Sydney FC are Liberty A-League Premiers for a record-breaking 4th time to become the most successful club in Women’s league history.
The Sky Blues are the second team to successfully defend the title since their Sydney FC counterparts retained the Premiership in 2009 and 2010.
Ante Juric’s squad wrapped up the record-breaking achievement after defeating Adelaide United 1-0 this afternoon leaving the Sky Blues two points clear at the end of the regular season.
It’s a remarkable achievement for the young, mostly Australian squad, with an average age of 22.
Head Coach Ante Juric said: “It’s been a fantastic season by the squad. We have worked hard and deserve this Premiership.
“We have been consistent in our levels of performance, which is a credit to the attitude of these girls.
“It is hard to continually be successful and always be at the top, as everyone steps up against us and wants to beat us. We embrace this and know it’s a privilege to be in this situation.
“For the club to win the Premiership for a second straight year is a great achievement and a rare achievement.
“We know there is more to do and more to achieve as we prepare for Finals, but we are focussed and driven to keep working hard to succeed.”
Sydney FC have now won the competition more times than any other club, having moved clear of Canberra United and Brisbane Roar on three titles.
They are also clear on seven major Liberty A-Leagues Women’s titles (3 x Champions, 4 x Premiers) surpassing the six won by Melbourne City.
Rookie Captain Natalie Tobin lifts her fourth trophy with Sydney FC and her first as skipper in her debut season.
“It’s been overwhelming,” she said. “I couldn’t have imagined a better season in terms of the success we’ve had, as well as going on a nine-game clean sheet record. It’s pretty incredible.
“Our squad has gelled brilliantly this year and really gets along so well; the team spirit is second to none.
“We’ve an average age of 22 in the squad and for these girls to carry that expectation of going back-to-back is phenomenal.
“It’s pretty special to do four and it’s a great record to have but ultimately our goal this year is to win the Championship.
“It has been a few years since we’ve won it and that’s what we will focus on now.”
Sydney FC will face Melbourne City next weekend in a semi-final with the winner going straight into the Grand Final in three weeks time.