Players and coaches usually steal the headlines in football, but for this year’s PlayStation4® National Premier Leagues New South Wales Men’s Heritage Round, Blacktown Spartans wants to recognise two of its most committed members.
They have not kicked a ball for the club, but they have ensured that those that do – and those that simply go to Blacktown Football Park to support – never go hungry.
Maree Toomey and Michelle Cadorin are synonymous with the Spartans.
Though the club is not the league’s most storied club and does not boast the national league experience of some of its competitors, the Spartans have always been a vibrant and active member of the state football in New South Wales.
The club’s history under many names goes back years and years.
From the early days of playing out of Francis Park in Blacktown, up to the modern era at Rooty Hill, Maree and Michelle have been involved, ensuring no one in the ground ever goes hungry.
More than just the Spartans, the contribution of these two women has touched the entire Blacktown and District Football Association.
They have been a part of the fabric of football in Blacktown for many-a-year and while they have seen many coaches and players come and go and endured ups and downs of form on the park, their enthusiasm for the club and Blacktown football in general has never diminished.
Whatever is happening off the pitch, you can always count to see Maree and Michelle’s cheeky smile in the canteen.
Truly, they encapsulate everything that is special about football and its strength in the local community – as well as the volunteers and dedicated members who support football at this level.
Without these two Super Spartans, football in Blacktown just would not be the same.
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Heritage Round – Saturday 28 May 2016
6:30pm – Sutherland Sharks v Manly United – Seymour Shaw
7pm – Bonnyrigg WE v Rockdale City Suns – Bonnyrigg Sports Centre
7pm – Hakoah Sydney City East v Wollongong Wolves – Hensley Athletic Field
Heritage Round – Sunday 29 May 2016
3pm – Sydney Olympic v APIA Leichhardt Tigers – Belmore Sports Ground
3pm – Parramatta FC v Blacktown Spartans – Melita Stadium
4pm – Sydney United 58 v Blacktown City – Sydney United Sports Centre