Some of Australia's best young footballers are being given the chance to impress Australia's U17 National Team Head Coach Trevor Morgan throughout April.
Morgan, alongside Australia's U17 National Team Manager Marty Judge, is currently making his way around the nation with the aim of monitoring players already on Australia's national youth teams radar, and unearthing new and exciting prospects from across Australia.
Morgan and Judge are running 'Joeys Member Federation Talent Identification Camps' in each state and territory as part of the selection process for the year's AFC U16 Championship, which will kick off in Malaysia in September.
Each camp has been organised in collaboration with the Member Federations, and features between 25 and 30 players who have been selected by the respective Member Federation.
Players have or will take part in two training sessions plus a training match, and be exposed to lessons in injury prevention, training review, and match preparation.
Football Queensland and Football Federation Victoria have completed their camps, while Football Federation Tasmania commenced their two-day camp today.
Football Federation South Australia (15-17 April), Football West (18-19 April), Football Northern Territory (20-21 April), Capital Football (25-26 April), and Northern NSW Football (27-29 April) will host their camps later this month.
Football NSW will hold their camp once their new Technical Director has been appointed.
Australia qualified for the 2018 AFC U16 Championship in Malaysia after topping Group I of the qualification phase in Mongolia last September. Australia finished ahead of Vietnam, Cambodia and Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar.
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