Captain in lockdown but keen to unleash

WE’RE well into our fourth week of lockdown but Bankstown City FC women’s captain Liana Danaskos is looking at the positives and taking advantage of time at home.

“Lockdown brings everyone’s busy lives to a stop but allows us to share conversations we usually wouldn’t have time to do,” she said.
“The ‘no football’ part is tough but so far so good. To some the lockdown is negative but for me with my ‘on-the-go’ lifestyle, it gives me time to sit on the couch and watch some movies.”
Lockdown hasn’t stopped Danaskos from training hard, though, keeping her fitness at a high level and luckily enough, being engaged to a former NPL NSW Men’s footballer, David Gullo, who is a qualified personal trainer.
“I have been keeping very active which my coaches will be happy to hear,” she said.
Danaskos recently took a year off football after suffering a lumbar spine fracture.
“Having time away from the game allowed me to recover properly,” the Bankstown midfielder and PE teacher said.
An extremely important part of Matthew Costatini’s team, Danaskos is back at Jensen Park in 2021, with Chevapi sandwiches playing a major role in her decision to sign with the club.
“I can’t wait for the season to start again,” she said.
“I love being part of the massive family club that Bankstown is – from the moment I walked in and being offered a chevapi roll, to the continuous smiles of everyone, this truly shows the club’s generosity and kindness.”
After a tough couple of seasons, Bankstown City began a rebuild in 2021 with their new coach and refreshed squad.