The PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW 2017 Season was launched by Football NSW at Waterview in Bicentennial Park on Wednesday where media and representatives from the NPL community attended.
A cocktail function for 150 guests with Master of Ceremonies and Fox Sports’ very own Simon Hill took control of proceedings which also included representatives from all Football NSW National Premier League Clubs, FFA, Hyundai A-League and W-League clubs, Major Sponsors, and Managing Director of Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia, Michael Ephraim, celebrated the fifth year of the National Premier Leagues in NSW.
There were also cameo appearances from a couple of ex-Socceroos with Paul Okon, Ante Covic, David Zdrilic and Gerry Gomez on hand to support the competition as well as former Socceroos coach form the famous 1974 World Cup squad, Rale Rasic.
The 2017 season will again see the National Premier Leagues benefit from the association with PlayStation4 with the powerhouse sponsor throwing its full support behind grassroots football in Australia.
“I’ve often been quoted as stating PlayStation’s passion for football has always lived both on and off the field and it is true – whether it be literally by strapping on a pair of boots, or picking up a controller,” commented Michael Ephraim, Managing Director, Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia.
“This year, we are celebrating three years of partnership with FFA and we’re incredibly proud to see how the strength of our collaboration has contributed to the growth of the PS4 NPL into a true breeding ground of Australian football talent,” Ephraim concluded.
Two special panels took place on the evening as the first took centre stage from all five NPL competitions with Rockdale City Suns’ prized new signing Ante Covic, Sydney University inspirational captain Elizabeth Grey, Marconi Stallions’ master midfielder Peter Triantis, Nepean FC’s talented skipper Desiree Vassallo and charismatic Gladesville Ryde Magic’s Kiriakos Tohouroglou all promoted the key role the NPL has played with the continual development of the world game in NSW.
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