A star cast of young Isuzu UTE A-League talent highlighted by Garang Kuol, Bernardo and Archie Goodwin is set to congregate in Canberra next week as part of the Young Socceroos talent identification camp.
A squad of 30 of Australia’s best young men’s footballers will join newly-appointed Young Socceroos head coach Trevor Morgan at the Australian Institute of Sport, with Olyroos head coach Tony Vidmar monitoring the camp’s progress with the Australian Under-23 squad in mind.
Of the 30 players selected for duty, 27 come from clubs around the ALM, with the remaining three summoned from National Premier League clubs (Oakleigh Cannons, Melbourne Knights, Blacktown City).
Of the ALM product, three will arrive from Adelaide United, three from Brisbane Roar, three from Central Coast Mariners, five from Melbourne City, two from Melbourne Victory, two from Newcastle Jets, five from Perth Glory, three from Western Sydney Wanderers and one from Western United.
Running from Monday, August 8 to Thursday, August 11, the camp will feature a talent identification match on the Wednesday afternoon (3.00pm AEST), which will be streamed live on Football Australia’s My Football Youtube channel.
On top of the 30 players invited, four eligible Olyroos goalkeepers will attend the camp: Cameron Cook (Perth Glory), Noah James (Dandenong Thunder on loan from Newcastle Jets), Adam Pavlesic (Sydney FC), and Ahmad Taleb (Melbourne Victory).
Head coach Morgan has urged coaches and fans to tune into Wednesday’s training game to see some of Australia’s best up-and-coming men’s footballers go toe to toe.
“I can’t wait to begin working with the players and staff in Canberra next week,” Morgan said. “This camp will provide some of our best young, domestically-based players with the opportunity to showcase themselves against their peers in a high-performance environment.”
“We encourage coaches and fans both at home and abroad to tune into Wednesday’s live streamed training match. We held a similar initiative in Townsville earlier this year as part of an under 16’s talent identification camp, which was viewed by thousands who took the opportunity to see some of Australia’s leading youth footballers testing themselves against players in their own age group.”
SQUAD: Young Socceroos talent identification camp
|Name||Club, Country||Junior Club |
|Alexander BADOLATO||Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia||Sylvania Heights FC (Football NSW)|
|BERNARDO||Adelaide United FC, Australia||Port Adelaide Pirates FC (Football South Australia)|
|Raphael BORGES RODRIGUES||Melbourne City FC, Australia||Western Strikers SC (Football South Australia)|
|Rhys BOZINOVSKI||Western United FC, Australia||Spring Hills Stallions FC (Football Victoria)|
|Max CAPUTO||Melbourne City FC, Australia||Essendon Royals SC (Football Victoria)|
|Lawrence CARUSO (Gk)||Central Coast Mariners FC, Australia||Whittlesea Ranges FC (Football Victoria)|
|Chris DONNELL||Perth Glory FC, Australia||Rockingham City FC (Football West)|
|Emin DURAKOVIC||Melbourne City FC, Australia||Port Melbourne Sharks SC (Football Victoria)|
|Joseph FORDE||Perth Glory FC, Australia||Forrestfield United SC (Football West)|
|Matthew GEORGE||Perth Glory FC, Australia||Quinns FC (Football West)|
|Nathan GEYER||Brisbane Roar FC, Australia||Across The Waves FC (Football Queensland)|
|Archie GOODWIN||Newcastle Jets FC, Australia||Cooks Hill United FC (Northern NSW Football)|
|Jayden GORMAN||Perth Glory FC, Australia||Joondalup City FC (Football West)|
|Peter GROZOS||Newcastle Jets FC, Australia||Enfield Rovers FC (Football New South Wales)|
|Samuel KLEIN||Brisbane Roar FC, Australia||Gympie Diggers FC (Football Queensland)|
|Luka KOLIC||Melbourne Knights FC, Australia||Melbourne Knights FC (Football Victoria)|
|Garang KUOL||Central Coast Mariners FC, Australia||Shepparton SC (Football Victoria)|
|Franco LINO||Melbourne Victory FC, Australia||Pakenham United FC (Football Victoria)|
|Alessandro LOPANE||Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia||APIA Leichhardt FC (Football NSW)|
|Kaelan MAJEKODUNMI||Perth Glory FC, Australia||Leicester Junior Foxes (United Kingdom)|
|Alexander MENELAOU||Melbourne Victory FC, Australia||Bulleen Lions FC (Football Victoria)|
|James NIEUWENHUIZEN (Gk)||Melbourne City FC, Australia||Goulburn Valley Suns FC (Football Victoria)|
|Nathan NGUYEN||Brisbane Roar FC, Australia||Queensland Lions FC (Football Queensland)|
|Anthony PANTAZOPOULOS||Oakleigh Cannons FC, Australia||Brunswick City SC (Football Victoria)|
|Justin PAOLILLI||Melbourne City FC, Australia||Bulleen Lions FC (Football Victoria)|
|Alexander ROBINSON (Gk)||Blacktown City FC, Australia||Springwood United FC (Football New South Wales)|
|Nectarios TRIANTIS||Central Coast Mariners FC, Australia||Strathfield Strikers FC (Football New South Wales)|
|Kane VIDMAR||Adelaide United FC, Australia||West Torrens Birkalla SC (Football South Australia)|
|Jack WARSHAWSKY (Gk)||Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia||Buderim Wanderers FC (Football Queensland)|
|Jonny YULL||Adelaide United FC, Australia||West Torrens Birkalla SC (Football South Australia)|