Monthly Archives: September 2018


Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC with representatives from Football Nth NSW and Hamilton Olympic Football Club at Darling Street Oval

Sports Minister Stuart Ayres has today announced that football clubs from around NSW will once again benefit from the $4.1 million invested back into local football clubs from the 2015 Asian Cup Legacy Fund.

 Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said Hamilton Olympic Football Club will receive $72,407 for installation of new floodlighting at Darling Street Oval in Hamilton South.

 “It is fantastic to see that this major international sporting event hosted in 2015 has been able to continue to benefit grassroots sport by helping to boost local participation through these successful grants,” Mr MacDonald said.

Sports Minister Stuart Ayres said: “The second round of the fund will see 19 projects worth more than $2.3 million go towards improving the quality and quantity of local club facilities across the state.”

Hamilton Olympic FC Chairman Christo Patsan said the club has DA approval for a comprehensive redevelopment of Darling Street Oval. This includes a new grandstand and amenities complex, expansion of training facilities and floodlighting.

 “We thank Scot McDonald and the NSW Government for their continued support of local sport. This grant is an important step forward in our redevelopment of Darling Street Oval into a year-round boutique football stadium,” Mr Patsan said.

 NSW Football CEO David Eland said the collaborative effort of the NSW Government, Football NSW (FNSW) and Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) has enabled local clubs to benefit.

 “Along with supporting participation, we will see flow-on effects such as these upgraded and new facilities creating stronger communities – whilst improving the overall experience for players, coaches and spectators,” Mr Eland said.

 “With more than 280,000 registered players now playing football in NSW, it is the financial support from initiatives such as this legacy fund that will ensure the future of Football continues to grow around the state.”

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source: Tom Tsamouras

Hamilton Olympic u13s and u16s in Youth NPL Grand Final


       Yesterday, our 13s/ 14s/ and 16s NPL Youth teams contested their  SEMI- FINALS, one at Adamstown Oval, and two at Darling Street Oval, with the winners earning a spot in the 2018 Youth NPL Grand Finals which will be played next Saturday at Magic Park.

 Our Under 13 kicked off first, at Adamstown Oval, and were facing Minor Premiers Lambton, who the boys hadn’t defeated during the regular season. Our 13s had snuck into 4th spot after defeating Lakes 8 nil in the last fixture of the season. The boys really fired yesterday,  and came back from conceding an early goal to score 4 unanswered goals, to take a 4 to 1 nil lead midway through the second half. A couple of the goals were of high quality, with the team really spreading the ball around and playing attractive football. A Lambton free kick, followed by a last minute penalty saw the boys running out eventual winners 4 to 3,  and progressing to the Under 13 decider, where they will face traditional rival, Broadmeadow Magic. A great result to the boys, and no doubt coach Reece and assistant Luke will have the boys primed for the decider next Saturday. Goal scorers on the day were Will Southcombe, Oscar Cathcart, Sam Jackson and Byron Bennett. 

Our Under 14s faced off against North Coast Football at Darling Street Oval in the second match of the afternoon. After going one up early, our 14s conceded early goals to go into half time down 5 goals to 2. An early second half goal saw the score come back to 5 to 3, but a couple of missed chances saw the boys unable to add to the scoreboard. The 14s had just 13s players for a large chunk of the year, with the loss of a player to the Jets mid-year.  The boys overall had a great year, but yesterday were defeated by the better team. Take the loss on the chin, boys, and come back bigger and better next year! A big thanks to Coaches Doug West and Todd Bailey and Manager  Justin Woweries for their efforts during the year. Goal scores for Olympic on the day were Christian Bracco, Kierry James and Declan Hughes.

 The last fixture under the lights at Darling Street saw the home team face close town rivals Lambton Jaffas in the Under 16s second v third place match.  This was your typical semi- final, close, hard fought ,with both teams playing a great brand of football. After an even first half, Olympic gained the upper  hand, and had the better of the chances in the second stanza.  With the Paksec boys marshalling the Olympic defence, chances for the opposition were limited. A contentious second yellow card saw Olympic down to 10 players for the last 15 minutes. However, this seemed to spur the boys on, and after a period of sustained pressure, Olympic striker Jared Muller was fouled in the box, just with seven minutes remaining. Jared showed composure to step up and take the ensuing penalty, and send the Jaffas keeper the wrong way. The boys held out for the last few minutes, to make it through to the decider. Here they will face Valentine, who upset Minor Premiers the Newcastle Jets.  Great effort boys, with coaches Payton Tagaroulias and Blair Newham certainly pleased with the overall performance.

source: Con Gounis

Hamilton Olympic u13s and u16s teams progress to the Grand Final

After the triumph by Hamilton Olympic’s u20s in the Grand Final in on Saturday, another two teams progressed to the Grand Final.

NPL Youth Semi Finals
Under 16s Olympic 1-0 Lambton
Under 14s Olympic 3-5 North Coast
Under 13s Olympic 4-3 Lambton

Congratulations to our U13 and U16 teams on progressing to next weeks Grand Final.

Source: Tom Tsamouras

Hamilton Olympic u20s 1-0 Grand Final winners over Maitland

Hamilton Olympic u20s were victorious in the Grand Final held at McDonald Jones stadium over Maitland FC thanks to a goal by Henderson late into the game.

Congratulations to the players and coaching staff.

source:Tom Tsamouras

Hamilton Olympic u2os in the Grand Final vs Maitland and u13s, u14s, and u16s in the Semi-Finals

A plethora of Grand Final and Semi-Final action for four Hamilton Olympic teams this weekend.

On Saturday U20s take on Maitland at MacDonald Jones stadium in the Grand Final while three youth NPL teams do battle at Darling St and Adamstown Oval.

Saturday at McDonalds Jones Stadium
U20s – Olympic vs Maitland KO 3.30pm

NPL Youth Semi Finals
Sunday at Darling St Oval
U16 – Olympic vs Lambton 5.30pm
U15 – Lambton vs Weston 4.00pm
U14 – North Coast vs Olympic 2.30pm
U13 – Jets U12 vs Broadmeadow 1.00pm

Sunday at Adamstown Oval
U16 – Jets U15 vs Valentine 3.30pm
U15 – Adamstown vs Edgeworth 2.00pm
U14 – Jets U13 vs Edgeworth 12.30pm
U13 – Lambton vs Olympic 11.00am

source: Tom Tsamouras

Congratulations to Olympic Junior and current Newcastle Jets Youth player Adam Zervas

HOFC would like to congratulate Olympic Junior and current Newcastle Jets Youth player Adam Zervas on his selection in the Australian squad for the upcoming AFC U16 Championship 2018.

The 2018 Tournament will be held in Malaysia. Australia have been drawn in Group D and will play:
Korea Republic – Saturday 22 September
Iraq – Tuesday 25 September
Afghanistan – Friday 28 September

All at Olympic are very proud of Adam’s achievement and would like to wish him the best of luck in the tournament.

Source: Tom Tsamouras

Hamilton Olympic u20s in the Grand Final against Maitland FC

This Saturday Hamilton Olympic u20s  will face off against Maitland FC in the big showdown at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Kick off is at 3:30pm! We call for all Supporters, Players, Friends & Family to come down and support the boys in their bid to become U/20’s NPL Northern NSW Champions!

source: Tom Tsamouras


Hamilton Olympic 2019 Under 10 SAP teams

After  a great year in the inaugural Under 9 SAP Programme, the two Olympic teams will move on and be our 2019 Under 10 SAP teams.

All but one of the boys will be with us again, with all  team members below. We welcome Zac Griffiths, younger brother of Lachlan who is a member of our Under 14 Youth NPL team, into the squad.  Enjoy the summer break, see you in early 2019, boys!!

Zac Griffiths

Zavier Buxton

Oliver Craig

Charlie Drew

Nikolas Sklavos

Winter Bennett

Leo Langworthy

Kostantinos Tsiaousis

Zachary Nupier

Harry Butcher

Hayden Cox

Jack Williams

Achilles  James

Caleb Bryce Healy

Darcy Goodwin

Kaiden Walshe

Oliver Bartrop

source:  Tom Tsamouras

Hamilton Olympic u20s in Grand Final after 0-0 with Broadmeadow Magic

It finishes 0-0 at Magic Park between Hamilton Olympic & Broadmeadow Magic FC in the NPL Northern NSW U/20’s second leg of their semi final with our boys qualifying for the big dance on the away goal rule! Bring on next weekend!

In the U/18’s 2nd leg Semi Final Olympic won 2-0 over Lake Macquarie City FC! Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to progress to the Grand Final after it finished 3-2 on aggregate! Well done boys for a great season and I’m sure we will be back bigger and better next year!


Round 26:  Lake Macquarie vs Hamilton Olympic at Macquarie Field

u13s Olympic won 8-0 and finished 4th

u14s Olympic won 6-5 and finished 3rd

u15s Olympic won 3-2 and  finished 5th

u16s Olympic won 2-1 and finished 2nd

Source: Tom Tsamouras

Hamilton Olympic u13A. Premiers & Grand Final winners

Hamilton Olympic u13A. Premiers & Grand Final winners.

After coming back from 2-0 down the boys managed to pull 3 goals back to be crowned A grade Premiers & Grand Final winners! Well done boys!

Great win today!

Thanks for a great season – a pleasure to have coached you this year.

Coach: Kosta Patsan

source: Tom Tsamouras