Training camp for our best U-16s

Joeys coach Tony Vidmar will run his eye over some of the country’s best young talent later this month at a training camp as part of Australia’s bid to qualify for the 2017 Under-17 World Cup.

The second of five National Under-16 training camps will take place at the AIS between April 9-11 as preparation for a couple of big tournaments later this year.

In July the youngsters will head to the AFF Under-16 Youth Championships in Indonesia, before the AFC Under-16 Championship qualifiers are held in September.

If the young Aussies progress to the AFC Under-16 tournament in 2016, the top four sides their will progress to the 2017 Under-17 World Cup.

“This camp will give us the opportunity to assess some players that we couldn’t bring in to our February camp,” Vidmar said.

“We’ve also invited some players back to have another look at them.

“It’s a good chance for these players to impress, ahead of our team selections for the AFF U16 Youth Championships and AFC U16 Championship 2016 Qualifiers.”

This is the second of five camps, with the next one on from April 20-22, then from May 21-23 and the final one from June 25-27.

Players attending the April 9-11 camp are:
Wilfred Armand - Brisbane Roar FC, Zac Bailey - Emerging Jets, Zachary Bates - FFV NTC, James Bayliss - Emerging Jets, Torren Blanch - FNSW NTC, Jacob Botic - FNSW NTC, Lachlan Brook - FFSA NTC, Eduardo Castaneda - FFT NTC, Angus Charles - Emerging Jets, Stefan Colakovski - Pascoe Vale SC, Oliver Duncan - Brisbane Roar FC, Nicholas Hatzigeorgiou - FFV NTC, Callum Harris - Brisbane Roar FC, Joshua Kelic - FFV NTC, Joel King - FNSW NTC, Marco Krantis - FFSA NTC, Andony Martis - FNSW NTC, William Menz - Northern Inland Football, Mark Moric - Sydney United 58 FC, David Musafiri - FFV NTC, Yerasimakis Petratos - FNSW NTC, Dylan Pierias - Melbourne City FC, Nathan Prince - FFV NTC, John Roberts - FNSW NTC, Dylan Ryan - FNSW NTC, Nicholas Suman - FNSW NTC, Matt Sutton - FNSW NTC, Ahmed Sweedan - FNSW NTC, Nicholas Vassiliou - FFV NTC, Ryan Yates - FFSA NTC