Sydney FC Confirm First Pre-Season Fixture

Sydney FC have confirmed the first of their pre-season fixtures with the Sky Blues to take on Earlwood Wanderers in the Johnny Warren Community Challenge.

It will be the second version of the Challenge at Leichhardt Oval and will take place on Wednesday 20 July (kick off 7:30pm) following a successful first instalment in July 2015.

Sydney FC emerged emphatic 7-0 victors on that night with current Sky Blue Aaron Calver on the scoresheet, along with Sydney FC’s NPL top scorer this season Charles Lokolingoy.

The important community event will support the Johnny Warren Football Foundation ( and will provide a first opportunity for fans to see new signings Michael Zullo and Alex Wilkinson in action.

“It’s always good to get an early pre-season game under our belts and this match is a perfect opportunity to assess the squad and get minutes into the boys’ legs,” said Sydney FC Head Coach Graham Arnold.

“Pre-season is meant to be tough and I want to see the players tested ahead of our exciting FFA Cup game in Wollongong.

“It will also be a good first chance to see how our new additions interact with our squad in a match scenario, as well as introducing some of our younger players to the first team.”

Earlwood Wanderers FC Secretary, Vicki Belton-Crowe said: “The match brings the football family closer combining the Hyundai A-League and community level football, with a number of younger rising footballers having an opportunity to play against their A-League heroes.”

Entry to the match is $5 for adults with children under the age of 16 admitted free of charge. There will also be a ‘Ticket and Beanie’ offer (prices below) that helps to support the Johnny Warren Football Foundation.

Online Tickets: Online via

Tickets at Door: Adults: $5 or Family: $10 (2 Adults & 2 Child or more U16), Child: Under 16 Free

Tickets plus Johnny Warren Football Foundation Official Beanie Combo: Adults: $10 (includes JWFF Beanie), Family (2A + JWFF Beanie & 2C + JWFF Beanie): $30 and Child: $5 (includes JWFF Beanie)

UBW (Ultra Building Works Pty Ltd), Sydney-based construction and facility management company are inaugural Official Presenting Partner of the 2016 Johnny Warren Community Challenge Match.


Sydney FC v Earlwood Wanderers

Wednesday 20 July, 2016

7.30pm kick off

Leichhardt Oval


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