After six rounds of National Premier Leagues NSW Women’s action, Sydney Olympic’s gun marksman Cortnee Vine has developed into one of the competition’s most lethal goal machines scoring six goals in what’s been a dream start to the rebooted competition with the Blues.
“I’m really loving being at Sydney Olympic, the coaching staff and the players have been fantastic and so welcoming, I’m feeling very settled within the team.
“A lot of the girls this year haven’t played together so I think it’s taken us a couple of rounds as a team to understand each other and gel but I can tell we are getting better as each week passes by.
“Our round six match against the Northern Tigers just showed how talented the players at Sydney Olympic are. We had players playing in different positions, positions they haven’t played in for a very long time and some players learning how to play new ones as well. It makes me very excited to be playing with such a talented team.
“It’s great to know that a lot of the girls I’m playing with in the current NPL NSW Women’s competition, I’ll be playing with as teammates at Sydney FC in the upcoming W-League season.”
Currently leading the Golden Boot chart alongside Football NSW Institute’s Bryleeh Henry, Vine has been very impressed with the standard of the NPL NSW Women’s competition as well as the amount of talented players running around at various clubs.
“I have to say that the standard of the NPL NSW Women’s competition this year has been great.
“Many of the clubs have some new faces that haven’t played in the league before and I think that’s really made a difference to the quality of the competition.
“Also having eleven rounds has made each match a lot more intense.
“It feels like every game is a Grand Final and it also feels like every team this year is in the running to take part in this year’s final series, it’s ultra competitive and tight.”
The 22-year-old former Peninsula Power junior is hoping that prior to donning the Sky Blues kit in the W-League in the new year, she will be taking part playing for some silverware this season.
“Our expectation as a team this year is to be Premiers and to win the Grand Final. I expect nothing less from our Girls.
“My own personal objective is to have fun and enjoy playing with a great team – Oh and win some silverware of course.”
Vine and co will be on show this Sunday evening at Lynwood Park as Olympic travel to Rams territory set to face Macarthur at 6:30pm.
The former Australian Under 20’s international understands that the Blues will be in for a tough match against a side hoping to get back to winning ways, recently reeling from a 6-1 devastating loss at the hands of the Football NSW Institute last weekend.
“Macarthur Rams have a very experienced team, they always put up a fight so it’s definitely not going to be an easy match.
“It’s great that we will be closing the round on Sunday night so I am eagerly looking forward to game day hoping I can do my bit in helping our team achieve victory taking all three points back to Belmore.”