Monthly Archives: August 2018

18’s & u20’s Hamilton Olympic semi-finals second leg

This Sunday our U/18’s & U/20’s travel to Magic Park for their second leg Semi Final!

As it stands our U/18’s trail Lake Macquarie 3-0 after the first leg and our U/20’s are locked at 1-1 with Broadmeadow Magic FC!

Get down to Magic Park to support the boys in blue as they look to book their spot in the 2018 NPL Northern NSW Grandfinal.


ROUND 26  Lake Macquarie vs Hamilton Olympic at Macquarie Field on Sunday 2nd Sept.

U13s kick off at 10.00am

U14s kick off at 11.30am

U15s kick off at  1.00pm

U16s kick off at  2.30pm

source: Tom Tsamouras

Hamilton Olympic U’9s SAP 2018

SAP stands for Skills Acquisition Program and covers the age group from U’9 to U’13.

This is the first year where National Premier League Clubs have been involved in running a SAP program. The emphasis of SAP is as it states and that is it focuses on skills acquisition. The four fundamental skills are;

* Striking the ball

* First touch

* 1v1

* Running with the ball

In this age bracket it is crucial to develop these basic skills because it has been found that after this phase any skills not attained are extremely hard to catch up on.

These basic skills cover 95% of outfield players’ actions when in possession of the ball and are learned through structured game like sessions that allow these skills to be developed at the same time as decision making and communication skills. The goal being that these skills will be automated before moving into the next phase being Game Training Phase.

Players are given every opportunity to develop these 4 skills through specific training and games where they are rotated through all positions and by taking away the focus from the result / score (but try stopping 9 year olds from keeping score).

Trials were undertaken early in the year where over 40 kids trialled for 18 places. Not an easy thing to do with kids of this age but from all feedback the selectors did a good job in selecting a group of boys with good skills and the right attitude towards developing their skills further. Two teams of 9 were created and both have progressed really well but also bonded together as one big squad. They have demonstrated high level skills for this age while developing friendships and enjoying each other’s company and sharing many moments of side splitting laughter. They have developed but have shown that they play the game because they love it and because it is fun. Due to their ability we coaches often have to remind ourselves that these kids are only 9.

The club has been very supportive of the squad and one of many highlights of the season was playing before the first grade team, walking onto the field with the first grade players and joining them in the change rooms post-match for the victory song.

These kids love the club, wearing their strip with pride and early signs are positive that they will develop the skills required to make them future first graders.

Source: Con Gounis


Hamilton Olympic FC will be holding their ANNUAL JUNIOR PRESENTATION DAY for our Community Juniors UNDER 6s/ 7s, 8s, SAP UNDER 9s, NET UNDER 10s, 11`s, 12s, and Community Under 13As, 14As, and Under 16As

·         WHEN-  Sunday, 16 September, 2018

·         WHERE- Darling Street Oval

·         TIME– Starts at 10.00am

There will be  jumping castle for the younger children operating from 10.00am till 1.00pm, with other various activities on the main ground.

All PLAYERS will be given a LUNCH TOKEN for either a SAUSAGE SIZZLE or HOT CHIPS, and a soft drink/ water by their coach or manager

The canteen will run as normal for any parents that would like to purchase a schnitzel/ steak etc.  

·         ACTUAL PRESENTATION– Will begin at approximately 12.15pm. If you are unable to attend, please contact your team manager/ coach prior.

Please join the club in celebrating another wonderful year of Junior Football with Hamilton Olympic FC.

If you have any questions/ queries, please contact me by email or phone.


Con Gounis

A draw and a loss for Hamilton Olympic u20s and u18s Semi Final First leg fixtures

Full Time here in the first leg of the U/20’s Semi Final Fixture sees Hamilton Olympic come away with a 1-1 draw against Broadmeadow Magic FC and a crucial away goal, all to play for next week!

In the U/18’s fixture Lake Macquarie City FC defeated Hamilton Olympic 3-0 in the first leg of their Semi Final Fixture, plenty to do in the second leg!

This weekends results:

NPL Northern NSW Semi Final 1st Leg

U20s Broadmeadow 1-1 Olympic
U18s Lake Macquarie 3-0 Olympic

Zone League 2 Semi Final 1st Leg

2nd Grade Olympic 1-0 New Lambton


Round 25: Newcastle Jets  vs Hamilton Olympic at LMRFF

U13s Olympic won 2-0

U14s Olympic won 3-1

U15s Olympic lost  4-1

U16s Olympic lost  5-0

Source: Tom Tsamouras

Hamilton Olympic’s inaugural Sportsman’s Lunch

Hamilton Olympic held its inaugural Sportsman’s Lunch at the The Premier Hotel this afternoon.

It was a great turn out from everyone involved and we would like to thank special guest speakers Lawrie McKinna, Ernie Merrick and Jason Hoffman from the Newcastle Jets for taking the time out of their day to join us!

Source:Tom Tsamouras

18’s & u20’s Hamilton Olympic semi-finals this weekend

Semi final action this weekend for our U/18’s & U/20’s!

Both games to be played this Sunday at Cooks Square Park, Maitland.
Our U/18’s who finished 2nd will be the away side for their 1st leg against 3rd placed Lake Macquarie City FC

The U/20’s who finished 2nd will also be the away side when they face off against the 3rd places Broadmeadow Magic FC ! Get out to Maitland this Sunday to support the boys in blue!

Source:Tom Tsamouras

Hamilton Olympic FC Under 9 SAP teams in 2019

Last week the club had their selection trials for the HOFC SAP Under 9 team for 2019.


It’s a SKILLS ACQUISITION PROGRAMME for the more talented and committed footballers and begins at Under 9s. It occurs in most of the State Football Associations in Australia, under the guidance of FFA. 2018 was the first year of the programme, and the club fielded  two UNDER 9 SAP teams, who next year will move up to Under 10 SAP. Clubs may have one or two SAP teams in each age group. Our club will field  two Under 9 SAP teams and two Under 10 SAP teams in 2019. Players in the  SAP programme train a minimum of two times per week for 30 weeks. The teams play 22 Rounds against teams from both NPL and NEW FM competitions.  

Congratulations to the following players, some current, others new, from throughout Newcastle and surrounds who were selected to represent Hamilton Olympic FC Under 9 SAP teams in 2019.

In alphabetical order:

Jack Asquith, Rhys Brown, Dimos Cheros, Duke Dillinger, Braxton Dimis, Max Freuden- Rieger, Andre Frazer, Eli Graham, Kye Ingall, Onassis James, Lachlan Mahony, Michael Ogle, Jonathan Priestley, Jonah Rowston, William Russ, Hamish Stanger and Henry West.

 source:Tom Tsamouras


Hamilton Olympic secure Valentine captain Reece Pettit for the 2019 season

Valentine captain Reece Pettit.

Hamilton Olympic  have boosted their squad for 2019 with Valentine centre-back Reece Pettit.

Pettit, who was captain at wooden spooners Valentine this season, was NNSW NPL rookie of the year in 2016 and spent three years at Phoenix.

He will link with his former Emerging Jets and Youth coach Peter McGuinness at Olympic, who have re-signed 16 of their top 20 squad, including in-demand Jarryd Sutherland.



Semi Final Leg 1
Arthur Edden Oval  Saturday 25th August
18 Years Charlestown City vs Newcastle Jets 16years  kick off 10.45 am
20 Years Newcastle Jets 18 years vs Maitalnd  kick off 12.30 pm
First Grade  Lambton Jaffas vs Edgeworth kick off 2.30 pm
Cooks Square Park  Sunday 26th August
18 Years Lake Macquarie  vs Hamilton Olympic kick off 10.45 am
20 Years Broadmeadow Magic vs Hamilton Olympic kisk off 12.30 pm
First Grade Maitland vs Broadmeadow Magic kick off 2.30 pm
Semi Final Leg 2
Jack McLaughlan Oval Saturday 1st September
18 Years Newcastle Jets 16 years vs Charlestown City  kick off 11.45 am
20 Years Maitland vs Newcastle Jets 18 Years kick off 1.30 pm
First Grade Edgeworth vs Lambton Jaffas kick off 2.30 pm
Magic Park Sunday 2nd September
18 Years Hamilton Olympic vs Lake Macquarie  kick off 10.45 am
20 Years Hamilton Olympic vs Broadmeadow Magic kick off 12.30 pm
First Grade Broadmeadow Magic vs Maitland kick off 2.30 pm
source:National Premier Leagues

Kyle Hodges and Rhys Cooper at Hamilton Olympic in 2019

Hamilton Olympic have secured the services of both Kyle Hodges & Rhys Cooper for the 2019 NPL Northern NSW season! We look forward to seeing you guys put on the blue & white for another big year in 2019!

More signing news to come in the coming days.

source: Jim Pappas