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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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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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 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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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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