Monthly Archives: October 2018

Hamilton Olympic supports Australia’s bid to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup

Australia has officially launched its bid to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

The FFA launched its “Get Onside” campaign on Monday morning in Sydney.
Matildas record goal scorer Lisa De Vanna urged all Australians to register their support for the bid.

 “I’m really excited that we are bidding for the 2023 World Cup,” De Vanna said on Monday.

“When I think about it as a kid, I think back to my time in Perth and I never thought in a million years that I would be standing here and talking to you guys about bidding for a World Cup.

“There’s no bigger event or pinnacle to women’s sport or football than playing at a World Cup.

“I’ve played for 15 years in the national team and I’ve been to three World Cups and possibly a fourth one in six months’ time and there’s no bigger stage than playing that.

“I remember going and playing in Penrith and having 17,000 people sing the national anthem to me and there’s no emotion (like) that. And to be able to have that on home soil is fantastic.

“Now there’s little girls out there that can look up to us as role models and have an opportunity to play in the biggest game in the world, in Australia.”

De Vanna said Australia had shown it could host major events and hosting the Women’s World Cup would “cement” a changing culture of supporting women’s sport.

“Australians, we love winners. And we have inspired our nation by the way we play but mostly how we come across as human beings and dedicate and sacrifice for the sport,” she said.

“We’ve got the facilities, we’ve got the beaches, we’ve got the icons for it, for people to come on board and watch what we can do and host it.

“We’ve shown in the past that we can host great major sporting events and put on a good show because as Australians, it’s all or nothing.

“So here we are, bidding for something that’s major. So we want everyone to get on board because this is what it’s all about. For our future, and the change in women’s sport, because this will cement it and forever be in history if we do this.”

Meanwhile, Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop urged “all Australians to get behind the bid for the 2023 Women’s World Cup”, saying it would be good for the sport and Australia as a whole.

“It’s important to demonstrate to FIFA that the country is behind this, that it can be a great thing for women’s football, for football and for the country and we’re really excited that we move to the next phase for our bid,” he said.

“We’re already talking to the federal and state governments (about) training facilities et cetera, so getting those things in shape and waiting for the formal process to start over the next couple of months.”

Gallop confirmed the bid process will commence over the next few months, with the successful candidate expected to be announced by the middle of 2019.

He said a successful bid would take the Matildas’ influence and popularity “up another gear” and would have a positive impact on the country.

“This would turn things up another gear. The Matildas have been magnificent over the past couple of years, performed very well and when they’ve played on home soil, they’ve moved from 5-6,000 crowds to sellouts and we’re going to see that in the next couple of weeks at Penrith and Newcastle,” Gallop said.

“So this will be great for women’s football but it’ll be good for football generally. It will bring social and economic benefits to the country and it’ll increase the commercial value of the game generally.

“So there’s a lot to get behind with Get Onside.”



Two wins and two losses in Hamilton Olympic youth NPL games against the Emerging Jets

Yesterday afternoon, all our Youth teams had a hit out in a series of trial matches at LMRFF at Speers Point against the Emerging Jets teams. For new squads that had only been picked just recently, and hadn’t trained together as a team, all four teams gave a great account of themselves.

The results were:
Olympic U 16s 3 defeated Emerging Jets 2
Olympic U 15s 1 lost to  Emerging Jets 2
Olympic U 14s 5 defeated Emerging Jets 2
Olympic U 13s 0 lost to Emerging Jets 1

Source: Con Gounis



Hamilton Olympic Youth NPL u16s squad 2019

Our final Youth NPL Squad for 2019 is our oldest, our Under 16 Youth NPL team. To these boys, who will be in their final year of youth football before their possible elevation to the Senior squad, we trust they will enjoy their football, and make the last year a positive one. The boys are listed below. Good luck!

UNDER 16 Youth NPL 2019

Nic Adams

Layton Bush   

Zane Butterworth

Kyle D’Agostino

Matthew Hallett       

Ben Henderson          

Cooper Hunt   

Cooper Janzen

Andy Kinkade

Olivier Koehn

Chris Lloyd     

Jonathon Middleby    

Oliver Rich

Angus Tonks               

Riley West     

source: Con Gounis


Hamilton Olympic 2019 Under 15 NPL Youth Squad

All at Hamilton Olympic FC congratulate and welcome our Under 15 Youth NPL team for 2019 below. After last week’s trials, the players below will be the club’s representative in the upcoming season and we trust that they have a successful 2019 season in the blue and white.

UNDER 15 Youth NPL 2019

Sam Anderson

Liam Beazley 

William De Vitis        

Sam Donague  

Lachlan Griffiths

Mathew Honnery  

Declan Hughes           

Kierry James

Kai Karaka

Dylan Nable

Lachlan Newton

Jack Page       

Kobe Park      

Riley Parker   

Jye Rodway

Source: Con Gounis


Hamilton Olympic Youth NPL take on Newcastle Jets Academy

Hamilton Olympic’s  new look Youth NPL squads will have their first hit out  this Saturday, 27th October at the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility at Speers Point against the Newcastle Jets Academy in an afternoon of trial matches.

Kick off times for the 4 grades will be:

U13s- 2.30pm

U 14s- 4.00pm

U 15s- 5.30pm

U 16s- 7.00pm

All the best to all our teams.

Source: Tom Tsamouras


Hamilton Olympic 2019 Under 14 NPL Youth Squad

Hamilton Olympic FC completed their Youth NPL trials for 2019 last week. Congratulation to the boys below who were selected in our Under 14 YOUTH team.

The club wish the team all the best for the upcoming season. With the calibre of the boys selected, the club are looking forward to the team having a successful 2019 season.


Jack Knowles    

Matthew Novak              

Remi Flood         

Jettson Hunt     

Oscar Cathcart 

Dylan Christoffersen      

Sam Jackson     

Cohen Bartrop 

Lachlan Graham

Byron Bennett  

Wil Southcombe              

Cale Conserdyne             

Mitchell Connors              l

Shiwa Dul                           

Jack Murphy     

Aswin Gurung  

Source: Con Gounis


Hamilton Olympic at the 2018 Northern NSW Football NPL season presentations

Last night saw the culmination of the 2018 Northern NSW Football NPL season with the Annual Jennings Medal Awards Night at the Starlight Room at Wests Newcastle.

Over 400 guests saw all the various Award winners acknowledged. The club’s representatives were on hand to accept the following Awards that the club received-

* 2018 SENIOR/ YOUTH Club Championship* 2018 Under 20 Grand Final Winner * 2018 Under 16 Grand Final Winner * 2018 Under 13 Grand Final Winner

Also on the evening, Olympic Junior and current Jets player Adam Zervas was also recognized in his fantastic achievement in representing the Australian Under 16 team last month in the Under 16 AFC tournament in Malaysia that saw our team qualify  for the Under 17 Youth World Cup next year.

Also included in the photos are Graham Jennings, FFA Hall of Fame Inductee( 44 full caps for the Socceroos)  and who the main award was named  on the evening, as well as Kevin O’Neil and Jack O’Brien, both ex- local great footballers from the 40s and 50s who represented Australia.

Source: Con Gounis




Hamilton Olympic FC wish Johnny Koutroumbis a speedy

Hamilton Olympic FC wish young Newcastle Jets defender Johnny Koutroumbis a speedy recovery after his recent illness diagnosis.

Johnny had an outstanding season at the Jets in the 2017/ 18 season, featuring in the Grand Final team match against Melbourne Victory.

All at Olympic pass on their best wishes and are looking forward to your return on the park with the Jets.

source: Con Gounis


Darling Street Oval improvements

Whilst the recent wet weather has slowed the progress with the new drainage installation on the playing field, the NCC staff and contractors have been busy completing the positioning of new cabling, poles and associated lighting upgrade at the Oval. 

The third of the 4 new light pole foundations
was completed yesterday, with just the foundation at the north western
corner left to be finished.

The new cabling is almost complete, and
yesterday saw the delivery of the 4 new light poles, ready for their

source: Con Gounis


Hamilton Olympic FC SENIOR COACHING STAFF- 2019

Head Coach, Peter McGuinness would like to announce his Senior Coaching Staff for the upcoming season, 2019:

  • Under 20s Coach- Daniel Dawkins. Daniel is an ex- Olympic Senior player, who moved back to Newcastle a couple of years ago following a teaching transfer to a local High School. Whilst in Sydney, he played and coached there.  Daniel was a coach of our Under 18s for the last two years, and his calm demeanor and knowledge of the game will continue to be a great asset which is in line with the club policy of nurturing and developing our younger footballers.
  • Under 18 Coach- Paul Devitis. Another ex- Olympic Senior player,  Paul has developed a great reputation over the last few years in working with emerging talented footballers. He will again be in charge of our under 18 Squad for the upcoming season.
  • Football Manager- Greg Smith. The club are excited to have our longest serving ex- Coach, Greg Smith, back involved with the club. Greg was Olympic’s Head Coach for  a decade, from 1996 until the season 2005. During that time, we were Major Premiers in 4 successive years, from 1998 until 2001. Greg also coached Peter for a number of those years. Greg will be an adviser and mentor to all things football, bringing with him a wide knowledge of our sport.   Welcome back, Greg!!

Finally, our Under 20s coach of the last three years, Greg Asquith will be stepping back in his role at the club, due to work commitments. Greg fortunately won’t totally be lost to the club, as he will coach one of our Under 9 SAP teams.

source: Con Gounis