Sydney FC have claimed a record equalling third Westfield W-League Premiership following a 2-1 win over Melbourne Victory tonight at Cromer Park on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
The young Sky Blues – who have an average age of 22 years old – secured the win thanks to goals from Teresa Polias and Princess Ibini.
HIGHLIGHTS: Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory
It’s the club’s third Premiers Plate title, but a first in ten years since their 2009 and 2010-11 season triumphs.
It equals the three Premierships won by Brisbane Roar and Canberra United.
Captain Teresa Polias, who is the only player remaining from the last win, was overjoyed to have secured her second title.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling to have won this time and I’m so happy for all of the girls and for the club that we’ve achieved this,” she said.
“We have an amazing group of people, not just footballers, and I couldn’t have wished to have captained such a fabulous squad.
“We’ll enjoy this for now in the knowledge we still have a job to do in the finals series.
“We want to end the season with two trophies in our cabinet.
“I’d like to thank all of our Members and fans for coming out and giving us the backing we needed, as well as everyone who has supported us both inside the club and out.”
Head Coach Ante Juric wins his first Westfield W-League Premiership crown and paid tribute to his players and staff.
“It’s all down to the players and the great team around us,” he said.
“They’ve done a remarkable job this season and have achieved what I knew they were capable of.
“Thanks to everyone at the club for their help and support throughout the season.
“We’re not getting carried away as the job is not finished yet.
“The goal has always been to win the Grand Final and we want to have momentum leading into finals, so we’ll get straight back to it.”
The win represents Sydney FC’s 25th trophy / title as a club since inception across A-League, W-League, National Youth League and E-League competitions.