Sydney kicks-off Port Preparations

After making the trip north on Wednesday afternoon, Sydney FC had its first look at the venue for Sunday’s friendly game against the Newcastle Jets today (Thursday), with Vitezslav Lavicka’s men put through their paces during a cold and wet training session on field number two at Port Macquarie’s Regional Sports Stadium.


After making the trip north on Wednesday afternoon, Sydney FC had its first look at the venue for Sunday-s friendly game against the Newcastle Jets today (Thursday), with Vitezslav Lavicka-s men put through their paces during a cold and wet training session on field number two at Port Macquarie-s Regional Sports Stadium.

The Sydney team spent two hours on the training field, starting the session under blue skies but finishing in heavy rain.

“Difficult conditions for the preparations, for the training but I am very happy (with) professional approach of the players and all members of our team,” said Coach Lavicka. “Today was very hard work session and I was happy, I was satisfied.”

The Sky Blues will spend three days training in Port Macquarie ahead of Sunday-s Hyundai A-League trial, with the coach saying the camp is an important part of his side-s build-up to the new season.

“We have only one camp out of Sydney, I think is short but important because every day is a chance to build up the team, every session is a chance to improve our performance,” explained Lavicka. “This game against Newcastle is very important part of our preparations, I am looking forward to it. (It is) another step to be better.”

There is just a month remaining until kick off in Version 5 of the Hyundai A-League, but the Sydney FC mentor is in no rush to settle his starting side.

“Still its only pre season, we looking for some details on the lineup, try some players in different positions, I cannot say now,” said Lavicka.

Sydney FC-s friendly against the Newcastle Jets will be played at the Regional Sports Stadium in Port Macquarie at 2pm on Sunday.

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