Sydney FC's fixtures for the Foxtel Y-League 2018/19 season have been confirmed, with Football Federation Australia (FFA) releasing the full draw for the season on Monday.
The Sky Blues' kick off their season away against Newcastle Jets, before a bye in Round 2, with Sydney Derbies in Round 4 and Round 10 sandwiching exciting ties against Central Coast Mariners, Canberra United and the Newcastle Jet at home at Lambert Park, Leichhardt.
Once again, the Foxtel Y-League will see ten clubs divided into two conferences; Conference A (Adelaide United, Brisbane Roar FC, Melbourne City FC, Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory) and Conference B (Central Coast Mariners, Canberra United, Newcastle Jets, Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers FC).
Within each conference, the teams will play each other twice over 10 rounds (4 home / 4 away – 8 matches and 2 byes per team).
The Foxtel National Y-League 2018/19 Season will commence on the weekend of 10/11 November 2018, with the top team from each conference to meet in the Foxtel Y-League 2019 Grand Final on the weekend of the 2/3 February 2019.
FFA’s Head of Leagues, Greg O’Rourke, believes that the Foxtel Y-League plays an important role in the Australian Football ecosystem.
“Having a strong Foxtel Y-League helps complement the football development of Australia’s best youth footballers who also play in their respective local National Premier Leagues competitions during the winter months.
“This competition not only allows the best youth footballers to test themselves against their age-group peers from around the country, it also allows them to learn from, and play with, Hyundai A-League players who are either returning from injury or who need match minutes,”
“The Foxtel Y-League is the perfect stepping stone for our most talented players who aspire to play in the Hyundai A-League and become heroes in their own right,” concluded O’Rourke.
Sydney FC's Foxtel Y-League squad for the 2018/19 season will be confirmed in the coming days.