Gymea United FC is excited to be part of the Shire Premier League, now in its second 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
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Is a hybrid team formed with new players and a core of long serving GUFC members. All the players have played a minimum of “A” grade or above throughout their career. This year we have six new players to the returning squad from the 2022 season which saw us lose to St Pat’s in a PSO in the Grand Final. That has presented challenges for the team through learning playing style, positional play as well as getting to grips with set pieces – all of which takes more time than a team and/or coach would wish however it has enhanced the options across the field and added a level of flexibility that as the season progresses and the players all ‘learn’ each other’s game, should become a handy characteristic. The worst part, which is nice to a degree really, is working out the starting line-up! Quality options across the squad.
Careers range from trainee pilot, teachers, nurses through architects, students in engineering to professional dancer and national water polo representatives. All know each other through playing together, playing against each other or friends outside football.
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.
Having played finals football in its inaugural season, the Gymea United premier league squad has a mixture of senior players and a large contingent of young players, some in their teenage years developed through the Gymea United pathway program. They are developing into a well bonded, strong and skillful squad whilst continuing to participate in the community assisting junior teams with their development throughout the season.
The Gymea United premier league men’s squad is well coached by two experienced coaches with a wealth of knowledge and a passion for not only success, but also in helping the Gymea United Football Club and the community as a whole, enjoy the game of football. Whether you’re a player or a spectator, there is enjoyment to be experienced watching Gymea United SPL teams play at their two home grounds Kareela Oval, and what has become a daunting cauldron for visiting teams, Gymea Bay Oval.