NEW Player Signings + Season Preview – 2022

Hakoah FC’s Season Preview 2022:

March Fixtures: St George FC (A), Mounties Wanderers (A), Bonnyrigg White Eagles (H)

With a stable roster and some shrewd acquisitions, Hakoah FC look ready to mount a promotion challenge this campaign.

Head coach Luka Hrzina returns for his fourth season at the club having seen his side to a position on the brink of the top four when last season.

There have been significant changes at the club squad wise. With the off-season departures of two of the best young players in the league in Marco Arambasic and Zac Sapsford. As well as two other members of last season’s spine James Baldachino and Bruno Mendes.

Replacing them are Conor Early from Dunbar, Anthony Costa from Bonnyrigg, Steven Sohn from Northbridge, and George Firth Tuson from Mt Druitt. They will complement the existing squad led by captain Yianni Spyrakis.

Hrzina is also looking for the club to continue to produce young players naming Joe Ruddy in particular as one to watch out for.

Always there or thereabouts, Hakoah once again look set to compete for the promotion places. With Hensley being one of the toughest places to play in the league, one would suggest that it’s their away form which will decide where they will finish.

Squad: Anthony Costa, Connor Shaddock, Conor Earley, Daniel Alessi, Dominic Cox, George Tuson-Firth, Jacob Esposito, James Demetriou, Jordan Koton, Joe Roddy, Ben Fuchs, Josh Fuchs, Luiz Lobo, Mitchell Knight, Nikolas Loe, Paul Araullo, Ryan Blumberg, Tom Alston, Steven Sohn, Yianni Spyrakis.


Conor Earley.

Conor joins the club having had extensive experience playing for professional clubs such as Shamrock Rovers, Shelbourne, Bray Wanderers and Cabinteely FC in Ireland. Three and a half years ago, Conor moved to Sydney, Australia and has played for Dunbar Rovers and Riverina Rhinos since relocating.
Anthony Costa.
Anthony has played most of his football in Adelaide, with stints at Adelaide United, winning the Youth League Top Goalscorer Award as well as Adelaide City, where he has one numerous NPL SA Top Goalscorer awards. More recently, Anthony moved to Sydney and has played his last couple of years at Marconi, with a brief stint at Bonnyrigg.
Ryan Blumberg
Ryan has returned back to the club after a number of years abroad. He left Sydney at the age of 17 after being selected to join The Nike Academy, which was a professionally run soccer program for players from countries around the world between the ages of 16-21. After one year at the Nike Academy, Ryan was scouted by Charlton Athletic and signed a professional contract, playing primarily with the u23 team, but also earning 2 starting first team appearances. Ryan spent 18 months there before accepting a soccer scholarship offer at the University of Maryland. After finishing his degree and spending 3 years at Maryland, Ryan has returned home to Sydney.
George Tuson-Firth
George spent the last 2.5 years overseas in the UK playing in the conference for Sutton United FC, Aldershot Town FC and played for Lewes FC in Brighton. George had a quick spell with NPL1 side Mount Druitt Town Rangers last season before covid, played for Manly United and Blacktown City as a junior and represented Australia in the U19 School Boys, playing a few friendlies here against New Zealand.
Steven Sohn
Having had experience playing in the NPL, playing for Northbridge Bulls and North Shore Mariners, Steven is an attacking threat and will bring a lot of energy to our squad for 2022. Everyone at the club wished him all the best for the season ahead!