announce the signing of our new Head Coach and Technical Director, Gorka Etxeberria.

Gorka has over 25 years of coaching experience as Head Coach, Assistant Coach and Technical Director at clubs such as Real Zaragoza, Deportivo Alaves, UD Salamanca, Club de Portugal, Al Khaleej, as well as being a football analyst on Spanish television coverage of worldwide football. He also holds the highest football qualification available, a UEFA Pro Diploma Licence through the Spanish Football Federation.

This appointment shows Sydney Olympic is leading the way in the NPL with Etxeberria’s exceptional experience and knowledge sure to prove invaluable to the club. His appointment in a full-time capacity demonstrates Olympic’s investment in creating a professional football environment for players and coaches to excel. 

Gorka has spent several weeks with the club learning more about our football program and gaining a better understanding of Sydney Olympic and is very excited to get involved with the club at such an exciting time of change and progression. 

“I’m very excited to be at Sydney Olympic, a club with such rich heritage and history,” said Etxeberria. 

“There’s a great philosophy in place at the club and a great pool of skilled and talented players to work with so I’m eager to help develop these players and assist the club in achieving excellence.”

Club President, Bill Papas, expressed his enthusiasm with Gorka’s appointment and the value he will add to Sydney Olympic. 

“As a club we remain committed to providing our players and coaches with an optimal learning and development environment and the appointment of Gorka is a big step in demonstrating this commitment.”

“He comes with tremendous experience, 25 years’ worth with teams that are household names.

“In terms of pedigree, he’s second to none and his character is a perfect fit for the club. 

“We’re delighted to have him on board.”

CEO John Boulous is eager to see the positive impact Gorka will have not only on the Senior Men’s program, but the entire club as we continue to move forward with our philosophy. 

“We are looking forward to Gorka imparting his knowledge and experience for the remainder of the 2017 season and beyond,” said Boulous.

“As First Grade Coach and Technical Director he will support the ongoing development of both our coaches and players to reach their potential.

“We are very appreciative of the effort and commitment shown by Peter Zorbas and our coaching and support staff all season, but in particular over the last few months whilst undertaking the Interim Head Coach role. We look forward to all our coaches working closely with Gorka, continuing their development and building on what has been a great start of the season.”

All media enquiries should be directed to media@sydneyolympicfc.com

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June 22, 2017

This Sunday 25th June we will be hosting Rockdale City Suns at Belmore Sportsground for Round 16 of the PS4 NSW NPL.

We have all of our Senior Men’s teams playing on Sunday afternoon, kick off times are as follows:

U18s – 10:45am

U20s – 12:45pm

First Grade – 3:00pm

We hope to see you there for what should be an exciting afternoon of football!

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June 14, 2017

With a major club focus on youth development, we are very proud to announce that two players from our U15s Men’s Youth team have been selected for their second Joeys camp this year.

Noah Botic and James Paneras will be representing Sydney Olympic in a Joeys camp at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra from June 13 to June 16 after impressing selectors in a previous camp at Valentine Sportspark in May this year.

While they’re both very excited to be heading to a second camp, the youngsters noted the challenge they both would face being among the best of their age in Australia.

“It’s tough though, all the boys are good it’s going to be really tough to make the team,” said Paneras.

“It’s competitive, it’s tough, it’s a lot of hard work,” Botic noted.

“It’s a very big change considering if you do make it you’ve got to go away from your family.”

The boys are well on their way to leading the future of Australian footballers through their selection and participation in the FFA High Performance Program at Westfield Sports High School.

“It’s good at school we’re getting a couple of coaches from different countries all over the world coming down, especially from Belgium,” said Botic.

“For them to see us train and see what we do and for them to train us to help us develop is really good.”

“We’re with some of the best in NSW, it’s also hard but it’s going well,” added Paneras.

While they are still very early in the football careers both have high aspirations for their future including representing their country and playing overseas, and are well on their way to doing so.

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June 09, 2017

Due to wet weather we have moved this Monday’s fixture to Lambert Park!

Kick off times have also changed:

U18s – 2pm

U20s – 4pm

First Grade – 6pm

We hope to see plenty of Olympic support on what should be an exciting afternoon of football on Monday!

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June 04, 2017

Sydney Olympic are excited to announce the signing of ex Sydney FC defender George Timotheou and Blacktown Spartans’ star striker this season, Mohammad ‘Naeem’ Rahimi.

At only 19-years-old, Timotheou has represented the Young Socceroos several times and has spent three years with Sydney FC, progressing through their NYL system to earn a first grade contract with the A-League Champions in 2016. He will add a strong presence to our defensive line for the remainder of the season.

Rahimi signed for Blacktown Spartans for the 2017 season and quickly proved a reliable and consistent scorer, earning him a well-deserved contract in NPL1.

Both players will be valuable additions to the Sydney Olympic squad and will have their first appearances in Blue and White this afternoon against Wollongong.

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May 24, 2017

HERITAGE ROUND | Next Sunday’s match up against Bonnyrigg White Eagles FC is Heritage Round!
Being that SOFC has such a rich heritage we’re calling for some help to show the football community just how passionate our supporters are, old or new.
PLAYERS, COACHES and VOLUNTEERS, past or present, please come to the game so we can celebrate the wonderful contribution each and every one of you has had on our club!
SUPPORTERS come out in numbers to Belmore and show your support for Olympic. Please wear your old Olympic gear to the game so we can see as much blue and white as possible!
See you at the game to show that you’re #ForeverOlympic

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May 05, 2017

SOFC Membership And Season Passes are now available for season 2017.

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May 05, 2017

Sydney Olympic Football Club are thrilled to announce JASO Group as our principal partner for our Senior Men’s program for the 2017 season.

JASO group are global leaders in the Tower crane and the Industrial elevation sector with three business lines, eight manufacturing plants and a presence in more than 70 countries. Their mission is to develop and create world class Lifting and elevation solutions with a focus on efficiency, productivity, innovation and trust.

JASO Group share Sydney Olympic Football Club’s passion for continuous improvement , and as such are proud to be associated with the positive change of direction within the club this season .They are the perfect partners.

SOFC CEO John Boulous has shared his excitement of the new partnership.

“We are delighted to be able to welcome JASO Group into the Sydney Olympic family as principal partner.”

“It is a very exciting time for football in Australia and to have the wonderful support of JASO Group, a global brand to support the club in its strategy to build a football culture and environment of excellence.”

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