Sasho Petrovski and Illawarra Subway SAP up and running


Petrovski is one of many high profile football identities involved in Football NSW? newly established junior playing pathway system, Subway SAP, which aims at not only delivering the best football education for players but educating the wider football community in the methodology of coaching in the skill acquisition phase of youth development.
Petrovski, who made 124 appearances in the A-League, is recognised as one of the country?s most prolific strikers.
The Bankstown born forward really came to prominence after fruitful stints at both Parramatta Eagles (1996-1997) and Wollongong Wolves (1997-2001) in the NSL ? where collectively he scored an impressive 70 goals in 110 appearances.
Europe came calling soon after, with Petrovski signing for Danish club Viborg FF. After two seasons in Denmark, Petrovski returned to the NSL with Parramatta Power.
With the collapse of NSL and rise of the A-League Sasho Petrovski joined Sydney FC and was an integral member of the all concurring Dwight Yourke led Sky Blues which won the inaugural A-League title in 2005-06. After two seasons with Sydney FC, Petrovski signed for the Central Coast Mariners in 2007. After another fruitful two seasons in the country?s top flight, Petrovski signed for F3 rivals Newcastle Jets in 2009.
In 2011, Petrovski returned to his old stomping ground, playing for the South Coast Wolves (formerly Wollongong Wolves) in the NSW Premier League. Petrovski was an important member of Trevor Morgan?s squad, adding experience to what was an inexperienced and youthful squad.
Petrovski is extremely passionate about his footballing roots and apart from playing and coaching in the Illawarra area, Petrovski is also the Operations Manager of the South Coast Wolves.
Petrovski after his first session with the U10s Illawarra squad was extremely pleased with the initial response by the players.
?The squad is looking quite good; they?re extremely keen and enthusiastic? Petrovski stated.
On the Subway SAP program itself, Petrovski heaped praise on the programs rationale and goals ? in offering the best possible pathway for the states most elite players.
?The SAP program is a good foundation for player development.
?It?s great to see how the kids can respond to the training.
?The goal under the FFA Curriculum is to help elite kids learn the basics and improve their skills and development, and I think the SAP program does this.
?I am looking forward to the opportunity of working with Alex [Tobin] and catching up with many of the ex-players and other coaches involved in SAP.
Petrovski also heaped praise on the Illawarra region.
?Returning to area after being away for 10 years, the passion is still there? Petrovski stated.
?The Illawarra region, even from my days, has always had a great pathway in developing great players.
?Developing players such as Scott Chipperfield, Luke Wilkshire, Adam Federici and myself.
?SAP aims to continue developing the best young elite talent in the Illawarra region to be able to play for elite clubs like the Wolves, in Football NSW?s competitions, in the A-League, in Asia and in Europe.
On his playing future, Petrovski was optimistic, nevertheless was keen to pull on the Wolves jersey for another season.
?They want me to play again and I would love to play next season.
?It?s a great way to keep learning, keep developing, and continue gaining experience.?