Monthly Archives: October 2020

NPL: Newcastle Olympic Reserve Grade take on Broadmeadow Magic for a place in the Grand Final

Newcastle Olympic Reserve Grade play Broadmeadow Magic on Sunday for a place in the Grand Final while our U18s and U14s edge closer to winning the Premiership in their respective age groups.


Reserve Grade:

Broadmeadow Magic vs Newcastle Olympic kick off 1245PM at Magic Park on Sunday 1st November

U18s : Round 17

Newcastle Olympic vs Edgeworth kick off 3:30PM at LMRFF on Saturday 31st October

With the last game next week, our U18s are leading the comp by 6 points, with a plus 17 goal difference, so they are just about there! Congratulations to all the players and coaching staff.

NPL YOUTH: Round 21

In the 2nd last game of the season our U14s are poised to win the Premiership with a win at Coffs Harbour one week after our U16s claimed the Premiership in their age group too!

North Coast vs Newcastle Olympic at Forsyth Park, Coffs Harbour on Sunday 1st November

U16s kick off at  3:00PM

U15s kick off at  1:00PM

U14s kick off at  3:00PM

U13s kick off at  1:00PM

SAP: Round 18

U9s Blue kick off at 9:30AM at Cook Square Park vs Maitland, on Saturday 31st  October.

U9s White kick off at 9:30AM at Cook Square Park vs Maitland, on Saturday 31st  October.

U10s White kick off at 11:00PM at Cook Square Park vs Maitland, on Saturday 31st  October.

U10s Blue kick off at 11:00PM at Cook Square Park vs Maitland, on Saturday 31st  October.

U11s White kick off at 9:00PM at Darling St Oval vs Adamstown on Saturday 31st  October.

U11s Blue kick off at 9:00PM at Darling St Oval vs Charlestown on Saturday 31st  October.

Source: Tom Tsamouras


WPL: 11 Newcastle Olympic players invited to a camp for selection in the 2021 FFA National Youth Championships

Congratulations to the following Newcastle Olympic WPL players that  have been invited into the 1st identification camp to be conducted at the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility from the 13th – 15th November.

This camp is the first step in selecting players to ultimately represent NNSWF in the 14’s and 15’s age groups at the 2021 FFA National Youth Championships.

Players have been identified following a nomination process from Premier Club and Member Zone Technical Directors and also through a thorough match assessment process conducted by NNSWF Talent ID Coaches through WPL, NPL Youth and NL1 competitions throughout 2020.

We wish the girls all the best in the camp, and wish them all the best in the Final Selection process.

NOFC Identified players eligible for U14’s in 2021

Makenna Fry

NOFC Identified players eligible for U15’s in 2021

Elivienne Acland

Isabella Caccamo

Danah Chapman

Jayda Farmer

Tori Johnson

Hannah Ledwidge

Ava McGann

Jasmin Thompson

Isahbella Threlfo

Sienna Williams

source: Tom Tsamouras

NPL Youth: U16s Newcastle Olympic NNSW NPL Premiers

Congratulations to u16s Newcastle Olympic who secured the Premiership in their age group.

Congratulations to the players, coaching staff and parents.

Good luck in the upcoming Finals series.

Source: Tom Tsamouras

Newcastle Olympic: 2020 Women and Men Club Champions

Newcastle Olympic has become the first club to be crowned Club Champions in both Women’s and Men’s football in the same year.

Fresh from winning the Herald WPL Premiership and Grand Final a week ago, Olympic have secured their 10th Men’s Club Championship, with 5 of those in the 7 years of the NPL era.

In winning this unique ‘double’, Newcastle Olympic has today reinforced its position as the leading all-round club in Northern NSW. The Club Championship aggregates the performance of club teams through all 7 men’s and 4 women’s premier competitions from 1st Grade through to the youth grades. It is a demonstration of strength across the whole club.

“To be the first club to win both women’s and men’s Club Championships in the same season, to have all of our premier teams in the finals series, is a fantastically proud achievement for Olympic”. said Mr Sofianos.

“The key word here is ‘Club’. This involves a commitment by everyone at our club that goes well beyond one team. It requires a high level of excellence across all our eleven premier senior and youth women’s and men’s teams.” said Club President George Sofianos.

“From the day we committed to entering the WPL, our focus has been on building ‘One Club’ – women, men, girls and boys. From first grade through to youth grades. While we are obviously thrilled at winning these premierships and championships, what is even more important is that we have integrated everyone into the one premier club.” said Club President George Sofianos.

source: Tom Tsamouras

WPL: Jemma House 2020 Player of the Year, Player of the Grand Final, Golden Boot winner

Congratulations to Newcastle Olympic’s Jemma House who won three awards in the 2020 Herald Women’s Premier League Season.

Golden Boot with 33 goals
Player of the Grand Final

Congratulations Jemma.

source: Tom Tsamouras

NPL: Newcastle Olympic eliminated in the Minor Semi Final

Terrible weather was matched by a weekend Newcastle Olympic would rather forget. On Saturday Reserve Grade were beaten in the Major Semi-final by Lambton Jaffas and First Grade had the same misfortune on Sunday at the hands of Maitland FC.


1st Grade – Minor Semi Final
Olympic 0-4 Maitland

Reserve Grade – Major Semi-Final
Olympic 1-2 Lambton Jaffas

Under 18s – Round 16
Olympic 4-2 Charlestown

NPL Youth:

Round 20  Newcastle Olympic vs Broadmeadow Magic at Darling St Oval on Saturday 24th October.

All matches were washed out by the rain.

Source: Tom Tsamouras



NPL: Newcastle Olympic take on Maitland in the Minor semi-final



Newcastle Olympic will host Maitland in a do-or-die minor semi-final at Darling Street Oval on Sunday.

The two sides had differing results in their previous finals games but both will be determined to stay in the hunt to chase the championship.

Newcastle Olympic endured a 3-1 loss to Broadmeadow Magic last weekend but earned another shot after finishing third on the table.

On the other side, Maitland overcame Charlestown Azzurri, winning on penalties to advance to week two of the finals.

Newcastle will now feel the intensity of a sudden death playoff but will go in confident after doing the double over the Magpies this season.

Olympic defeated Maitland on separate occasions in 2020 including a 4-0 win earlier in the season at Darling Street Oval.

But Maitland have won their last four games in a row and are well accustomed to the pressure cooker of finals football.

Newcastle Olympic interim coach Alex Tagaroulias said he was wary of Maitland’s strengths.

“We have to take our opportunities and it shows the importance of taking chances from the Magic game,” Tagaroulias said.

“As far as Maitland are concerned, beware of the wounded tiger. Some people have got injuries but they have got enough ammunition to make life difficult.

“Now we’ve got to try and beat them a third time and we have to do it again.”



1ST GRADE: Minor Semi-Final

Newcastle Olympic vs Maitland kick off 2:30PM on Sunday 25th October at Darling St Oval4

Reserve Grade: Major Semi-Final

Newcastle Olympic vs Lambton Jaffas kick off 3:00PM on Saturday 24th October at Jack McLaughlan Oval, Edgeworth.

U18s: Round 16

Charlestown Azzuri vs Newcastle Olympic kick off 5:00PM on Sunday 25th October at LMRFF, Speers Point.

NPL YOUTH: Round 20

Newcastle Olympic vs Broadmeadow Magic on Saturday 24th October at Darling St Oval

U16s kick off at 3:00PM

U15s kick off at 1:00PM

U14s kick off at 11:00AM

U13s kick off at 9:00AM

SAP: Round 17

U9s Blue kick off at 9:00AM at Johnston Park vs Charlestown, on Saturday 24th October.

U9s White kick off at 9:00AM at Johnston Park vs Charlestown, on Saturday 24th October.

U10s White kick off at 12:15PM at LMRFF vs Mid Coast on Sunday 25th October.

U10s Blue kick off at 1:00PM at LMRFF vs Charlestown, on Saturday 24th October.

U11s White kick off at 5:00PM at LMRFF vs Newcastle SAP Girls on Thursday 22nd  October.

U11s Blue kick off at 10:00PM at The Gardens vs Wallsend on Sunday 25th October.

Source: Tom Tsamouras



WPL: Newcastle Olympic Women’s Premier League & Girls SAP Programme Coaches wanted

Current WPL Club Champions Newcastle Olympic FC are seeking expressions of interest for the following position for the 2021 season:

Women’s Premier League & Girls SAP Programme Coaches

 Expressions are to be emailed to:

Please ensure you outline current/previous coaching history.

Ideally, candidates should hold the current minimum coaching qualification, and be willing to undertake any necessary accreditation requirements.

All applications will be treated confidentially.

Any enquiries can be directed to:
Paul Devitis (WPL Technical Director) 0434 192 457
Alex Tagaroulias (Club Technical Director) 0497 897 716

source: Tom Tsamouras

NPL: Newcastle Olympic in with another chance against Maitland

Broadmeadow Magic vs Newcastle Olympic 3-1

Broadmeadow Magic are one game away from a grand final berth after downing arch rivals Newcastle Olympic 3-1 in an exhilarating qualifying final at Magic Park on Saturday night.

The latest edition of the derby shaped up to be a sensational game and the two sides delivered another quality spectacle.

Both sides looked destined to go into the break all square before Jarred Baker scored a long-range curler which nestled into the top corner to give Magic the lead at the break.

Magic were on their way when Sam Walker scored his goal in the 73rd minute with a great touch and finish before Mitch Rooke sealed the victory a few minutes later with a great solo run and strike.

Dino Fajkovic scored a late consolation goal for Olympic after great build up play by Kent Harrison but it was the red of Broadmeadow who progressed to the major semi-final.

Broadmeadow will take on premiers Edgeworth in a mouth-watering battle to determine the first grand finalist while Olympic will get another shot against Maitland.


NPL Northern NSW
1st Grade Broadmeadow vs Newcastle Olympic 3-1
Goal: Dino Fajkovic

Under 18s Newcastle Olympic vs Adamstown 1-0


Round 19: Edgeworth vs Newcastle Olympic

U16s Olympic won 2-0

U15s Olympic lost 1-0

U14s Olympic won 3-1

U13s drew 1-1

Source: Tom Tsamouras

NNSW WPL: Newcastle Olympic beat Warners Bay to win the Herald Women’s Premier League grand final

Newcastle Olympic completed what coach Harmonie Attwill described as “a fairytale” first season in Herald Women’s Premier League by sealing the premiership-championship double with a 3-2 win over Warners Bay at Macquarie Field on Sunday.

The grand final was tipped to be a thrilling affair with the league’s two most prolific goalscorers lining up in opposing sides in Jemma House for Olympic and former National Women’s Soccer League player Jen Hoy in Panthers colours. And they did not disappoint.

House has proven the difference on many occasions for Olympic this year and the classy striker produced another player of the match performance to set up the victory. She scored twice in the first half as the premiers took a 2-1 lead into the break then crafted the third as Olympic skipped out to a 3-1 lead before the Panthers struck back then applied a mountain of pressure.

“It was an excellent game,” Attwill said post-match. “Warners Bay played excellent. They were dangerous all over the park and very structured. It was hard to break them down but luckily we did.

“You can’t expect 10 opportunities in a grand final – they’re going to be few and far between. So it was more a matter of taking the opportunities when they came. Or if we felt like that weren’t happening, we really had to create. And credit to Jemma. I’ve said that about her before – if something’s not going her way she finds a way to make it. And I do think she was the difference for us today.”

The game was only five minutes old when House volleyed into the net from close range after Georgia Amess broke down right, beat the Panthers defence then crossed the ball into the box.

Hoy equalised in the 13th when she chipped an advancing Olympic goalkeeper Natalie Wiseman then sped away from the defence and buried the ball into the far corner.

House headed into the net from a Georgia Little corner in the 41st minute.

Wiseman parried away Hoy’s long-range shot in the 53rd before denying Annika D’Amico with a diving save to her right in the 57th.

Olympic midfielder Laura Hall scored with a tap-in in the 65th after House unleashed a long-range effort which hit the right post then the left before being pushed off the line by Panthers’ shot-stopper Ally Boertje.

Panthers midfielder Elodie Dagg scored in the 67th then came close to tying the game up in the 80th when her free kick was tipped over the bar by Wiseman. A long-range effort from Hoy was cleared off the line by Brooke Summers with five minutes remaining.

Warners Bay coach Craig Atkins was disappointed to lose but full of praise for a team he rebuilt this season after the departures of a host of talent.

“It was a fantastic effort from our girls and they showed why they deserved to be here,” Atkins said.

“They never gave up. They were fighting to the death and that’s the culture we’ve created this year. We’re looking forward to next year.

“We’ll celebrate the season tonight. No one expected us to be here but we did. We always had that belief.”

Earlier, Adamstown beat Olympic 2-1 to win the reserve-grade grand final, Merewether downed Olympic 4-2 in the 17s decider and United were 3-2 winners over Mid Coast in 14s.