HAMILTON Olympic coach Michael Bolch hopes the addition of Charlestown forward Daniel Bird is the final piece to their premiership puzzle for the 2016 Northern NSW National Premier League.
Bird, 24, signed with Olympic this week after five years and 100 games with Charlestown. The Central Coast product has been an integral part of the Blues attack and helped the club rise from the second-tier.
Bird said he “didn’t have the best year” in 2015 and was after a change. He will join former Blues teammates Kane Goodchild, Kyle Hodges and Joel Witherdin at Olympic, who finished third then runners-up to Edgeworth in the grand final.
Bolch believed Bird would complement the addition of former Kiwi international Leo Bertos in his squad, which has lost Jason Korotkich and Matt Harper.
“We lacked a bit of penetration in the final third last year,” Bolch said. “We had a good starting 11 but lacked a little bit off the bench, and Edgy showed last year that you need that depth.”
Hamilton Olympic FC is proud to formally announce that for the upcoming Football season, 2016 and beyond, THE PREMIER HOTEL, BROADMEADOW has become the venue that will host all functions held by the club.
Situated less than 5 minutes’ drive from the club’s home base at Darling Street Oval, the partnership between one of Newcastle “premier” hotels with one of the heavyweight clubs in the Northern NSW National Premier League is one that sees both parties excited about the recently completed affiliation.
Hamilton Olympic FC President, George Sofianos is certainly looking forward to the partnership. “All at the club are very excited to enter an agreement with such an iconic hotel that is one of the leaders in the Hunter in the entertainment field, providing great atmosphere, fantastic food and a venue that our club can host all our functions and after match get together. Hamilton Olympic FC look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with The Premier Hotel.”
The Premier Hotel spokesman, Chris Hills, is also looking forward to the association. “Everyone at the pub are really excited to meet the players, staff included to ensure a warm welcome at their new home away from home. It gives great pleasure to know that we have such a huge club with great history associated with such an iconic hotel as The Prem.”