Newly promoted side Parramatta FC have earned their place back into the PS4 NSW NPL Men’s 1 competition for the 2015 season.
Coach Franco Consentino understood that a lot of hard work and positive results were needed in keeping the club in NSW’s top flight.
“It will be a tough year there’s no doubt about that and we’ll have to do our best in what will be a competitive season.
“It’s a relatively young team with a low budget and our aim is to do our best, hopefully survive and build on that the following year.”
Parramatta FC did well in the inaugural Westfield FFA Cup last season, unfortunately getting knocked out to Victorian outfit St Albans Saints in the Round of 32.
“We can use the Westfield FFA Cup and learn from the experience as it was certainly one that really captivated the sqyad.
“It was fabulous to have been part of the first ever Cup especially with the healthy crowd that turned up at Melita Stadium.
Parramatta have looked to strengthen their squad from last season and have done so with no less than nine new squad members.
Former St George FC striker Juan Chavez joins the Reds attack, as well as David Gullo and Marco Sama.
Nikodin Matic makes a return to the PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 1 league and will provide stern competition to Luke Turnbull for the number one place.
Another handy addition to the roster will be the return of Luke Grima from injury.
Consentino added that he has been pleased with the recruitment process.
“We have a good group of players that will work for each other.
“We have good youngsters in David Gullo, Josh Symons and Marco Sama who can change a game on their own which can very useful.”
The Parramatta boss also heaped praise on the club stalwarts Patrick Gatt and Matthew Clowes.
“Patrick Gatt and Matthew Clowes will be there and they were a major reason behind us getting promoted.”
Consentino also spoke about who he believes will pose as a surprise in the competition.
“The South Coast Wolves and Naz (Nahuel Arrate) will fly under the radar.
“He coaches the way he plays, he never gives up and is a true winner.”
2015 signings: Marco Sama, David Gullo, Nikodin Matic, Juan Chavez, Aram Tayebi-Derazkala, Steven Wright, Roberto Speranza, Andrew Vais, Tommy Cirjak
-By Nikola Pozder