Gēmusutāto! U14 Representative team takes-off for Japan

April 30th, 2018

Yesterday, Sunday 29 April 2018, sixteen talented footballers from all across Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) have jetted off to Japan, to play in the Under 14s International Youth Football Tournament, held in Tokyo.

Having earned their place in the squad through the Telstra Identification Camp in January, the 16 selected players, from five of NNSWF members zones, will be the only team from Australia competing.

The team will play six games in just four days, against a myriad of teams from across the globe including FC Tokyo, Palmeiras, Ibaraki and Jakarta.

If successful in their group, they’ll continue on to the final games of the tournament.

NNSWF Technical Director Micahel Browne said this is a great opportunity for our upcoming talented players to experience different styles of football.

“As these players continue their football careers, it will greatly benefit them to have travelled overseas and to have experienced playing against teams from different parts of the world,” Browne said.

“Here in Australia, at this age level, every team plays the same way so to be able to come up against different systems and playing styles will be of great benefit to them.”

In addition to playing the exhaustive tournament, players will have the opportunity to experience some Japanese culture including visiting a local high school.

  1. James Shanahan – North Coast Football
  2. Lachlan Griffiths – Hamilton Olympic
  3. Riley Byrn – Edgeworth FC
  4. Max Bailey – Hamilton Olympic
  5. Baden Rees – North Coast Football
  6. Taye Power O’Toole – Football Mid North Coast
  7. Ian Matthews – Football Mid North Coast
  8. Jack Page – Football Mid North Coast
  9. Finn Oakley McLean – Edgeworth FC
  10. Charlie Kelly – North Coast Football
  11. Kai Karaka – Hamilton Olympic
  12. Alex Fleeting – Football Far North Coast
  13. Dylan Nable – Valentine FC
  14. Declan Hughes – Hamilton Olympic
  15. Hamish Patterson – Football Mid North Coast
  16. Josh Hughes – Football Mid North Coast

 

Keep updated on the LIVE results here.

 

To keep updated on what the team is up to over the seven days, like Northern NSW Football Facebook Page.

Related Topics:

NewsMore >

  More News  

NNSWF Local Champion Awards announced for June
Northern NSW Football is delighted to announce the recipients of its Local… [more]
Magic, Olympic to represent NNSWF in Australia Cup national round of 32
Broadmeadow Magic and Newcastle Olympic will represent Northern NSW Football in… [more]
NNSWF celebrates Refugee Week 2022 with gala day
Northern NSW Football have celebrated Refugee Week 2022 with a gala day for… [more]

  Around the Clubs  

NNSWF Local Champion Awards announced for June
Northern NSW Football is delighted to announce the recipients of its Local… [more]
Office of Children’s Guardian webinar the focus of Working with Children Week  
Northern NSW Football will host a webinar in conjunction with the Office of… [more]
Applications for fourth round of NNSW Facilities Fund now open
Applications for the fourth round of Northern NSW Football’s Facilities Fund… [more]

  Classifieds    

Community Football

Newcastle Permanent Community Shield

Sponsors