Sydney FC will have another trophy to challenge for this season, with the APL launching a Club Championship that will bring alignment to A-League and W-League quests for glory.
The new title will be awarded to the club (not the team) with the most combined points at the end of the men’s and women’s seasons, with the new trophy designed to bring together fans of the men’s and women’s games.
Sydney FC A-League Head Coach Steve Corica said the new Club Championship was a great sign of unity and another title to further cement the Sky Blues’ status as the most successful club ever.
“Anything new is always exciting and it’s another opportunity to win something for our club,” Corica said.
“It’s a great way to bring even more unity to our senior male and female squads and to have a common goal.
“It will also give our Members even more reason to maintain an interest in both the A-League and W-League squads.
“I’m looking forward to joining with Ante and taking on the challenge.”
W-League Head Coach Ante Juric echoed Corica’s sentiments and said it would be exciting competing with the Sky Blues’ A-League squad and sharing in the same glory.
“This is an exciting opportunity to compete with Sydney FC’s men and share dominance across the leagues,” Juric said.
“I’m excited by the Club Championship and the opportunity to continue Sydney FC’s long standing tradition of success in the W-League and beyond.
“I’m sure this new trophy will unite Members and fans of both competitions and we’ll see plenty of support this season and beyond.”
The new Club Championship competition, combing results across the A-League and W-League and running concurrently with their seasons, will kick off for Season 2021/22.