Welcome to the first edition of Player Watch for 2015 – the weekly segment which takes you through what our players are doing during the Foxtel NYL and Westfield W-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.
Michael Trajkovski was on fire for Sydney Olympic U20s, repeatedly beating his markers one-on-one and forcing a number of saves in a solid individual performance. Unfortunately for Trajkovski Olympic went down 2-0 to Parramatta FC.
Marconi Stallions U20s defeated Bonnyrigg White Eagles 2-0 with Anthony Schmidt remaining a threat for the entire 90 minutes and even hitting the crossbar.
Keanu Baccus also saw a full 90 minutes in an impressive win as his passing led to a number of opportunities and included an assist in Blacktown City U18’s win over South Coast Wolves.
Sydney United 58 gave Jordan Koton a lot of game time over the weekend as he played a full match in the U18s and an additional 30 minutes in the U20s. Koton set up two goals over the weekend but the games themselves saw mixed results. The U18s defeated Sutherland Sharks 4-2 whilst the U20s lost 3–2.
Richard Darko was out injured over the weekend with hopes that he will return to play soon.
Keanu Baccus and Blacktown City U18s will be hosting Parramatta FC on Saturday 28 March at 3:30pm at Lily’s Football Centre.
Also on Saturday 28 March at 3.30pm, Blacktown Spartans U18s will be welcoming Sydney United 58 and Jordan Koton at Blacktown Football Park with Jordan Koton likely to start.
Anthony Schmidt and the Stallions will be taking on APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC on Saturday 28 March at 5.30pm at Marconi Stadium.
On Sunday 29 March, Michael Trajkovski and the Sydney Olympic U20 will be playing at home at Belmore Sports Ground where at 1pm they will be battling it out against Bonnyrigg White Eagles FC.
Westfield W-League Off-Season
Seattle Rein (USA): Keelin Winters
Portland Thorns (USA): Kendall Johnson
NWS Koalas: Hannah Beard, Helen Petinos, Rhianna Pollicina & Jessica Seaman
Sydney University: Grace Henry, Victoria Guzman & Trudy Burke
Illawarra Stingrays: Caitlin Cooper, Michelle Carney, Jordan Baker
Manly United: Chloe O’Brien & Tia Gavin
Football NSW Institute: Demi Koulizakis & Lorena Bugden
Blacktown Spartans: Linda O’Neill
Marconi Stallions: Caitlin Jarvie