Club stalwart one of nine signings for Sydney FC

Long-serving Sydney FC midfielder Teresa Polias has re-signed with the Sky Blues for the next two Westfield W-League seasons, as part of nine signings confirmed by the club on Tuesday.

Polias, who has made more than 100 appearances in eight seasons for the club, will remain a Sky Blue until the end of the 2019/20 campaign.

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The 28-year-old has helped the club make two grand finals, as well as qualifying for the finals in every season of the Westfield W-League.

“I can’t wait to get going this year,” said Polias, who is the joint-leading appearance maker in the competition with 116.

“I’ve got nothing on my mind other than success and helping this team to the title.  I really believe we can go one better this season.

“We’re putting together an exciting team and I’m looking forward to representing Sydney FC alongside these players.”

As well as Polias, the Sky Blues have also confirmed the signing of veteran Elizabeth Ralston, while Rachel Soutar comes back for a second consecutive year and Natalie Tobin re-joins the club following a 12-month break.

Young Matildas and future stars Princess Ibini, Ally Green, Taylor Ray, Julia Vignes and Angelique Hristodoulou are all returning for further seasons with the club.

Princess Ibini
Princess Ibini

The club is also expected to announce the signings of a number of Westfield Matildas and imports in coming days.

“In all I believe we’ve got the makings of a fantastic squad this season,” Sydney FC coach Ante Juric said.

“And with a few more additions from home and abroad, we’ll certainly have the team capable of claiming silverware.”

On the re-signing of Polias, Juric said: “I’m thrilled to have Teresa back. 

“To have her help guide the girls with her experience will prove greatly beneficial to us.

“Teresa has been instrumental in our form in the past few seasons and it’s only right to once again have her on board.”

Teresa Polias
Teresa Polias celebrates a goal during the 2017/18 Westfield W-League Season.