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Feb 13, 2024   |  5:35PM AET

NPL Squad Revealed

NPL Squad Revealed

The New South Wales National Premier League season returns this weekend and Sydney FC will be giving some of the most talented youngsters the chance to play at the state’s best level.

The NPL is the regionalised 2nd tier of Australian football and the Sky Blues Academy compete against teams based in the Greater Sydney and Illawarra region.

This season, Sydney FC will play their home games at Rockdale Illinden Sports Centre and will go through the 30 week competition, playing 15 home matches and 15 away matches. The top six at the conclusion of the regular season will qualify for the Finals series and compete for the Championship.

Matty Scarcella celebrates with Clayton Taylor from last season’s NPL

Last season, with a very young side, the Sky Blues finished 6th which was a fantastic achievement considering the number of players that departed halfway through the campaign. This time around, Sydney FC have an even younger side and will be in for tough matches each week.

The goal of the NPL season for Sydney FC is always to develop players to their maximum potential and this will be the case again. With plenty of players eligible for U16’s and U17’s playing first grade this season, Head Coach Jimmy van Weeren knows the task ahead will be tough.

READ MORE: JIMMY VAN WEEREN PREVIEWS THE SEASON

The team will be led by Jimmy van Weeren again

St George FC and Hills United both made the leap from FNSW League One to NPL this season with Bulls Academy and Mt Druitt Town Rangers being relegated. Last season, APIA Leichhardt won the title above Rockdale in second by six points.

This season’s NPL squad will contain a couple of the younger members of the Isuzu UTE A-League team along with plenty of talented youngsters who have come through the Academy.

NamePositionDOB
Nathan AMANATIDISAttacker23/01/2006
Jacob BRAZETEAttacker20/01/2006
Bailey CALLAGHANAttacker10/09/2005
Joseph CALUSICDefender13/03/2004
Zac DE JESUSDefender04/02/2006
Marin FRANCEAttacker01/02/2007
Oscar FRYERMidfielder16/04/2006
Mitchell GLASSONAttacker04/05/2006
Gus HOEFSLOOTGoalkeeper13/03/2006
Wataru KAMIJOMidfielder17/04/2006
Will KENNEDYMidfielder14/02/2005
Joe LACEYAttacker22/06/2007
Noah MATIEDefender10/01/2007
Lachlan MIDDLETONMidfielder22/02/2006
Hayden MATTHEWSDefender19/06/2004
Richard NKOMODefender02/06/2007
Adam PAVLESICGoalkeeper30/07/2002
Tiago QUINTALAttacker16/06/2006
Dylan ROSEMidfielder20/04/2006
Matthew SCARCELLAMidfielder04/03/2004
Tyler WILLIAMSDefender22/12/2007
Joe Lacey
Dylan Rose
Joseph Calusic

This weekend, Sydney FC will travel to NWS Spirit FC to take on their local Macquarie rivals in the first game of the new season on Saturday night.

For the full fixture list, please click here.

Tickets Prices

This season access to Sydney FC Academy home matches will be ticketed with prices as follows:

Adults: $15
Concessions: $10
Under 16’s: Free

Tickets can be purchased at the gate and payment is via card only.

We look forward to tracking the progress of the new generation of Sydney FC stars as they compete against the best the state has to offer.