Sydney FC re-signs talented trio

Sydney FC has signed young locals Terry Antonis, Sebastian Ryall and Rhyan Grant to two year contract extensions, keeping the talented trio at the Sky Blues until the end of the 2014/15 Hyundai A-League.

Sydney FC has signed young locals Terry Antonis, Sebastian Ryall and Rhyan Grant to two year contract extensions, keeping the talented trio at the Sky Blues until the end of the 2014/15 Hyundai A-League.

Recently capped Socceroo Antonis has opted to continue his development in Australia while Grant and Ryall, who were both part of Sydney FC-s 2009/10 Hyundai A-League Premiership/Championship, will move into their fifth and sixth seasons with the Sky Blues.

“I-m excited about signing again at Sydney FC,” Antonis said. “I started at the club when I was 16 and they have been very good to me. I want to continue my development in Australia before I think about any options overseas.

“I want to concentrate on my club football with Sydney FC and I-m happy this is sorted out so I can concentrate on the game against Newcastle and the rest of the season.”

Ryall, who became the first player in A-League history to win Championships at two different clubs, joined Sydney FC in 2009/10 after winning the 2008/09 title with Melbourne and had no hesitation in accepting an offer to stay with Sydney FC.

“I-m really happy to be staying at Sydney FC,” Ryall said. “Sydney FC is my home club, I-m passionate about playing for Sydney FC and wearing the shirt and I-m happy to be staying for another two years.”

Grant, who was a member of Sydney FC-s debut National Youth League club, was thrilled to have his future settled after enjoying a promising start to the 2012/13 season.

“I was part of the first youth team at Sydney FC and I-ve always loved playing for the club,” Grant said. “I didn-t want to play anywhere else and I-m happy the club wants me to stay as well. I want to work hard to drag us back up the ladder.”

Sydney FC Coach Frank Farina said the signing of the three youngsters was a boost for the Sky Blues.

“All three of the boys have done very well this year and they have impressed me since I arrived with their enthusiasm, commitment and obviously their ability on the pitch,” Farina said. “They are all local boys and have been at Sydney FC for a few years now so it-s great news they have agreed to stay at the club.”

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