In what has been billed as the clash of the Titans, the current club champions Sydney Magic PCYC take on the might of Campbelltown City Quake. This day will be highlighted with a charity match for the Johnny Warren Foundation with the likes of Craig Foster, Les Murray, Francis Awaritefe, Chi Chi Mendez, Brendan Renaud and Andy Paschalidis, rubbing shoulders with Futsal stars Sisko Filipovic, Erkin Osman, Brett Hewitt, Elliot Zwangobani, Danny Macor, Steven Knight & Adam Confoy.
Inner West Allstars will be looking for a good start to their season when they take on the strong Sydney City Eagles at the Sports Halls, Homebush. Sydney City were pipped by Sydney Magic in the club championship, so they will be looking to start the season on a good note with the anticipated highlight of the day being the Men’s encounter.
Mascot Vipers take on the surprise packets from last season Western Raiders. The Vipers will be looking to move up the club championship ladder this season while the Raiders will be out to prove they are genuine contenders for the club championship. Highlight of the day should be the Women’s game with Raiders the defending champions and Vipers recruiting well in the off season.
The newly promoted West City Crusaders play host to Hawkesbury Commodores. The Crusaders will be looking for a good start to the season and consolidate on their success of being crown Super League club champions. The Commodores will be trying to give the Crusaders a tough welcome to the Premier League. The game to watch will be the 16 Girls.
Last year’s Premier League Premiers and Champions
12 Boys Premiers : Mascot Vipers
12 Boys Champions : Sydney City Eagles
14 Boys Premiers : Sydney Magic PCYC
14 Boys Champions : Liverpool Fusion
16 Boys Premiers & Champions : Sydney City Eagles
13 Girls Premiers & Champions : Hawkesbury Commodores
16 Girls Premiers : Sydney Magic PCYC
16 Girls Champions : Campbelltown City Quake
Womens Premiers & Champions : Western Raiders
Youth Premiers & Champions : Campbelltown City Quake
Mens Premiers : Sydney City Eagles
Mens Champions : Sydney Magic PCYC
Super League round one Saturday 2th August 2008
In the Super League match of the round, see Sydney Benfica up against fellow title contenders Northern Beaches Breakers. Both clubs will be looking to start on a high note. Game of the night should be the Men’s clash with Benfica coming off a great victory in the 5 star pre season tournament and The Breakers will be looking to defend their victory in last season’s grand final.
The Parramatta Blueberries will be looking to start in a positive manner fresh from the merger with TeleChoice Premier League outdoor club Western Sydney Berries as they take on Greater Western Sydney Vikings. Both Clubs will be looking to move up the Club championship table this season. The women’s game should be the match of the day.
Dural Warriors play host to newcomers Botany Bay Pirates. The Pirates have a tough welcome to the Super League as they face last year’s runners up in the club championship and one of the early favorites to win promotion at the end of the season. The Men’s game will be a highlight with Dural’s Spanish style up against the Brazilian flare of the Pirates.
Fraser Park another new kid on the block will host Northern Tigers. Fraser Park will be hoping home court advantage will help start on the right note. The Tigers will be looking to move up the Super League ladder and build on last season mid table finish. All games will be interesting throughout the day.
South Coast Taipans will host Maccabi at the Illawarra Sports High School. Taipans had a successful last season and will be looking to push into the top three and be ready to pounce if the favorites should slip up. Maccabi will be ready to improve. With a season under their belts, they should move up the ladder and finish mid table. Match of the day will be the Men’s with Maccabi fresh from their experience at Maccabi games and South Coast will want to push for the top 5 this season.
Enfield Rovers play host to another new comer Sutherland Shire. Enfield will be looking to move forward in the club championship this year and will be looking for maximum points on the opening day. The Shire will be looking for a solid start after the experience of the 5 star Futsal tournaments under their belt and proved that they will be no easy beats this season. The 14 Boys game will be match of the day.
In the final match of the round Sydney University will host APIA Leichhardt Tigers. Sydney Uni is back after a year’s break for another shot at the Super League and will be looking to make round one a tough day at the office for APIA. The Tigers will be looking to improve on lasts years’ wooden spoon with a good start away from home. All games will be interesting throughout the day.
Last year’s Super League Premiers and Champions
12 Boys Premiers & Champions : South Coast FC
14 Boys Premiers & Champions : West City Crusaders
16 Boys Premiers & Champions : Enfield Rovers
13 Girls Premiers & Champions : Northern Beaches Futsal
16 Girls Premiers : Northern Beaches Futsal
16 Girls Champions : South Coast FC
Womens Premiers : West City Crusaders
Womens Champions : Northern Beaches Futsal
Youth Premiers & Champions : Dural Warriors
Mens Premiers & Champions : Northern Beaches Futsal
Source : Football NSW
Published : 17/9/2008