Sydney FC’s 100% winning record for their Westfield W-League and Foxtel National Youth League teams will be put to the test when they do battle with their respective opponents at WIN Stadium, Wollongong tomorrow.
The Foxtel National Youth League side sit top of the ladder after three wins from three games and kick off proceedings at 12:15pm against Adelaide United’s youth team, who lie in fifth place.
“We’ve had a great start to the season but there is still a long way to go,” said Head Coach Steve Corica. “The boys are pumped and really looking forward to the game. The Wollongong sporting public are big supporters of football and it would be fantastic to see as many of them at the game as possible.”
With the Sky Blues youngsters scoring six and conceding just one so far this season, defender Daniel Petkovski is confident going into the fixture.
“Teamwork plays a huge part in our wins. We’ve got a great bunch of boys who work for one another and know what their job is,” he said.
Sydney FC’s Westfield W-League game against the Newcastle Jets will follow the youth fixture, kicking off at 3pm. The team also sit top of the ladder following an excellent 5-1 opening day win over Melbourne Victory, in Melbourne last Sunday afternoon.
“It was a very good performance from our girls on Sunday,” said Head Coach Alen Stajcic. “If we can maintain that level of performance on Saturday in Wollongong I will be very pleased.
“This is our first home game of the season and we’re hoping for a big crowd to support us in the defence of our title. Caitlin Foord and Samantha Kerr both live in Wollongong so hopefully there will be a lot of local support for them.”
Defender Foord and Kerr, who is an attacker, have both recently returned from successful spells playing in the highly regarded National Women’s Soccer League in the United States.
“It’s always good to play in front of our home fans, especially in Wollongong, and hopefully we will put on a good show for them,” said Foord.
This Saturday’s double header at WIN Stadium,Wollongong kicks off at 12.15pm with the Foxtel National Youth League game, while the Westfield W-League game is a 3pm start. Entry is free for Sydney FC Members while tickets can be purchased at the gate – $10 for adults and $5 juniors / concession.