Sydney FC defender Ellyse Perry will line up for the Sky Blues in Saturday’s Westfield W-League semi final against Brisbane Roar after a scheduling clash saw her having to choose between football and cricket commitments.
Sydney FC defender Ellyse Perry will line up for the Sky Blues in Saturday-s Westfield W-League semi final against Brisbane Roar after a scheduling clash saw her having to choose between football and cricket commitments.
The duel international has been able to juggle her football and cricket schedules with Sydney FC and Cricket NSW over the 2012/13 seasons until Saturday-s clash that sees Sydney FC play a W-League semi final and the NSW Breakers face Western Fury in the Twenty20 final.
“It was a truly difficult decision to make and certainly something that took a huge amount of thought and consideration,” Perry said.
“It-s such a privilege for me to be a member of both Sydney FC and the NSW Breakers and I am truly grateful to the support given to me by both Cricket NSW and Sydney FC.
“The opportunity to play for the team (Sydney FC) in this weekend-s semi final of the W-League is something that I am very much looking forward to.”
Perry-s decision has pleased Sydney FC W-League coach Alen Stajcic, who also sympathised with the situation Perry found herself in.
“It-s fantastic news that Ellyse will be playing for Sydney FC in Saturday-s semi final,” Stajcic said. “I know it-s a tough situation for her as both teams face important end of season games but her presence for us is certainly a boost as we take on our arch rivals Brisbane Roar.
“Ellyse has worked very hard this season to fulfil all of her training and playing commitments for Sydney FC and Cricket NSW and she was in a tough situation.”
Brisbane Roar v Sydney FC
Westfield W-League semi final
Queensland Sports and Athletic Centre
Saturday 19 January
3pm kick off (4pm Sydney time)
Sydney FC’s A-League side face another huge match as they bid to stay in Finals contention this Saturday evening against bottom of the table Wellington Phoenix. Kick off is at 5,30pm and tickets are priced at just $25 for adults from Ticketek. Let’s Stop The Phoenix Rising and take another step towards finals football!!