Sutherland Sharks U15?s take out the Australian Manchester Premier Cup


The Sharks booked a place to face New Zealand side East Coast Bays with the winner flying to Manchester to be part of the Manchester Premier Cup.
158 teams competed nationwide with the winners of the 5 separate zones all being invited to Victoria for the National Titles played over two days, Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of April.
The Sutherland Sharks played 2 matches on Saturday against Campbelltown City from South Australia, winning 2-0) and then hold Victorian based side FC Bulleen Lions to a 2-2 draw on their home ground.
On Sunday the Sharks played Queensland outfit Logan Holme FC, winning 5-1 and then two hours later played Northern NSW side North Coast breezing to a comfortable 4-0 victory.
Sutherland were then drawn against the Bulleen Lions in the final as both clubs remained undefeated during the two-day tournament. The hungry young Sharks squad showed that they meant business and wanted that play-off against Kiwi side East Coast Bays and came with the goods after a 3-0 win.
Sharks coach Ivan Blazevic was delighted with his young chargers? performance and was full of praise of his U15?s squad.
?The final was the best football that we have been able to put together so far, with every member of the squad making a positive and dangerous contribution. The three superbly developed and finished goals were only matched by our commitment to keeping a clean sheet.
?The final score of 3-0 was a reflection on the hard work put in by all and the commitment to each other, which this squad has. We know that this commitment and attitude are a must, if you want to succeed in football.
?I hope that every player in the NSW Premier Youth League knows that the Sharks under 15s are representing all of us and I hope all of us are there, to support them against New Zealand.?
The Manchester Premier Cup is an annual worldwide competition for the under 15s who play in the highest league in the eligible regions. Worldwide 9,400 teams are competing in this prestigious Tournament.
The Sharks will play the New Zealand winners East Coast Bays, at Seymour Shaw with the winner securing a place in the final 20 Teams worldwide who will travel to Old Trafford, Manchester for an opportunity of a life time to compete against the world?s best.
Sutherland Sharks U15 Squad
1. Antonio Anic
2. Thomas Whiteside    
3. Francois Sayegh      
4. Stefan Sacilotto       
5. Mitchell Farmer         
6. Spiridion Kakavelis   
7. Max Burgess
8. Aaron Baker 
9. Chris Ikonomidis       
10. Chris Naumoff        
11. Nicholas Olsen       
12. Luke McCosker       
13. Oliver Close
14. John Marantos        
15. Maxx Creevey         
16. Lukas Stergiou                                
Team Officials             
Coach – Ivan Blazevic   
Manager – Don McNeice