Western Sydney Wanderers FC have today confirmed their National Premier League 2 first team led by head coach Patrick Zwaanswijk.
Zwaanswijk has been named the head coach of the first team for the upcoming season, continuing his vital role in creating a stronger pathway between the Wanderers A-League team and Academy.
The last six months have seen Zwaanswijk work closely with both teams and will be supported by assistant coach Shaf Sagol as well as a variety of Wanderers Academy coaches.
The Wanderers have named another young squad this season with players such as Alessandro Lopane, Jarrod Carluccio, Mohamed Al-Taay, Dean Pelekanos, Lochlan Constable, and Ali Auglah all continuing their development at the Academy.
Head coach Patrick Zwaanswijk said he was looking forward to helping the players develop in the competition.
“I am very proud and excited to be the head coach of the Wanderers NPL 2 first team for the upcoming season,” said Zwaanswijk.
“I have worked closely with the group over the last six months and it has been fantastic to get to know them both on and off the pitch.
“It’s set to be another challenging season for the Red & Black in the competition as one of the youngest teams but we know that the players will greatly benefit from the opportunity.”
The Red & Black will kick-off their campaign tomorrow afternoon at Pluim Park against the Central Coast Mariners.
2021 NPL 2 Registered First Grade Squad
Goalkeepers: Daniel MARGUSH, Noah JAMES, Oliver KALAC, Jack WARSHAWSKY
Defenders: Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS, Tate RUSSELL, Thomas AQUILINA, Phillip CANCAR, Mark NATTA, Jarrod CARLUCCIO, Daniel WILMERING, Nectarios TRIANTIS, Alex BONETIG, Mohamed AL-TAAY
Midfielders: Jordan O’DOHERTY, Keanu BACCUS, Lochlan CONSTABLE, Dean PELEKANOS, Kosta GROZOS, Anthony LESIOTIS
Forwards: Alessandro LOPANE, Ali AUGLAH, Reuben AWARITEFE