Soccer: Bayswater City in good place ahead of NPLWA season

Bayswater City star Jason Mirco. Picture: Fotoenzo Photography.
Bayswater City star Jason Mirco. Picture: Fotoenzo Photography.

A MIX of new faces and players returning from injury has given Bayswater City a “massive boost” ahead of the upcoming NPLWA season.

City finished in fourth place last season and won four premierships in 2013-15 and 2017.

First team coach Chris Coyne said the pre-season had been excellent as the players bought into what was asked of them.

“We have got them fitter and stronger than ever and the team spirit has been excellent,” he said.

“We have had no major setbacks in terms of players breaking down and they are all fit and raring to go.”

Over the pre-season, the coaches have worked on instilling team functions, morals and values into the group.

“We have got a new group together, so it is important that they understand how we want to play and what our roles are within the team,” Coyne said.

“The boys have adapted well and are really starting to take on what we want from them all over the pitch.”

Coyne said there were about six new faces and about four players who were out for long periods last year.

“They are all high- quality players and it has really given the group a massive boost having the new players as well as their current teammates back fighting fit,” he said.

He said the goal was to try and win every game, enjoy playing the game and entertain the audience.

“We have a great group of people as well as well players and the fact that get on so well means that we will be honest with each other but we will enjoy doing it,” he said.

“The start of the season always gets you excited and I can’t wait for the season to start against Inglewood.”

Bayswater City will play Inglewood United on March 15, with Coyne excited by the prospect.