Gymea United FC is excited to be part of the Shire Premier League, now in its third season providing the Sutherland Shire with high level football competition for both men and women.

The club prides itself in being able to offer the local community the opportunity to participate in the great game of football ensuring people, young and old, can experience and benefit from the ‘beautiful game’. As one of Australia’s largest football clubs, Gymea United is family-oriented, friendly and committed to ensuring football is enjoyed by all ages and levels of experience. Whether you’re a beginner or a talented player, we have teams for everyone and offer a pathway program in being able to play at the highest of levels.

The Shire Premier League was created by the Sutherland Shire Football Association (SSFA) to provide a pathway within the local community for junior players to transition to high level competition at our doorstep.

Gymea United is proud in being able to offer two female teams in the Shire Premier League Womens (SPLW) competition to help establish its success, whilst also participating in the Shire Premier League Mens (SPLM) competition.

Shire Premier League Women’s Teams

Gymea United 1

Are a team of 16 exciting female footballers who are made up of a strong mix of established Gymea players with a sprinkling of new off-season arrivals.
Since last December, when we got together as a team for the first time until now, early March, the players have been hard at work getting the pre-season fitness work done. We have set ourselves some standards that we intend to follow. Standards such as keeping the ball and putting pressure on the opposition when they have it.
Last week, 3 med March, we played Scots FC in a trial game at Scarborough Park and showed that our pre-season is on track with a dominant performance. Our girls won 4-2!
We are excited to see how far we can go in the SSFA WPL Competition as well as the State Cup.
Please come along to see us play at Gymea Bay Oval during the season! You are sure to see some quality play and plenty of action.

Gymea United 2.0

After a large number of players from the 2023 second first grade side decided to travel or rest up, the club asked last year’s WPL1 coach to establish a new team literally from scratch having established the credentials of the WPL1 side over the last few years.
Purposeful selection of players ranging from young up and coming talent to well known and established experienced talent has seen GUFC field a second women’s first grade side in an effort to not only support the SPLW competition, but to create a pathway for women players in other grades and age groups to follow.
The major challenge facing the members of the totally new squad, is to learn each other’s style and coalesce as a team and the first hurdle is knowing each other’s names!
A Venn diagramme would have around 9 ‘bubbles’ none of which would intersect giving an insight into the diversity of the players, their backgrounds and time playing with one another being close to zero. Binding the team is a willingness to develop, learn and a level of enthusiasm rarely seen in a brand new team, if any team.

Already the players are supportive of each other and have a never say die attitude as displayed by our national women’s team the Matildas. A fun and enjoyable 2024 awaits everyone in the playing group.

Shire Premier League Men’s Team

The Shire Premier League Men’s competition consists of a squad of up to 36 players and is based on clubs having a first grade (PLM) team and reverse grade (PLR) team. All PLM and PLR matches are played at the same venue with PLR preceding the PLM team, with many matches across both men’s and women’s competition livestreamed.

The Gymea SPL squad has grown and developed over its three years, with this year being the most exciting yet. After the reserves successfully taking out the title in 2023 the squad has retained a large majority of the group with a few familiar faces returning.

Preseason has been promising, with our players integrating well into the team dynamic. This was followed with our impressive 3-1 victory over Engadine in round one having the boys feeling confident and motivated. The team is feeling exceptionally fit, thanks to rigorous training sessions and dedicated conditioning efforts. With this positive momentum, the boys are excited about the season ahead and optimistic about what we can achieve together.