Pre-season training underway for Sydney Olympic FC


Sydney Olympic FC pre-season is well under-way as the squad prepares for their pre-season matches, ahead of their first match against Sydney United 58 FC on February 27.

Sydney Olympic FC defender Billy Patramanis, who missed out on getting game time last year due to an ACL injury, says the team is looking to start the season on a strong note.

“I’ve been back from ACL pretty much since the start of pre-season, had a little bit of an injury, again, to my knee, but not as bad. So hopefully back for our first preseason game,” Billy Patramanis said to The Greek Herald.

Billy said that having a full pre-season with head coach Ante Juric, who joined midway through last season, has been beneficial for both the club and players morale.

“When he first joined the club, it completely changed. He just brought a much more positive morale to the team.

“So having a full pre-season with him is good just so we can learn what he wants from us, his tactics… he sort of had to come in and just study it and steady it out and just keep with COVID as well.

“But having pre-season with him, it’s his tactics now so we know what he wants to do so it should be good.”

An Olympic Hall of Fame Legend, Ante Juric said last week the players are performing well, showing an excellent working extremely hard.

Sydney Olympic shot-blockers in training. Photo: Peter Oglos

“Pleasingly the new players have already settled in very well, which can be difficult at big clubs like Olympic, so I’m happy about this”, Juric said.

“We are excited for the season ahead and as a group are driven to be successful and driven to add to the history of trophies and championships that this club is about, we can’t wait for the first game to come around so we can put all our hard pre-season training into action against Sydney United”, Juric added.

Trial games for the Sydney Olympic Men’s 1st Grade commence in late January. See the schedule of these matches below:

DateSenior Men – 1st Grade
Saturday 30 January – 7.00pmV Macarthur Rams at Lynwood Park
Saturday 6 February – 6.30pmV Blacktown City  at Lily Homes Stadium
Wednesday 10 February – 7.30pmV Rydalmere at Rydalmere Park
Saturday 13 February – 6.30pmV Manly United at Cromer Park
Wednesday 17 February – 7.00pmV Hakoah FC – Venue TBC
Saturday 20 February – 6.00pmV St George City FA at Peakhurst Park
Saturday 27 February – 5.30pmRound 1 NSW NPL V Sydney United at Belmore Sports Ground




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