Monthly Archives: August 2017

Hamilton Olympic wish our u18s & u20s all the best

Just a few days to go, all at HOFC wish both our U 18s and U 20s all the very best as they prepare for the 2017 Grand Final Series to be held this Saturday, 2nd September at McDonalds Jones Stadium.

Our U 20s finished the season with the following record-

Played 20- Won 18, Drew 0, Lost 2-  Points- 54- Scored 78, Conceded 16, with a Goal difference positive of 62!! And winning the Minor Premiership by a massive 14 points

Coach Greg Asquith will no doubt have the team primed for the decider, with kick off time at 4.00pm against Maitland Magpies.

The squad for the Grand Final is-

Under 20 squad

31. Daniel Eisenhauer (GK)

17. Luke Rutledge (c)

19. Sam Parker

20. Louis Townsend

22. Luke Vallone

23. Joseph Deane

24. Harrison Crook

26. Matt Rae

27. Thomas Carias-Cox

28. Drew Grierson

29. Oliver Davies

30 Joseph Temperley

32. Alex Graham

33. Musa Kamara

34. Kaman Bol

41. Izaac Terry (GK)

44. Tom Stewart

Our U 18s finished equal first on the points ladder, with the following record-

Played 20- Won 16, Drew 2, Lost 2 : Points- 50- Scored 65, Conceded 18, with a Goal difference of positive 47.

Coaches Paul Devitis and Daniel Dawkins will be looking to the boys to continue their form in the big match, which starts at 2.00pm against the Emerging Jets.

The squad for the Grand final is-

Under 18 squad list

41. Izaac Terry (GK)

4. Tom Suters (c)

5. Steven Theacos

6. Jordan Mosely

7. Jon Bacci

8. Ethan Vince

9. Tim Stewart

10. Bailey Blumel

13. Bodhi Deamer

14. Alex Grant

15. Connor McCaig

17. Kane Treble

18. Danilo O’Brien

20. Kurt Suleiman

21. Felix Pritchard

22. Kyle Theacos

1. Ben Cashen (GK)

Best wishes go out to our Under 12A team, coached by Niko Patsan, our Under 13A Community team, coached by Johnny Nicholson and Winston Oku and our Under 16A Community team, coached by club legend Matt Austin and Anthony Rouse, who are also contesting their Grand Finals this Saturday, 2nd September.

U 12A  v Lambton Jaffas-    KO at 9.30am at King Park, Raymond Terrace

U 13A v   Kahibah-              KO at 10.00am at Finnan Oval, Toronto.

U 16A V Kotara-                  KO at 1.00pm at King Park, Raymond Terrace.

All the best, boys!!!


Con Gounis

Secretary HOFC

PS4NPLNNSW Semi-finals 2nd Leg: Hamilton Olympic eliminated 2-1 by Lambton Jaffas

Lambton Jaffas 2 (Sessions 80’, Brown 87’) defeated Hamilton Olympic (A.Swan 64’) 1 at Darling Street Oval. Lambton won 4-2 on aggregate.

Former Hamilton striker Pat Brown came back to haunt his former side, as Lambton Jaffas were the first side to book their place in the 2017 PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues (NPL) NNSW decider.

Brown struck the fatal blow for the Jaffas late in the second half, as Lambton qualified for their first Grand Final since 2014.

The Jaffas took a slender 2-1 advantage into the second leg and immediately began looking to extend their lead. Assistant coach Scott McCarter was calling the shots from the sideline, with Lambton coach James Pascoe bedridden with the illness.

Joel Griffiths forced Olympic keeper Tyler Warren down sharply to his left as Griffiths broke free down the right edge of the box, and minutes later Ben Hay fired off a couple of warning shots which Hamilton’s defence did well to block.

Olympic weren’t without chances of their own in the first half with the experienced duo of Kane Goodchild and Scott Smith linking up superbly. 2017 Golden Boot Goodchild just couldn’t get his radar on in the first half as the sides headed to half-time locked at 0-0.

However, in the second half, the match started to heat up. Just 60 seconds into the half and Olympic received a penalty when Scott Smith was adjudged to have been fouled in the box by Nathan Morris, in what looked to be a tough call against the Jaffas defender.

Goodchild stepped up and thumped his spot-kick into the top of the cross-bar and it sailed over as Lambton breathed a sigh of relief.

Although, the real drama was yet to come.

In the 64th minute after a lovely interplay of passing Kane Goodchild played Andrew Swan in on goal and he made no mistake from the right edge of the box, chipping over Brad Swancott in the Lambton goal to give Olympic the lead in the match and on aggregate.

But, after the goal was scored Olympic midfielder Daniel Bird allegedly made an obscene gesture to Jaffas defender Luke O’Dell – the two had been at each other all afternoon – and was subsequently given a straight red card by referee James Cleal.

Down to ten men, it was always going to be tough for Hamilton and in the 80th minute Michael Sessions put Lambton but in front on aggregate. Nathan Morris swung in a pinpoint corner and the Jaffas vice-captain broke free of his marker and powered his header past Warren.

And like they have done already this season against Olympic, Lambton backed up one goal with another as Pat Brown put the nail in Hamilton’s coffin.

In the 87th minute, Luke Remington darted along the byline for Lambton, cut back a pass for Michael Kantarovski who squared to Brown. The striker turned and slid his shot perfectly inside the far post as Lambton sealed their spot in the Grand Final.

While admitting to having “a little bit of nerves” after James Pascoe told him he wouldn’t be at the game, Lambton Jaffas Assistant Scott McCarter enjoyed his afternoon.

He simply said post-match, “the big moments probably went in our favour today”.

“We haven’t had too many of them all year so we’ll take them.”

McCarter was also full of praise for Jaffas skipper Jobe Wheelhouse.

“[Jobe] has been massive,” McCarter said. “We’ve won two games of football since he has been back. He knows how to control the tempo in big games. He was good today and he will be an important player next week.”

“[Reaching the] Grand Final is most important, that was one of our goals at the start of the year to make that game. It’ll be a good occasion.”

Olympic coach Michael Bolch felt his side had enough chances to win the match.

“Realistically, they took their chances and we didn’t take ours. We’ve played them four times this year and they have beaten us four times. Over two legs they have beaten us 4-2, so they were the better side over the two legs.”

However, Bolch said the send-off changed the match.

“The turning point is the send-off. In hindsight, after rewatching it the referee probably got it right. It was just dumb play really.”

With his eight years wrapping up at Hamilton after the match Bolch reflected briefly about his time at the club.

“As a coach, you always want to think that you leave a club in a better position than when you came there.

“We’ve won the club championship three of the last four years, we’ve got a lot of good young kids coming through. We got one game from the Grand Final, so you’d like to think the club is in a good position moving forward.”

PS4 NPL NNSW Semi Final 2nd Leg

1st Grade
Olympic 1 Lambton 2
Lambton win 2-4 on aggregate

Under 20s
Olympic 2 Edgeworth 1
Olympic win 5-1 on aggregate and progress to next weeks Grand Final 🏆

Under 18s
Olympic 4 Charlestown 0
Olympic win 7-2 on aggregate and progress to next weeks Grand Final 🏆

🏆 Under 15s
Olympic 4 Magic 0

Zone League 2 Semi Final 1st Leg
2nd Grade
Kahibah 0 Olympic 3

Community Juniors Preliminary Final
Olympic 4 Cooks Hill 0
The 16s progress to next weeks Grand Final 🏆

Olympic 0 Kotara 4

Olympic 1 Maitland 0
The 13s progress to next weeks Grand Final 🏆

Olympic 0(5) Valentine 0(4)
The 12As progress to next weeks Grand Final 🏆

Olympic 1 Adamstown 2 (aet)

S4 NPL NNSW Semi-finals 2nd Leg: Hamilton Olympic take on Lambton Jaffas for a place in the Grand Final

Hamilton Olympic v Lambton Jaffas

1 pm Saturday 26th August at Darling Street Oval

Last Meeting: Semi-Final – 1st Leg 2017: Lambton 2 Hamilton 1 at Arthur Edden Oval.

Ladder: Lambton 3rd (39), Hamilton 2nd (40)

Last 3 Starts (most recent first):

Hamilton – Lost Jaffas 1-2 (a), Lost Magic 1-2 (h), Won Roosters 4-0 (a)

Lambton – Won Olympic 2-1 (h), Won Jets 4-2 (a), Lost Magpies 1-2 (h)

Bottom Line

It’s simply the rivalry that keeps on giving and last weekend Lambton and Hamilton didn’t disappoint playing out another close contest.

Based on their recent finals battles expect this one to go the distance and do be surprised if there is an extra 30 minutes or even penalties after 90 minutes on Saturday.

Effectively it is half-time in this contest, and the big question going into the second instalment is just how crucial will Ben Hay’s stoppage time strike be in the wash-up?

Hay was the best player on the park on Sunday and ended a wonderful match with a strike to remember, and with Jobe Wheelhouse off the park, he was instrumental in the middle of the park.

For Hamilton, coach Michael Bolch is expected to start experienced striker Scott Smith alongside Kane Goodchild at the point of attack, and if their form at Darling Street Oval already this season is anything to go by expect them to link up and ask the Jaffas’ defence plenty of questions.

Incredibly, in three matches this season Lambton have claimed the victory spoils on all three occasions, however, all it takes is a 1-0 win for Olympic and a Jaffas season which promised so much could be over before Grand Final Day.

There will be simply no excuses for either side on Saturday and it is all set up for a cracking showdown. Three matches this season and just a goal between the sides on each occasion.

There isn’t really much more to add, apart from the fact that it may be Hamilton coach Michael Bolch’s last match in charge at Olympic.

It has been an incredible eight-year long spell at the club, and no doubt his side will want to extend his stay for one more week.

Lambton holds the slight edge going into week two, but at Darling Street Oval, Olympic has lost just one of their last eight.

What the Coaches Said:

Mick Bolch (Hamilton)

“I don’t think [our approach] does [change], to be honest. We were always going to need to score a goal this week. Whether we need to win 1-0 or 2-1 to go to extra-time or whatever the score is, to me it doesn’t change. We still go out, same shape, same formation and you just adjust to what happens in the game realistically. If we score first and lead 1-0, they sort of need to come at us to get a goal and if they score first we need to score two. The tactics will change with the flow and the score of the game.”

“It’s more about the players, it’s not about me. It’s all about the players, they deserve to have another chance, another Grand Final after all the hard work they have put in and hopefully they will get their rewards this weekend.”

Key: At halftime in both regular season fixtures so far, this season Olympic were in front. It’s half-time in the finals and Lambton have the lead. Will it be an omen?

Good luck to all Hamilton Olympic SENIOR/ YOUTH NPL teams and COMMUNITY TEAMS

Good luck to all our SENIOR/ YOUTH NPL teams and COMMUNITY TEAMS that are featuring in the following fixtures this weekend. Please get out and

support the teams in BLUE and WHITE!

PS4 NPL NNSW Semi Final 2nd Leg

1st Grade Olympic v Lambton (1-2 1st leg)
Saturday 26 August at 1.00pm at Darling St Oval

Under 18s Olympic v Charlestown (3-2 1st leg)
Saturday 26 August at 9.00am at Darling St Oval

Under 20s Olympic v Edgeworth (3- 0 1st leg)
Saturday 26th August at 5.30pm at Jack McLaughlan Oval, Edgeworth

PS4 NPL NNSW 2nd leg Semi Final

1st Grade Olympic V Lambton ( 1-2 1st leg)
Saturday 26 August at 1.00pm at Darling Street Oval

Under 18s Olympic V Charlestown ( 3-2 1st leg)
Saturday 26 August at 9.00am at Darling Street Oval

Under 20s Olympic V Edgeworth ( 3- 0 1st leg)
Saturday 26th August at 5.30pm at Jack M’Laughlan Oval, Edgeworth

NPL YOUTH Grand Final

Under 15s Olympic vs Broadmeadow

Saturday 26 August  at 1.30pm at Weston

Community Juniors FINALS

U12B Olympic v Adamstown
Saturday: 26 August at 9.00am at Federal Park, Wallsend

U12A Olympic v Valentine
Saturday: 26 August at 10.30am at Federal Park, Wallsend-

U13A Olympic v Maitland
Saturday: 26 August at 10.00am at Tredinnick Oval, Speers Point

U15A Olympic v Kotara
Saturday: 26 August at 12 noon at Federal Park, Wallsend

U16A Olympic v Cooks Hill
Saturday: 26 August at 2pm at Federal Park, Wallsend

Inter District Division 2- Reserve Grade- 1st leg

Olympic v Kahibah

Saturday, 26 August at 12.45pm at Kurraka Oval

 source:  Con Gounis


Hamilton Olympic FC is proud to announce our 5th OLYMPIC SUPER SERIES, 6- a- Side competition.

To register your interest, fill in and submit the form at:

When Tuesday night’s, starting 10th of October, running for about 11 weeks
Where Darling St Oval, Hamilton. Full Canteen facilities available.
Grades TBA – Subject to the number of applications. We are looking to have 3 grades to allow as even a competition as possible, same as last year.
Prize Money TBA- Subject to the number of applications.


Closing date for applications:  Friday, 29 September, 2017



Player Registration Fees- same as 2016

Category Registration Fee
Senior Player Registered with FFA-  2017 $65.00
Senior Player Not Registered with FFA-  2017 $85.00
Junior Player (U 18) Registered with FFA-  2017 $40.00
Junior Player (U 18) Not Registered with FFA-  2017 $45.00


Match Fees- same as 2016

Paying week by week. $50 per team per round. Must be paid before the start of each game.

Applies if you are paying match fees week by week.

First 2 weeks must be paid before the 1st game as bond. You don’t pay for last 2 weeks of competition

Paying up front.

$45 per team per round

Early bird discount. Applies if you pay your team match fees in full.

We will confirm the amount once teams and grades are organised.


To register your interest fill in and submit the form at:

For further details or information you can contact our Registrar, Heath Stewart.

Phone: 0437776650, email

source:Tom  Tsamouras

Wonder strike gives Lambton Jaffas edge over Hamilton Olympic in semi-final series

Lambton took a deserved lead in the 32nd minute with a Ryan Griffiths header off Joel Griffiths’ ball in and Jobe Wheelhouse’s nod on.

Hamilton equalised in the 78th minute through Rhys Cooper, who raced on to a long ball over the top that Nathan Morris misjudged. Cooper then chipped keeper Brad Swancott to cap Olympic’s second-half revival.

A draw shaped as a moral victory for Hamilton ahead of their home semi-final next Saturday, but Hay’s 25-yard volleyed strike gave Jaffas the advantage. An unmarked Hay chested down a clearance before unleashing the bomb into the top left corner of goals, leaving Hamilton goalkeeper Tyler Warren rooted to the spot.

“He does it weekly at training, he’s a special talent Benny,” Pascoe said. “He does not know how good he can be. He hasn’t realised it yet.

“He’s one that went through the Jets youth system and people tried to see if he could make it as a left fullback, but he’s always been a very good player between the lines.”

Hay was “stoked” to score at a crucial time.

“It’s good for one to come off, especially to get it so late in the game,” Hay said.

“To be honest, I think we deserved the win. The first half we played really well and the boys were very happy with it, but in the second half we dropped off, which got them back with that goal, but credit to the boys.”

The strike was a bitter blow for Hamilton, who lost defender Tom Davies to concussion just before the opening goal.

The Jaffas created more in attack but Hamilton had their chances. Mat Swan hit the post in the 55th minute and Swancott did well to deny Reece Papas one-on-one two minutes later.

“They were better than us first half, and obviously the wind takes its toll, but I thought second half we did a lot better,” Olympic coach Mick Bolch said. “I would have been happy with the draw, but it is what it is. It’s half-time and we’re still in it.”

Wheelhouse, who came off in the 60th minute, and Morris made their return to the Jaffas starting side after long injury lay-offs.

Pascoe said the Jaffas showed more composure with the pair back in the side but he was still disappointed with the goal conceded. The win followed two 3-2 victories for Lambton over Hamilton in the regular season.

“We dropped a bit deeper in the second half because their default game is to go long when they chase games,” Pascoe said.

“I think the three games we’ve played them this year, we’ve given them at least one goal each time. 

“Our fingerprints were all over their goal again, but I was happy enough with the way we set up tactically and we stopped them ripping us apart and really hurting us.

“It took a very nice goal to give us the advantage but it’s all there to play for.

“I’m happy with how we played and I’m really looking forward to playing on a better surface. Hopefully it’s better.”

Jaffas speedster Luke Remington missed the game with a calf injury and is in doubt for the return leg.

PS4 NPL NNSW Semi Final 1st Leg
(All our teams played as the Away team)

1st Grade
Lambton 2 – 1 Olympic
Olympic Goal scorer
10. Rhys Cooper

Under 20s
Edgeworth 0 – 0 Olympic

Under 18s
Charlestown 2 – 3 Olympic

NPL Youth Semi Final
(Winners advance to GF, losers eliminated)

Under 15s
Olympic 4 – 3 Lake Macquarie
Congratulations into next weeks Grand Final

Under 14s
Olympic 0 – 3 Lambton

Under 13s
Olympic 0 (3) – (5) 0 Edgeworth

Community Juniors Semi Finals

Under 16A (1v2)
Olympic 0 – 3 Kotara
Next week they play Preliminary Final

Under 15A (3v4)
Olympic 3 – 2 Maitland
Next week they play Preliminary Final

Under 13A (1v2)
Olympic 1 – 2 Kahibah
Next week they play Preliminary Final

Under 12A (1v2)
Olympic 1 (2) – (4) 2 Lambton
Next week they play Preliminary Final

Under 12B (1v2)
Olympic 0 v 4 Sth Wallsend
Next week they play Preliminary Final

Zone League 2 Final Round
Olympic vs New Lambton
1st Grade Olympic lost 1-3
2nd Grade Olympic won 2-1
🏆Congratulations on 2nd Grade winning the Premiership!

source: Tom Tsamouras

Game Day | PS4 NPL NNSW Semi Final 1st Leg Lambton Jaffas vs Hamilton Olympic

Game Day | PS4 NPL NNSW Semi Final 1st Leg
Lambton Jaffas vs Hamilton Olympic

HAMILTON OLYMPIC Dates for Net u10s, u11s, 12s trials

HAMILTON OLYMPIC FC are calling for expressions of interest for any players who would like to trial for places in the 2018 NET Programme (Development Pathway) for Under 10s, 11s and 12s.

Find dates and times below. An expression of interest must be submitted for the trial process, no later than Friday, 1st September, 2018.

EOI forms at…/index.p…/events/net-eoi-2018

UNDER 10s Monday, 4th September 2017 at Darling St Oval- 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start

UNDER 12s Tuesday, 5th September 2017 at Darling St Oval 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start

UNDER 11s Wednesday, 6th September 2017 at Darling St Oval – 5.30pm form a 6.00pm start

source: Jim Papas

NPL: Kane Goodchild driven to turn goalscoring award into grand final glory

For Kane Goodchild, a third league-leading goalscoring title, or a minor premiership, was never the ultimate goal.

The imposing Hamilton striker, who has mixed police rugby union and league games with his Northern NSW NPL duties, dreams of scoring the winner in a grand final.

And with the challenge of returning to a rebuilding Charlestown next season, the 30-year-old wants to make the most of what he sees as a great opportunity to do that with Olympic this year.

Goodchild won his third NPL scoring title in four years, finishing with 14 goals for the campaign to beat Valentine’s Jalon Brown and Lake Macquarie’s Sam Walker, who both had 12.

The reigning NPL player of the year was “very happy” with his season and another scoring title but he was focused on the greater prize of team glory as second-placed Hamilton prepare for their two-leg semi-final against Lambton Jaffas starting on Sunday at Edden Oval.

And Goodchild was driven to make another grand final and go a step further after losses with Hamilton in 2015 and Azzurri in 2008.

“Two grand final losses and that’s it. There’s been no minor premierships, so I want to win something,” Goodchild said. “Next year is going to be a challenge. A different style of club, a different committee and coaching staff and a different calibre of youth, because Hamilton’s youth teams are spectacular. That shows in the back-to-back club championships they’ve won.

“It’s going to be harder next year, in terms of winning a grand final, so we’ve got a very good opportunity this year with a good, fit squad in the finals, so hopefully this is the year. I want to make my time playing first grade worth something.”

And for Goodchild, the greatest way of doing that is with a grand final win.

“I still have dreams of scoring the winner in the grand final, so hopefully that comes true this year,” he said. “I’m not so fussed about the minor premierships. I know a lot of people think it’s a big accolade but there’s nothing greater than winning the grand final in Northern NSW.”

Hamilton have given up leads to lose 3-2 to Jaffas twice this year but Goodchild was confident they could turn it around in the semis, especially with the extra motivation of sending coach Michael Bolch and several players out of Olympic as winners.

“We haven’t thought about the two losses to them because we were pretty confident with the way we played and we didn’t think the results really reflected the games,” he said. “I think out of the top four, we’re happy to be playing them. I don’t think it will be easy, especially with Jobe [Wheelhouse] coming back, but the boys will be up for it. 

“I think everyone is pretty keen to finish it off with a win. The end is near, and we know that, and I think the boys will lift.”

Hamilton Olympic semi-final schedule

Congratulations and best wishes to all HOFC teams that are playing in their respective SEMI- FINAL series this weekend. To have this many teams make it through to the FINAL SERIES is a testament to the overall strength of our club. Well done to all coaching staff, team officials and players. The club are proud of your achievements!

Senior NPL- 1st leg Semi- Final

1st Grade-  Sunday: 20 August at 2.30pm at Arthur Edden Oval-Lambton v Olympic

U 18s- Sunday:    20 August at 10.45am at Arthur Edden Oval- Charlestown v Olympic

U 20s-  Saturday:  19 August at 4.30pm at Magic Park-  Edgeworth v Olympic

Youth NPL- Semi- Final- Winner goes straight through to the Grand Final

U 13s-  Saturday:  19 August at 10.00am at Darling Street Oval- Olympic v Edgeworth

U 15s-         Saturday:  19 August at 1.00pm at Darling Street Oval-   Olympic v Lake Macquarie

U 14s-         Sunday:     20 August at 10.00am at Adamstown Oval-     Olympic v Lambton

Community Semi- Final Series-

U 12 B Saturday: 19 August at 9.00am at Tomaree Complex,  Nelson Bay-  Olympic v Sth. Wallsend

U 12 A Saturday: 19 August at 10.30am at Tomaree Complex, Nelson Bay- Olympic v Lambton

U 13 A Saturday: 19 August at 10.00am at Aitcheson Reserve, Pelican-        Olympic v Kahibah

U 15 A Saturday: 19 August at 12 noon at Tomaree Complex, Nelson Bay-   Olympic v Maitland

U 16 A Saturday: 19 August at 2pm at Tomaree Complex, Nelson Bay-         Olympic v Kotara

source: Tom Tsamouras