Sydney Olympic’s promising young goalkeeper Nick Sorras had a dream debut for the club when the Blues defeated arch-rivals Sydney United 58 last Sunday in the opening round of the rebooted National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s season.
The 22-year-old former Australian youth international has made it a point of his to make that number one jersey his own, and with keeping his first clean sheet of the season as well as making a string of great saves at Edensor Park, he has started on the right foot.
“It was great to get off to a winning start and of course pick up the clean sheet as well.
“The boys all worked hard during pre-season, so it was great to hit the ground running.
“Everyone at the club has been extremely welcoming. I came into the squad knowing a few of the boys previously so it made it easy to fit right in.”
One familiar NPL NSW Men’s figure keeping Sorras on his toes is former Blues number one and Olympic icon and now Goalkeeper coach Paul Henderson.
“Having a goalkeeping coach of Paul’s calibre has been fantastic.
“He’s constantly helping me improve with feedback and instilling his knowledge and experience of playing at the highest levels of the game in me.
“We work hard every time we step out onto the pitch and Hendo has become a great mentor for me.”
Olympic and newly appointed coach Ante Juric have stated their intentions of winning as many matches as possible this year with Sorras further indicating the club’s seriousness in doing well during this rebooted season.
“With the squad that we have we know that anything is possible really.
“Everyone is on the same page and we are working hard to achieve the objectives we have set as a team.
“Personally, take each game one at a time and give my very best each week.”
The Personal Trainer will be taking on a familiar side this Sunday as Olympic face a red-hot Sydney FC outfit at Lambert Park.
Sorras spent some time at the Sky Blues and knows that his side are in for a tough match against some of the best young talents in Australia with the game set to be streamed live and exclusive only on NPL.TV at 5pm.
“The team and myself will be treating the game just like any other.
“It will be good to see a few old faces from my time at the club, but all concentration and focus will be on the match itself.
“We know we will be in for a good match come Sunday as they’ve come from a good win against the Wanderers.”
Nick’s not the first Sorras to have worn the famous Sydney Olympic jersey.
His father George, a quality defender, wore the Blue and White jersey proudly during the National Soccer League days.
Young Nick is hoping he too can follow in the footsteps of his father, making a name for himself at the club.
“My father is happy to see me progressing.
“I’m extremely proud to play for a club like Sydney Olympic and look forward to playing as many games for the club as possible.”