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

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

George Diakomichalis keeps family traditions alive at Kalymnos Pastries in SA

Are you looking for somewhere to indulge in authentic Greek sweets and pastries? If so, then Kalymnos Pastries might just be the place.

Restaurateur Chris Lucas set to define a new dining destination for Melbourne

Australian restaurateur Chris Lucas announced he will bring his elegant style and sophisticated design to 435 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

Elfa Moraitakis joins Multicultural NSW Advisory Board

Multicultural NSW has welcomed two new voices to the Multicultural NSW Advisory Board and reappointed two current members.

Cafe owner Marino Plagiotis adapts to new business hours post-COVID

Workers are refusing to return to Sydney's CBD, leaving experts divided on whether the city should adapt to the "new normal" or not.

Apostolos Stamatelopoulos debuts as Socceroos defeat Palestine

Socceroos manager, Graham Arnold made his first substitution during Tuesday's 5-0 win over Palestine by debuting Apostolos Stamatelopoulos.

You May Also Like

Leaders of Greece and North Macedonia discuss Prespa Agreement

Greece's Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and the Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, have discussed the Prespa Agreement.

South Melbourne FC to wear black armbands in tribute to Leonidas Ouzounis

South Melbourne FC will pay tribute to Leonidas Ouzounis at their upcoming match against Port Melbourne FC on Saturday, July 22.

Greece to officially extend mandatory military service from 9 months to 12 months

The decision was announced by National Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos and will take effect in May 2021.