NSW Premier League is a breeding ground for new young talent - and you can see some of the rising stars at this weekend's clash between Sydney Olympic and Manly United, says ex-North Queensland Fury defender Brett Studman
Studman joined Olympic in the wake of Fury's exit from the A-League but has been impressed with the standards at state level.
"You may be surprised by the quality of some matches and some players," he tells next month's Australian FourFourTwo magazine.
This Sunday's game at Belmore Sports Ground sees Olympic face Lucas Neill's one-time youth club, Manly United.
And although the side has seen big changes over the off-season, Studman is still confident Olympic have what it takes to shine this year.
"The team remains strong despite the loss of many key players throughout the past two seasons," he said. "Our strengths have always been our high intensity approach.
"Pressing high, its common knowledge we are also quite a physical side. We hope to mix up the way in which we play this season we will see how it goes.
"Paul Henderson, Phil Makrys are always excellent. To watch Brendan Hooper and Kingsley Williams are both good young lads with great potential."
See them for yourself at Sunday's match. Kick off is at 3pm and tickets are $15 (concession $10), with U16s getting in for free.