Sydney FC’s Foxtel Y-League side are full of emotions following their historic Grand Final win over #BigBlue rivals Melbourne Victory.
The 5-1 win seals an undefeated season for the Young Sky Blues, who bring back a third piece of silverware for Sydney FC following the Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League titles within the last year.
In a contest in tough conditions, striker Jordi Swibel credited the Young Sky Blues performance to cap off a stellar season.
“The boys were absolutely unbelievable.
“We’ve been great all year and testament to the hard work that the coaching staff and players put in behind the scenes,” he said.
“Our class outshone them and Sydney FC won again and it’s great to add another trophy to the cabinet.”
The win came about following years of dedication for the side and Head Coach Jimmy Van Weeren couldn’t be happier for how the team has transitioned over the years.
“It’s not just for me but it’s for the staff and players,” Van Weeren said.
“A lot of them started here in 2015 and it’s been a long five years with a lot of sessions.
“To see them start as youngsters when they were 12-13 years old to now when they’re 17-18 [years old] and win a competition like this it’s really rewarding for both players and staff,” he added.
Sydney FC broke another record during the game when they claimed their fourth youth league championship in the 33-year competition – the outright most of any other club but Van Weeren says he was relieved after the contest.
“I’m somewhat relieved and justified for the boys.
“After a few years with the club this is kind of the reward they deserve at the end of it,” he said.
Two goals within three minutes put the game beyond doubt for the Young Sky Blues and Swibel was at the midst of the celebrations as Marco Tilio scored their fifth of the day.
“It’s a great feeling to celebrate with the fans,” Swibel said.
“We can’t thank them enough for supporting us because we know it’s difficult coming down early but we’re all thankful for that.
“It’s just an amazing feeling,” he added.