Sydney Olympic entered last season as the newly promoted side but from the opening day showed they’d mix it with the best.
They were right in the mix and in the hunt for the Premiership moving into the final rounds of 2019 and then fell one step short of a grand final appearance in their debut season in the top tier.
A side full of stars was commanded by George Beltsos from the dugout who is expecting much of the same of his chargers in the new campaign.
“My expectation of the team is to play an attractive brand of football and do our best to win every game we take part in.”
That task has been made somewhat more difficult for Beltsos with some key players moving away from Peter Moore Field.
“We lost Kate Halaska and Dani Calvi who were integral parts of our squad for so many years and they will be missed.
Georgia Plessas and Panagiota Petratos have also made their moves away from Olympic and Beltsos acknowledges the void they have left.
“Both girls had great seasons for our club last year and scored around 20 goals between them.
“We have looked to replace those players and have signed players who want to be part of our famous club and have come here for the right reasons.”
The likes of star players Susan Phonsongkham and captain Teresa Polias headlining the squad will certainly push the Blues towards a finals series spot.
Cortnee Vine will be one to look out for as will other new recruits Taylor Ray, Julia Vignes not to mention star keeper Jada Whyman.
Australian youth international Shadeene Evans will also be a player that will spark up the Blues style in 2020.
There will also be some Japanese influence in the squad with Haruka Usada penning a deal at Belmore.
Olympic start their campaign away to the newly promoted APIA Leichhardt Tigers.
Major Signings: Haruka Usada, Cortnee Vine, Taylor Ray, Julia Vignes, Shadeene Evans, Charlotte McLean
Major Departures: Kate Halaska, Dani Calvi, Georgia Plessas and Panagiota Petratos.
Up and Coming Star: Angelique Hristodoulou
Player to Watch: Susan Phonsongkham