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 Adam Coleman
League NPL NSW
2015 9th
Website 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.

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 first 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 the 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 five teams making the semi-finals. The Under-12s and Under-14s both won their respective Grand Finals.

Current Squad[edit]

Blacktown Spartans 2017 NPL NSW Men's 1 1st Grade Squad[4]

Following the end of the 2016 season, the new management at the club, following on from previous, made the decision to not re-sign any first grade players and to spend no further money on the club outside the development of youth talent.

The entire Men's first team were advised in a dressing room discussion prior to the last game of the season.

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

No. Position Player

Youth league staff[edit]

  • Technical Director: Raul Blanco

Club officials[edit]

Management
  • Chairman: Adam Coleman
  • General Manager, Media and Communications: Paige Coleman
Senior sporting staff
  • Head Coach: Australia Luis Contigani
  • Assistant Coach: Australia To Be Confirmed
  • Assistant Coach: Australia To Be Confirmed
  • Team Manager: Australia To Be Confirmed

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
  4. ^ "Meet the Team". Blacktown Spartans FC. Retrieved 14 June 2016.