Sydney FC’s desire to become more stable has been significantly boosted with the re-signing of experienced defender Pascal Bosschaart for the next two seasons, tying him to the Sky Blues until April 2014.
Sydney FC-s desire to become more stable has been significantly boosted with the re-signing of experienced defender Pascal Bosschaart for the next two seasons, tying him to the Sky Blues until April 2014.
The affable Dutchman has been a revelation in the heart of the Sydney FC defence in his inaugural Hyundai A-League season and has been central to the club-s cultural change off the pitch.
“I am very pleased to be staying at Sydney FC for another two years,” Bosschaart said. “Since I have arrived in Sydney everyone at the club has been tremendous for me and my family. We have been made to feel welcome, I love playing for the club, I love living in Sydney and I am very happy to stay at Sydney FC.
“I enjoy going to work every day, Sydney FC has a very good group of players, a professional staff and facilities and everyone at the club is united together.”
Sydney FC coach Vitezslav Lavicka was thrilled that Bosschaart has committed himself for another two years to the Sky Blues.
“Pascal has been a very important player for Sydney FC this season,” Lavicka said. “He has been very strong with Megsy (Michael Beauchamp) and is a leader, a hungry player, on the pitch and in the dressing room.”
Bosschaart-s decision to stay at Sydney FC is a coup for the Sky Blues on and off the field with CEO Dirk Melton lauding the work the Dutchman has done as part of the Community Program, as well as his performances on the pitch.
“Pascal has been great for us on the pitch, there is no debating that fact, but it is his character and dedication off the pitch that was a huge part of our desire to keep him at the club for another two years,” said Melton. “We are trying to build something at Sydney FC and the way Pascal has embraced the club-s values and taken to the Community work has been a credit to him as a person.”
Bosschaart-s decision to pledge his future to Sydney FC comes as the Sky Blues prepare to take on Melbourne Heart at the Sydney Football Stadium on Thursday night with second place up for grabs for the victor.
Sydney FC goes into the match on the back of a four-game undefeated streak, a feat matched by the Heart, who have won four straight games to move into second place on the ladder - just two points in front of Sydney FC.
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