Sydney FC bring W-League back to St George, shire

Back again: Sydney FC W-League captain Teresa Polias. Picture: John Veage
Back again: Sydney FC W-League captain Teresa Polias. Picture: John Veage

Sydney FC will return to St George and the Sutherland Shire this season, scheduling a number of W-League matches at Kogarah and Miranda.

The Sky Blues will host Melbourne Victory and Newcastle Jets at Jubilee Oval on November 25 and January 4 respectively.

Sydney FC will also welcome Brisbane Roar to Seymour Shaw Park on December 9.

The W-League season starts on October 25, with Sydney FC to face Western Sydney Wanderers at Marconi Stadium.

Jubilee Oval will become Sydney FC’s major temporary home after the club confirmed they would play seven A-League fixtures at Kogarah this season.

The Sky Blues announced in April they had committed to playing games at Jubilee Oval while Allianz Stadium undergoes renovations. 

But Sydney FC were initially to split seven matches between Kogarah and Leichhardt Oval, with the Sky Blues to remain based at Moore Park after securing a deal to play six of their 13 home games at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Now, the club will play the majority of home matches at Kogarah, with seven A-League games locked in.

Leichhardt will now host two matches, while the SCG will host the remaining four.

Meanwhile, St George football product Teresa Polias will add to her 101 appearances in the Sky Blue after signing a new two-year contract with the club.

The 28-year-old has led Sydney FC to two grand final appearances and have qualified for the finals every season under her charge.

“I can’t wait to get going this year,” she said.

“I’ve got nothing on my mind other than success and helping this team to the title. I really believe we can go one better this season.

“We’re putting together an exciting team and I’m looking forward to representing Sydney FC alongside these players.”

Sydney FC W-League head coach Ante Juric said he was pleased Polias had signed on.

“To have her help guide the girls with her experience will prove greatly beneficial to us,” he said.

“Teresa has been instrumental in our form in the past few seasons and it’s only right to once again have her on board.

“In all I believe we’ve got the makings of a fantastic squad this season.

“And with a few more additions from home and abroad we’ll certainly have the team capable of claiming silverware.”