Men’s football has been on an upward trajectory over the last several years. Finishing 5th in Sydney (2014), despite comfortably beating the eventual champions in the group stage, 3rd on the Gold Coast (2015), and 2nd in Perth (2016). The team unfortunately lost to the University of Melbourne in the gold medal match last year and are looking for revenge.
The team is looking to match last year’s result. However, unlike last year they will be pushing to convert a birth in the gold medal match into a victory. Considering the talent of the squad, it would be a disappointing outcome to not, at the very least, walk away with a medal.
Football has always been a tight competition, especially when the Games are on the Gold Coast and teams bring stronger squads. Monash will look out for the traditional powerhouses of university football, the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney. However, overlooking teams like UNSW, VU, UTS and La Trobe could be costly.
This year’s team is the strongest in recent history with many talented players fighting for their place in the starting XI. The entire squad of 19 is good enough to be in the starting XI, highlighting the strength of the team. In addition, Monash has welcomed the return of Coach Brian Vasey, who brings a wealth of experience coaching at the top level in Victorian football.
In such a strong squad it is tough to highlight just one or two players. However, look out for one of our beloved players called Simba. He has been known to take teams apart with his speed and dribbling ability. The football team has added several strong new players, keep an eye on Tony, notorious for his ability to embarrass his teammates, he has been unreal in training. Also watch out for Ryan who's been nothing but class in the middle of the field.
Good luck to the boys as they push for a gold medal! #monashpride #bleedblue #teammonash