Sydney Olympic will begin their 2018 season campaign with a trip interstate to tackle old foes Heidelberg United FC, in a pre-season clash at Olympic Village on Saturday, February 10. Kick-off at 5:00pm. Heidelberg will host Olympic almost 23 years to the day since the Sydney side last came to Olympic Village back in 1995, when both clubs were storied rivals in the old NSL era.
The already much anticipated revival of the Heidelberg v Olympic rivalry has excited Heidelberg’s 2017 treble winning coach, George Katsakis.
“Two great clubs and two great teams, so we couldn’t ask for a better way to start the new campaign”, said Katsakis.
“It will be a great opportunity to gauge where we are at going into 2018”.
“But it will also be marvelous to host Olympic once again after all these years and no doubt it will bring back some wonderful memories for some of older supporters”.
Sydney Olympic FC CEO, John Boulous, is hoping to turn the fixture into an annual event.
“We will work with Heidelberg to make this match an annual event and the following season welcome them to Sydney” Boulous explained.
“The squad is looking forward to getting away together to play against the NPL champions, it will be tremendous pre-season tour to allow the squad to continue to bond as well as test themselves against Heidelberg United who experienced a very successful season in 2017 and like us share a wonderful tradition”.
“We would anticipate many fans of both clubs to turn out and watch the two former NSL club’s play and enjoy a great match”.
The Olympic squad will travel to Melbourne on Friday 9 February and undertake a training session on Friday afternoon
ahead of the much-anticipated fixture the following day.
Sydney Olympic will be put to the test, with Heidelberg still rejoicing in their 2017 season success