BLACKTOWN Spartans are the Football NSW under-18 soccer champions. They defeated Sydney United FC 58 2-1 in the grand final at Penrith Stadium on Sunday. Blacktown City FC also won two junior championships, and met Sydney United 58 in a grand final, this time in the under-15s.
Blacktown City were under-12 premiers, beating Blacktown Spartans in the major semi. They met Manly in the championship decider and in head-to-head matches had won 1-0 and then 2-1. There were no such decisive strikes in the grand final, however. The teams finished 0-0 in normal time and couldn't score in extra time. So to the dreaded penalty shootout, and Blacktown prevailed 4-2, joining the under-12s in winning both major crowns.
V8s at the Creek
Western Sydney will be a hub for Australia's V8 Supercars through a test day at Eastern Creek next February. Fans can see the drivers and cars for the new V8 championship series, including Ford, Holden, Nissan, Mercedes and Volvo.