Newcastle Olympic take on Manly FC in the Battle of the Griffiths

Newcastle Olympic FC begin their 2021 campaign with a trial match this Saturday afternoon , 23rd January at Darling Street Oval. The team are in their third week of training under new head coach, Joel Griffiths. Both Joel and assistant coach Glen Chapman have been working the team diligently, and the boys are looking forward to their first hit out of the year.

Their opponents on Saturday will be Manly FC, who are one of the leading clubs in the Sydney NPL competition.

Coached by Adam Griffiths, Joel’s twin brother, sibling rivalry will no doubt make it an interesting evening. Added to that, younger brother Ryan will step out in the colours of Olympic for the first time on Saturday.

All three brothers are ex- Socceroos, and all played with the Newcastle Jets, with the twins being part of the Grand Final winning team of 2008.

Matches are: This Saturday, 23rd January at Darling Street Oval  

2.00pm Newcastle Olympic FC v Manly FC Reserve Grade

4.00pm Newcastle Olympic FC v Manly FC 1st Grade

Full canteen facilities available.

Source: Tom Tsamouras

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