Blacktown Spartans FC

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Blacktown Spartans
Logo of Blacktown Spartans FC
Full name Blacktown Spartans Football Club
Founded 2002
Ground Blacktown International Sportspark,
Rooty Hill, Sydney
New South Wales, Australia
Chairman Dane Sim
Manager Ben de Haan
League NPL NSW
2013 9th

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.

History[edit]

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 the most 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,[1] Sydney United in the Round of 16,[2] and Granville Rage in the Quarter Finals[3] 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 both won their respective Grand Finals.

Current Squad[edit]

Blacktown Spartans 20134 NSWPL 1st Grade Squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Carlos Saliadarre
2 Australia DF Luke Austin
5 Australia DF Luka Dukic
10 Australia DF Manny Giannaros
3 Australia DF Nathan Millgate
17 Australia DF Keiran Dalton
18 Australia DF Zachary Freeburn
4 Australia DF Brett Studman
10 Italy MF David Gullo
19 Australia MF Reid Taylor
14 Australia MF Jacob Ott
41 England MF Kingsley Williams
8 Australia MF Raymond Miller
7 Australia MF Philip Makrys
6 Australia MF Gregory Kondek
13 Australia MF Corey Biczo
 ? Australia FW Tomislav Cirjak
9 Australia FW Elsid Barkhousir

Youth League Staff[edit]

Policy

Club Officials[edit]

Management
  • Chairman: Dane Sim
  • General Manager, Media and Communications: Daniel Lang
Senior sporting staff
  • Head Coach: Australia Ben De Haan
  • Assistant Coach: Australia Mark Walker

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.footballnsw.com.au/index.php?id=17&tx_ttnews[pS]=1272636000&tx_ttnews[pL]=2678399&tx_ttnews[arc]=1&tx_ttnews[pointer]=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=3776&tx_ttnews[backPid]=455&cHash=936d8cd182
  2. ^ http://www.footballnsw.com.au/index.php?id=17&tx_ttnews[pointer]=14&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=3853&tx_ttnews[backPid]=16&cHash=df554f7230
  3. ^ http://www.footballnsw.com.au/index.php?id=17&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=3961&tx_ttnews[backPid]=76&cHash=010246032d