The two Futsal and Outdoor clubs work together to support both indoor and outdoor
Sydney Benfica FC and Sydney Olympic FC – Bring The World Of Football and Futsal Together!
Sydney Benfica Futsal Club in conjunction with SL Benfica (Portugal) have come to terms regarding an affiliation with Sydney Olympic Football Club. It what can only be described as exciting times for both clubs, the sports of football and futsal can only flourish with such an agreement in place.
For many a time, there has been a constant battle between the two codes. Hopefully, this successful affiliation will break down the barriers and will also encourage other clubs to follow suit.
Whilst both clubs have their own traditional origins, recent years, have seen both clubs adopt the name of Sydney into their identities. Australia is very much a multicultural society. Football/Futsal across the world has no boundaries.
Discussions between Graham Athanaseris, Nick Svinos, Lorenzo D’Addona and Mario Da Silva of both clubs, have been ongoing for the past year. The new affiliation will see both clubs run as they are, however supporting each other where possible. This will enable both sets of players to trial and if selected, represent both facets of the game.
Sydney Olympic FC will commence Summer Soccer with an added twist. Instead of running a 6-a side competition, the competition will be run under futsal rules. The affiliation will also enable the running of local competitions at a venue yet to be determined. Discussions also centered around, reaching out to grass roots and local schools as a means of development for all players and the sport.
With the FFA pushing the SSG, futsal is very much a way of life that many professional footballers have experienced. Futsal is very much a part of the FFA’s National Curriculum. It is the playground where many skills are harnessed.
Sydney Benfica FC and Sydney Olympic FC would like to wish all players, parents and officials, the best of luck in their respective competitions.