NATIONAL SECOND DIVISION – UPDATE
Olympic FC is pleased to announce that our club has submitted an Expression of Interest in becoming part of the new National Second Division competition being proposed by the FFA to commence in 2024.
The new initiative gives all clubs an opportunity to compete in a new competition which helps develop young talent for the national stage and it gives clubs aspiring to play at the highest level an opportunity to match their clubs against other well-known clubs within Australia.
Our President, Mr Peter Ioannidis said that “These are exciting times for all involved with football in Australia. This is a great opportunity for clubs to showcase their wares on a national stage and it gives another group of young players an opportunity to become professional players and experience life as a professional playing football as a living”.
“Despite initial reports by Optus Sports on Friday 3 March, over thirty-two teams Australia wide have now completed an EOI to be considered as a potential successful applicant into this new competition. If selected, we would be playing against clubs with a larger national pedigree than us but a challenge we would relish.”
“Imagine the crowds that will come and watch clubs like Melbourne Croatia play against Olympic. What an atmosphere this would create on a fortnightly basis for those people that love their football. The last time Olympic met the Melbourne Knights in 2014 was in a round of 32 FFA Cup game at Goodwin Park which drew a crowd of almost 4000 people. It was a great night of football.”
We believe that our EOI is good enough to push Olympic into the next round of applications. We are looking forward to the opportunity to further expand on our EOI and show the FFA selection panel why Olympic should be part of this new competition.
We know we have the support of the Greek community and our club community, and they are all excited about being a part of this submission and all that it entails moving forward. We strive to give our members and supporters every opportunity to be part of any competition or event that best highlights the qualities of our club.