Blacktown Spartans FC
|Full name||Blacktown Spartans Football Club|
|Ground||Blacktown International Sportspark,
Rooty Hill, Sydney
New South Wales, Australia
|Manager||Ben de Haan|
|Website||[www.bdsfa.com/spartans Club home page]|
The Blacktown Spartans Football Club are an Australian semi-professional association football club currently playing in the NSW Premier League, the top tier of association football in New South Wales and the 2nd tier including the fully professional top tier, the A-League. They are based in Blacktown, located in the Greater Western Sydney area of Sydney, New South Wales.
The Blacktown Spartans were formed in 2002 in the effort to field elite Youth Squads. Permission was granted to form a semi-professional team, and were included into the NSW State League Division Two, the then Third Division. In 2006 they were promoted to the NSW State League Division One after finishing first. After the 2010 season, they were promoted to NSW Super League.After finishing 1st in Super League in 2011 the club has been promoted to Premier League in 2012.
The 2010 season can be seen as successful for the Spartans, especially in the 2010 Waratah Cup as they have progressed to the semi-finals of the competition, and have been dubbed 'The Giant Killers' having knocked out Rockdale City Suns in Round 3, Sydney United in the Round of 16, and Granville Rage in the Quarter Finals to book a spot in the Semi-Finals against New South Wales Premier League side Marconi Stallions.
In 2010 the Spartans Women were promoted from the NSW Super League to the NSW Premier League after finishing on top of the Club Championship with all 5 teams making the semi finals. The Under 12's and Under 14's both won their respective Grand Finals.
Blacktown Spartans 2016 NPL NSW Men's 1 1st Grade Squad
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Youth League Staff
- Technical Director: Can Ozdemir
- Chairman: Dane Sim
- General Manager, Media and Communications: Daniel Lang
- Senior sporting staff
- Head Coach: Ben De Haan
- Assistant Coach: Anthony Mansueto
- Assistant Coach: Marty McCaffery
- Team Manager: Denis Nascimben