Qantas Joeys Head Coach Alistair Edwards has selected a 26-player squad for a training camp at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Canberra from Friday 30th March – Sunday 1 April 2012.
Qantas Joeys Head Coach Alistair Edwards has selected a 26-player squad for a training camp at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Canberra from Friday 30th March - Sunday 1 April 2012.
Edwards and his Qantas Joeys Assistant Coach Tony Vidmar will be using their first training camp together as the first part of their preparation for the AFC U-16 Championship IR Iran 2012 which will be held in from 21 September to 6 October.
Edwards is very excited about working with this group of players for the first time.
“Over the past weeks I have been visiting National Training Centres around the country and have been very impressed by the quality of players within this age group.
“This camp will be the first opportunity for us to work together and to start bonding as a playing group.
“With the support of the AIS, this will be the first of regular training camps, which are paramount for us to be fully prepared by the time we get to the AFC U-16 Championship.
“The door is definitely still open for other players to be added to the squad, but it is now up to this group of players to take their opportunity and make a good impression,” concluded Edwards.
Football Federation Australia would like to thank the AIS for their ongoing support for this camp and the Qantas Joeys Football Program.
Qantas Joeys Squad Name Training Institute/Centre Bright Appiah AIS Jordan Brown AIS Aaron Calver NSWIS Daniel De Silva WA NTC Luke Eyles TAS NTC Alex Gersbach NSWIS Brendan Gonano AIS Jack Iredale WA NTC Andre Jannese AIS Steve Kuzmanovski AIS Brandan Lundy NSWIS (Northern) Kevin Ly NSWIS Darcy Madden AIS Mark Marino SA NTC Todd Norris AIS Matthew Ntoumenopoulos AIS Reece Papadimitrios NSWIS (Northern) Dylan Pickert AIS Liam Rose NSWIS Mathew Schmidt AIS Lucas Spinella AIS Paul Stephens TAS NTC Jordan Thurtell AIS Jeremy Tshonga AIS Jaidan Walker NSWIS (Northern) Benjamin Warland AIS
Opponent Watch: ‘He must have 15 lungs’
Paul Pogba has been a key figure in France’s two wins at the2018 FIFA World Cup™ but reserved some special praise for a couple of his midfield partners. Plus another blow for reigning champions Germany ahead of their must-win clash, while there’s some harsh criticism for Argen
Milligan backs France to do their bit for Socceroos
Mark Milligan remains confident the Socceroos can progress to the knockout phase at the FIFA World Cup™, backing France to help Australia’s cause by beating Denmark. The Socceroos head into the final match against Peru (Wednesday morning AEST live on SBS and Optus Sport) with
Mexico coach's special praise for Socceroos
Mexico might have produced the result which has made the biggest impact at the FIFA World Cup™ - beating world champions Germany – but their coach has been impressed by the performances of the Socceroos. Juan Carlos Osorio – who masterminded El Tri’s shock 1-0 win of the Germa
Russia Watch: Tearful Neymar sparks relief for Brazil
Neymar became Brazil’s third-highest scorer of all-time as the South American’s left it late to pick up their first win of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. Elsewhere, there was late drama in Switzerland’s clash with Serbia while the Super Eagles of Nigeria boosted their hopes of a be