Player Watch | Returns from Injury


The weekly segment which takes you through what our players are doing during the Westfield W-League and Foxtel National Youth League off-season.

This allows you to follow how our players are performing for their NPL and overseas clubs while keeping you up-to-date with fixtures in case you’d like to go and watch them live.
Men’s NPL 1
Thomas Manos with the South Coast Wolves lost 3-0 against Blacktown Spartans. Manos put in a strong performance and was unlucky to concede two penalties. He went on to make two diving saves to the left and blocked a one-on-one.
Anthony Schmidt and Marconi Stallions lost 4-2 against Manly United. Schmidt played the full match and made a last minute tackle to stop a shot in the 6-yard box in the first half.
Michael Trajkovski celebrated victory with Sydney Olympic after defeating Rockdale City Suns 2-1. This was the first match Trajkovski started since returning from injury and he featured in 70 minutes of the match.
His start saw him create many chances with some great forward runs off the shoulders of defenders. Trajkovski had a goal disallowed for offside.
Womens NPL 1
Sydney University’s Grace Henry, Rachel Soutar and Trudy Burke drew 2-2 with the Emerging Jets.
It was a goal scoring frenzy between the Illawarra Stingrays’ Michelle Carney, Caitlin Cooper and Jordan Baker against Demi Koulizakis from FNSW Institute which saw the game end with the Stingrays taking out the 5-2 victory.
The Stingrays side saw both Baker and Carney shine on the field after scoring goals for their side.
Demi Koulizakis and the Institute played well in the first half and took the 2-1 lead. Sadly for FNSW, things seemed to unravel in the second half. Koulizakis played in the entire match and set up one of the goals.
Lorena Budgen from FNSW Institute has been out with injury but will hopefully return in their upcoming match this weekend.
This Weekend
Thomas Manos and South Coast Wolves will be playing against Parramatta FC on Sunday February 12 at 3pm at Lilys Football Centre.
Marconi and Anthony Schmidt will be playing away from home at Blacktown Football Park when they play against Blacktown Spartans on Sunday July 12 at 3pm.
Michael Trajkovski and Sydney Olympic will be playing against Manly United on Sunday July 12 at 1pm at Belmore Sports Ground.
The Illawarra Stingrays’ Jordan Baker, Michelle Carney and Caitlin Cooper will be taking on Manly United at Cromer Park at 3pm this Sunday.
Sydney University’s Grace Henry, Rachel Soutar and Trudy Burke will be taking on Central Coast FC this Sunday at 3pm at Wilson Park.
FNSW Institute’s Demi Koulizakis will be playing against North Shore Mariners at 3pm this Sunday at Northbridge Oval with Lorena Budgen hopefully returning from injury this weekend.