National Youth League 2014/15


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Youth fixture released

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 10:02 AM

Football Federation Australia (FFA) have released the National Youth League 2012/13 Season Draw and the Newcastle Jets will open their season against the Central Coast Mariners at Tuggerah on October 21.

The fifth season of Australia’s premier under 21’s competition will again feature ten teams including Adelaide United, Australian Institute of Sport, Brisbane Roar, Central Coast Mariners, Melbourne Heart, Melbourne Victory, Newcastle Jets, Perth Glory, Sydney FC and newcomers Western Sydney Wanderers FC.

The National Youth League 2012/13 season, which kicks off on 20 October, will see a full home and away season played over 18 Rounds.

The National Youth League’s continued success has seen an ever increasing number of players progressing to the Hyundai A-League and other international domestic leagues.

As another level to FFA’s National Strategic Framework, the National Youth League puts a major focus on the development of players to progress seamlessly from to the Hyundai A-League and Australian national teams.

CLICK HERE to view the Newcastle Jets Youth fixture.

http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/news-display/NYL-201213-season-draw-released/49399


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Saturday 20 October Australian Institute of Sport Sydney FC AIS Athletics Track 1:30 PM 1:30 PM
Saturday 20 October Melbourne Victory Adelaide United SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne 2:30 PM 2:30 PM
Saturday 20 October Perth Glory Brisbane Roar Intiga Stadium, Inglewood 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Sunday 21 October Central Coast Mariners Newcastle Jets Centre of Excellence, Tuggerah 10:30 AM 10:30 AM
Sunday 21 October Western Sydney Melbourne Heart Cook Park, St Marys 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Round 2 Home Away Venue Local AEDT
Saturday 27 October Melbourne Heart Central Coast Mariners John Cain Memorial Reserve, Thornbury 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sunday 28 October Adelaide United Australian Institute of Sport Burton Park 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
Sunday 28 October Sydney FC Perth Glory ANZ Stadium 2:15 PM 2:15 PM
Sunday 28 October Brisbane Roar Melbourne Victory Goodwin Park, Yeronga 2:30 PM 3:30 PM
Sunday 28 October Newcastle Jets Western Sydney Wanderers Oval, Broadmeadow 5:00 PM 5:00 PM
Round 3 Home Away Venue Local AEDT
Saturday 3 November Australian Institute of Sport Melbourne Victory AIS Athletics Track 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
Saturday 3 November Melbourne Heart Brisbane Roar John Cain Memorial Reserve, Thornbury 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Saturday 3 November Western Sydney Adelaide United Campbelltown Stadium 4:45 PM 4:45 PM
Sunday 4 November Central Coast Mariners Sydney FC Centre of Excellence, Tuggerah 10:30 AM 10:30 AM
Sunday 4 November Perth Glory Newcastle Jets Intiga Stadium, Inlgewood 3:00 PM 6:00 PM
Round 4 Home Away Venue Local AEDT
Saturday 10 November Brisbane Roar Australian Institute of Sport Goodwin Park, Yeronga 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Saturday 10 November Melbourne Heart Perth Glory John Cain Memorial Reserve, Thornbury 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Saturday 10 November Adelaide United Central Coast Mariners Burton Park 4:30 PM 5:00 PM
Sunday 11 November Sydney FC Newcastle Jets Leichhardt Oval 2:00 PM 2:00 PM
Sunday 11 November Western Sydney Melbourne Victory Campbelltown Stadium 4:45 PM 4:45 PM
Round 5 Home Away Venue Local AEDT
Saturday 17 November Newcastle Jets Australian Institute of Sport Wanderers Oval, Broadmeadow 10:30 AM 10:30 AM
Saturday 17 November Perth Glory Central Coast Mariners Intiga Stadium, Inglewood 10:30 AM 1:30 PM
Saturday 17 November Adelaide United Melbourne Heart Hindmarsh Stadium 2:15 PM 2:45 PM
Sunday 18 November Melbourne Victory Sydney FC SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sunday 18 November Brisbane Roar Western Sydney Goodwin Park, Yeronga 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
Round 6 Home Away Venue Local AEDT
Saturday 24 November Sydney FC Adelaide United Leichhardt Oval 2:00 PM 2:00 PM
Saturday 24 November Central Coast Mariners Brisbane Roar Centre of Excellence, Tuggerah 4:00 PM 4:00 PM
Sunday 25 November Melbourne Heart Newcastle Jets John Cain Memorial Reserve, Thornbury 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sunday 25 November Western Sydney Australian Institute of Sport Campbelltown Stadium 4:45 PM 4:45 PM
Sunday 25 November Perth Glory Melbourne Victory Intiga Stadium, Inglewood 3:00 PM 6:00 PM
Round 7 Home Away Venue Local AEDT
Saturday 1 December Sydney FC Melbourne Heart Leichhardt Oval 12:45 PM 12:45 PM
Saturday 1 December Melbourne Victory Newcastle Jets SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sunday 2 December Central Coast Mariners Western Sydney Centre of Excellence, Tuggerah 10:30 AM 10:30 AM
Sunday 2 December Australian Institute of Sport Perth Glory AIS Athletics Track 11:00 AM 11:00 AM
Sunday 2 December Brisbane Roar Adelaide United Goodwin Park, Yeronga 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
Round 8 Home Away Venue Local AEDT
Saturday 8 December Western Sydney Sydney FC Campbelltown Stadium 4:45 PM 4:45 PM
Saturday 8 December Newcastle Jets Central Coast Mariners Hunter Stadium 5:00 PM 5:00 PM
Sunday 9 December Melbourne Victory Australian Institute of Sport SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sunday 9 December Adelaide United Perth Glory Burton Park 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
Sunday 9 December Brisbane Roar Melbourne Heart Goodwin Park, Yeronga 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
Round 9 Home Away Venue Local AEDT
Saturday 15 December Adelaide United Newcastle Jets Burton Park 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
Saturday 15 December Perth Glory Western Sydney Intiga Stadium, Inglewood 10:30 AM 1:30 PM
Saturday 15 December Central Coast Mariners Melbourne Heart Centre of Excellence, Tuggerah 2:00 PM 2:00 PM
Sunday 16 December Melbourne Victory Brisbane Roar SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sunday 16 December Sydney FC Australian Institute of Sport TBA 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Round 10 Home Away Venue Local AEDT
Saturday 22 December Australian Institute of Sport Central Coast Mariners AIS Athletics Track 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Satrurday 22 December Adelaide United Western Sydney Burton Park 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
Sunday 23 December Newcastle Jets Sydney FC Wanderers Oval, Broadmeadow 10:30 AM 10:30 AM
Sunday 23 December Melbourne Heart Melbourne Victory John Cain Memorial Reserve, Thornbury 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sunday 23 December Brisbane Roar Perth Glory Goodwin Park, Yeronga 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
Round 11 Home Away Venue Local AEDT
Saturday 5 January Western Sydney Central Coast Mariners Cook Park, St Marys 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Saturday 5 January Brisbane Roar Sydney FC Goodwin Park, Yeronga 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
Sunday 6 January Perth Glory Australian Institute of Sport Intiga Stadium, Inglewood 11:00 AM 2:00 PM
Sunday 6 January Newcastle Jets Melbourne Victory Wanderers Oval, Broadmeadow 5:00 PM 5:00 PM
Monday 7 January Melbourne Heart Adelaide United John Cain Memorial Reserve, Thornbury 2:30 PM 2:30 PM
Round 12 Home Away Venue Local AEDT
Saturday 12 January Sydney FC Western Sydney Cromer Park, Dee Why 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sunday 13 January Newcastle Jets Perth Glory Wanderers Oval, Broadmeadow 10:30 AM 10:30 AM
Sunday 13 January Australian Institute of Sport Melbourne Heart AIS Athletics Track 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
Sunday 13 January Melbourne Victory Central Coast Mariners SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sunday 13 January Adelaide United Brisbane Roar Burton Park 5:00 PM 5:30 PM
Round 13 Home Away Venue Local AEDT
Saturday 19 January Melbourne Heart Western Sydney John Cain Memorial Reserve, Thornbury 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Saturday 19 January Brisbane Roar Newcastle Jets Goodwin Park, Yeronga 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
Sunday 20 January Central Coast Mariners Australian Institute of Sport TBA 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sunday 20 January Sydney FC Melbourne Victory Cromer Park, Dee Why 5:00 PM 5:00 PM
Sunday 20 January Perth Glory Adelaide United Intiga Stadium, Inglewood 5:00 PM 8:00 PM
Round 14 Home Away Venue Local AEDT
Saturday 26 January Central Coast Mariners Adelaide United Centre of Excellence, Tuggerah 10:30 AM 10:30 AM
Saturday 26 January Australian Institute of Sport Newcastle Jets AIS Athletics Track 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sunday 27 January Melbourne Victory Melbourne Heart SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sunday 27 January Western Sydney Brisbane Roar Cook Park, St Marys 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sunday 27 January Perth Glory Sydney FC Intiga Stadium, Inglewood 5:00 PM 8:00 PM

http://static.ffa.sportalhosting.com/site/_content/document/00000908-source.pdf


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Sydney FC name young Youth squad

Monday, 24 September 2012 4:23 PM

Sydney FC National Youth League (NYL) Coach Brian Dene has named the 2012/13 NYL squad with the Sky Blues deciding on a philosophy of selecting younger players to promote development over results.

The National Youth League is an U20 competition with provision to select one player who is 21 but Sydney have neglected to take up the option, underpinning head coach Ian Crook’s philosophy of developing younger players.

The 2012/13 NYL squad contains four 16-year-olds, three 17-year-olds, six 18-year-olds, one 19-year-old and two 20-year-olds. The average age of the Sydney FC NYL Team is 17 years and seven months.

“We have selected a young team but we’re very excited by the potential of all the boys in the squad,” Dene said.

“We believe we’ve identified some good prospects who we’ll be able to work with to help develop them into A-League players.

“Every time you go out onto the pitch you try to win but this team has been selected with the future in mind. We aim to develop young players so they are able to step up to play in the A-League.”

The development philosophy is highlighted by the fact that the current Sydney FC Hyundai A-League squad contains 10 players who have progressed to the first team squad through the Youth team system.

Terry Antonis, Dimi Petratos, Rhyan Grant, Joel Chianese, Mitch Mallia, Nathan Sherlock, Blake Powell, Hagi Gligor, Daniel Petkovski and Vedran Janjetovic are all members of the Sydney FC 2012/13 A-League squad having previously played in the youth team.

“Brian has put together a very good squad in consultation with the first team coaching staff because we believe it is important to have similar structures and philosophies right through the club,” Crook said.

“The youth team will also spend time training with the first team to ensure the young boys develop and to keep our footballing philosophies consistent.

“We’ve got some very talented kids who, with hard work, have the potential to follow in the footsteps of Terry Antonis, Dimi Petratos, Rhyan Grant, Joel Chianese, Mitch Mallia and others to become members of the A-League squad.”

The Sydney FC NYL squad features the following:
- Tom Slater, 16, son for former Socceroo Robbie Slater
- Indigenous star Keifer Dotti
- Peter Triantis, whose brother Chris played for the Sydney FC Youth Team in 2008/09
- Anthony Bouzanis, whose brother Dean played for Sydney FC before moving abroad to play for Liverpool in England.
- Four players from the 2011/12 Sydney FC NYL team (Ryan Norval, Daniel Petkovski, Hagi Gligor and Christopher Naumoff)
- Daniel Petkovski and Hagi Gligor are contracted NYL Players and are also part of the 2012/13 Sydney FC A-League squad

The Sydney FC Youth Team is:
Name Position Age Last Club
Ryan Norval Goalkeeper 20 Rockdale City Suns/Sydney FC Youth
Keifer Dotti Defender 18 Rockdale City Suns
Aaron Calver Defender 16 NSWIS
Roberto Speranza Defender 18 Rockdale City Suns
Daniel Petkovski Defender 19 Marconi/Sydney FC Youth
Hagi Gligor Midfielder 17 NSWIS/Sydney FC Youth
Josh MacDonald Striker 16 NSWIS
Peter Triantis Midfielder 20 Sydney Olympic
Nikola Taneski Striker 18 APIA Leichhardt Tigers
Christopher Naumoff Midfielder 17 Sutherland Sharks/Sydney FC Youth
Tom Slater Striker 16 NSWIS
Lukas Stergiou Midfielder 16 Sutherland Sharks
Luke Jenner Defender 18 Blacktown City
Luke Clifford Defender 18 Blacktown City
Alec Urosevski Striker 18 Rockdale City Suns
Anthony Bouzanis Goalkeeper 17 Sydney Olympic
Coach: Brian Dene
Assistant Coach: Miro Vlastelica
Goalkeeper Coach: Davide del giovine

http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/news-display/Sydney-FC-name-young-Youth-squad/49349

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Youth fixture released

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 10:02 AM

Football Federation Australia (FFA) have released the National Youth League 2012/13 Season Draw and the Newcastle Jets will open their season against the Central Coast Mariners at Tuggerah on October 21.

The fifth season of Australia’s premier under 21’s competition will again feature ten teams including Adelaide United, Australian Institute of Sport, Brisbane Roar, Central Coast Mariners, Melbourne Heart, Melbourne Victory, Newcastle Jets, Perth Glory, Sydney FC and newcomers Western Sydney Wanderers FC.

The National Youth League 2012/13 season, which kicks off on 20 October, will see a full home and away season played over 18 Rounds.

The National Youth League’s continued success has seen an ever increasing number of players progressing to the Hyundai A-League and other international domestic leagues.

As another level to FFA’s National Strategic Framework, the National Youth League puts a major focus on the development of players to progress seamlessly from to the Hyundai A-League and Australian national teams.

CLICK HERE to view the Newcastle Jets Youth fixture.

http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/newcastlejets/news-display/Youth-fixture-released/49400

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Hurry up Brisbane.
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Heart signed Retre. Had to happen at least once :lol:

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ROUND 1


Home Result Away Venue
20 Oct 12 1:00pm 20 Oct 12 4:00pm
Perth Glory FC Vs Brisbane Roar FC National Youth League Intiga Stadium

20 Oct 12 1:30pm 20 Oct 12 1:30pm
Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Vs Sydney FC National Youth League AIS Athletics Track, Canberra

20 Oct 12 2:30pm 20 Oct 12 2:30pm
Melbourne Victory FC Vs Adelaide United FC National Youth League SS Anderson Reserve, Melbourne

21 Oct 12 10:30am 21 Oct 12 10:30am
Central Coast Mariners FC Vs Newcastle Jets FC National Youth League Centre of Excellence

21 Oct 12 3:00pm 21 Oct 12 3:00pm
Western Sydney Wanderers FC Vs Melbourne Heart FC National Youth League Cook Park

http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/yleague/results

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Have mariners and wanderers released their squad lists yet?
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Tom Slater hahahahahaha thats a laugh.
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MVFCSouthEnder wrote:
Heart signed Retre.

Really? That is disappointing...was hoping we'd be keeping him.

Any idea as to when the Victory's NYL team will be finalised?

Edited by Ali07: 26/9/2012 07:21:54 PM
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Ali07 wrote:
MVFCSouthEnder wrote:
Heart signed Retre.

Really? That is disappointing...was hoping we'd be keeping him.

Any idea as to when the Victory's NYL team will be finalised?

Edited by Ali07: 26/9/2012 07:21:54 PM
can safely say I have no idea :lol:
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Does anyone know why only 4 players from last season's SFC Youth are still in the team (2 only really as 2 of them are basically in the senior squad)

Did they get too old or is it just a case of new coach, new youth coach and all that jazz? What happens to the boys that we let go? Back to State League or off overseas?
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December 8th is the Youth and Senior F3 Derby with it all kicking off at 5pm at Hunter Stadium.

Big day of gypo hating.
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Youth preparations on track

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 1:01 PM

Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets National Youth League head coach Clayton Zane says the Jets youth team are close to finalising their squad for the 2012/13 NYL season.

The young Jets open their campaign against the Central Coast Mariners in Tuggerah on Sunday, October 21 and Zane said he only has a handful of positions left to fill.

“We’re only a few weeks into the preparation and we’ve focused mainly on conditioning,” Zane said.

“This week we’ll look to confirm the squad, get the train-on players added in and focus a bit more on the tactical side of things.

“We prefer to go with local-based players so we’ll have a look at some of the NSWIS boys and some younger ones as well.

“We’ll probably end up with a squad of around 15, but we’ll obviously have some first teamers coming back to play with us each week as well.”

Zane said having a core group of players in the squad who played in this year’s NBN State League would prove crucial to the chemistry of the team.

“It’s a four week pre-season and for two weeks of that, half the group isn’t here,” he said.

“With that in mind, it’s good to have some players around who already know the system.

“It’s going to be a pretty steep learning curve for the others who need to get on board straight away with what we’re trying to do.

“They’re here for their development on a technical level as well as a tactical level. You give the ones that show the technical side a bit more time to get the tactical stuff right.”

Zane said the young Jets will be looking to improve on their eighth-placed finish last season.

“There are a couple of players who qualify for youth team level but are training full time with the first team, guys like Jack Duncan, Mitch Cooper and Mitch Oxborrow,” he said.

“We’ll be competitive and looking to hopefully finish in the top three or four.”

http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/newcastlejets/news-display/Youth-preparations-on-track/49890

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Heart hosts multicultural trials

Monday, 8 October 2012 9:05 AM

Melbourne Heart FC gave some of Victoria’s best multicultural talent the opportunity to chase their dreams to earn a train on position with Heart's National Youth League team last Tuesday.

Over 30 boys from CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) backgrounds born overseas, aged 16 to 20 years, attended from a range of areas including Morwell, Melton, Dandenong and inner Melbourne.

Ahmed Dini, from Football Federation Victoria, who is also the chairman of the Somali Football Association praised the initiative led by Heart’s Community Program.

“Bringing the boys here obviously means a lot to them and I think from a community perspective we really want to see Heart more for the community but we also like to see young recognisable players from our community taking part in these activities and hopefully becoming part of Melbourne Heart as a club.”

“We had about seven boys who came along on my behalf aged between 14-19 years old so we have a bit of spread of age and we want these guys to obviously get involved in mainstream Clubs like Heart and whoever makes it, or whoever doesn’t, it’s always a bit of an experience for them.

“These kids are from communities from low socio-economic families so it obviously hard for them to participate in the game and that’s why we are doing our best to make sure these kids are playing the sport that they love and for us it is an engagement platform.”

“There is a lot of talent and football brings the best out of young people and brings them together.

“It is not just about football it is about helping these kids staying in touch with society and being positive role models.”

Sammy Nour, a 19-year-old refugee originally from Sudan, said the trials had given him the opportunity to visualise his dreams of becoming a professional footballer.

"It's very good to see Melbourne Heart work with African refugees and refugees from other countries and give us an opportunity," Nour said. "But most of all we enjoyed ourselves."

Sue Crow, General Manager of Community at Melbourne Heart said “This is an initiative which has the full support of our Football Department. Our club is inclusive and we are genuine in providing opportunities and new experiences for young players."

http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/melbourneheart/news-display/Heart-hosts-multicultural-trials/49810

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McLafferty to mentor Mariners Youth

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 2:00 PM

CENTRAL Coast Mariners are pleased to confirm John McLafferty has been promoted to the Club’s National Youth League (NYL) head coaching position.

McLafferty has been Tony Walmsley’s assistant coach with the Mariners NYL team for the past two seasons.

With Walmsley leaving the yellow and navy to take up a new challenge with Sheffield United’s Academy this October, McLafferty stood out as the best candidate to succeed him in the important youth development role.

Having been involved in the recruitment and retention phase for this seasons NYL, McLafferty not only understands the players signed for this campaign, but the practices and processes which make the Mariners Youth development program the best in Australia.

Moreover, McLafferty will take on an additional responsibility with the Central Coast Mariners Academy (CCMA) as Men’s Program Director. This role will see him overlooking the entire Men’s program from under 16’s through to Central Coast Football’s (CCF) first grade team.

McLafferty will work closely with Paul Waters and Steve Finch to ensure the successful progression of Mariners Academy players to the CCF first grade team, and potentially Mariners Youth and Hyundai A-League outfits.

“It’s very exciting times,” McLafferty said. “It’s an exciting time to get them on the field and not just get results, but hopefully develop them so ‘Arnie’ (Graham Arnold) and ‘Mossy’ (Phil Moss) can have a better look at them as well.”

Meanwhile, Central Coast Mariners can also confirm the 16 players signed for the 2012/13 NYL season, and announce that the squad features three locally trained juniors.

Local lad Louis Bozanic – brother of Mariners A-League star Oliver – has signed on with the Club, while in another exciting development underpinning the importance of the CCMA pathway, two U16 Central Coast juniors will also join the team. Josh Forbes and Steve White – who played this season for CCMA in 2012 – will proudly represent Mariners Youth this campaign.

“It’s exciting times for the development on the Central Coast. Two players from last year’s Central Coast Mariners Academy have been selected to go into the Mariners National Youth League this year. Obviously they’ve got a lot to learn but they’re coming into a professional program and hopefully there’s a few more come after them.”

“There’s been a gap there and there still is a gap which has been identified from day one. But the work is in progress and we feel confident that we’re getting closer and closer to where it should be,” McLafferty said.

Four members of the Championship winning NYL team from last term will again feature for the Club. Talented custodian David Bradasevic, Australian youth representatives Hayden Morton and Nikola Stanojevic, as well as explosive right-winger-cum-full-back Adam Jenner will don the yellow and navy once again.

But Mariners Youth will have a distinctively fresh feel when they begin their campaign against F3 Derby foes Newcastle Jets at the Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence on Sunday 21 October.

Up front Central Coast Youth will feature two former Australian Institute of Sport graduates in Aaron Peterson and Patrick Dixon.

Meanwhile, NYL experienced players including goalkeeper Luke Turnbull, former Gold Coast United midfielder Daniel Bragg, and utilities Jordan Crighton and Tommy Cirjak have penned deals with the Club.

Up-and-coming players Micky Neill, Kieren Paull and Dillon Vorster round out the Mariners 2012/13 NYL roster.

Central Coast Mariners 2012/13 NYL Squad: Louis Bozanic, David Bradasevic (Gk), Daniel Bragg, Tommy Cirjak, Jordan Crighton, Patrick Dixon, Josh Forbes, Adam Jenner, Hayden Morton, Mickey Neill, Kieren Paull, Aaron Peterson, Nikola Stanojevic, Luke Turnbull (Gk), Dillon Vorster, Steve White

http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/centralcoastmariners/news-display/McLafferty-to-mentor-Mariners-Youth/49959

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Blackmores Back Young Sydney FC W-League Team Full Of Matildas

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 2:59 PM



Sydney FC W-League coach Alen Stajcic has unveiled a younger and exciting Sky Blues outfit, full of international experience and ready to regain their crown with the support of a major sponsor for the 2012/13 W-League season.

Blackmores, Australia’s leading natural health brand, has joined the Sydney FC W-League team, which boasts eight Australian internationals, three New Zealand Internationals and six players who have represented Australia at underage level (U17 and U20).

Leading the way will be Westfield Matilda’s Kyah Simon, Ellyse Perry, Sam Kerr, Caitlin Foord and Alanna Kennedy as well as Kiwi Internationals Annalie Longo, Hannah Bromley and Emma Kete.

Kyah Simon, who turned down approaches from Western Sydney to stay loyal to Sydney FC, will take over from Danielle Brogan as Team Captain after Brogan was unfortunately ruled out for the season after rupturing her ACL in pre season.

W-League coach Alen Stajcic described the team as exciting. “We’re thrilled with the team we have been able to put together for the 2012/13 season,” Stajcic said. “We have selected a younger team with pace, mobility and some of the most exciting players in Australian women’s football.

“Kyah will captain the team, which is a sign of the younger, more exciting squad we have selected. She takes over from Danielle Brogan, who was going to play a big part in the season until she unfortunately suffered the knee injury.

“We have been training well and we’re really looking forward to the season kick off against Newcastle on 21 October.”

The surge in corporate support enjoyed by Sydney FC has also spilled over into the W-League with Blackmores becoming shirt sponsors for the women’s team for the 2012/13 season.

Blackmores becomes the first company to invest money directly into the Sydney FC W-League team, a sign of the increased popularity of women’s football. The Blackmore’s logo will be proudly displayed on the front of the Sydney FC W-League and National Youth League strips.

“Blackmores is thrilled to be partnering with Sydney FC’s Women’s and Youth Leagues, and wish them the best of luck for the season ahead,” said Blackmores Director, Sales and Marketing, Jim Van Bruinessen.

“As Australia’s leading natural health brand, Blackmores understands the benefits of being more active. Through our sponsorship of the Blackmores W-League and Youth League we hope to inspire many more Australian Women and kids to give this fast-growing sport a try.”

Sydney FC Chief Executive Officer Tony Pignata welcomed Blackmores to Sydney FC and also wished the W-League team every success in the 2012/13 season.

“Sydney FC is grateful for the support of Blackmores with the W-League and National Youth League teams,” Pignata said. “We have received a lot of corporate support but for Blackmores to commit to helping our women’s team is a testament to the growth and popularity of women’s football.”

Sydney FC W-League squad:
Kyah Simon forward Westfield Matilda
Ellyse Perry defender Westfield Matilda
Caitlin Foord forward Westfield Matilda
Samantha Kerr forward Westfield Matilda
Renee Rollason defender Westfield Matilda
Alanna Kennedy midfielder Westfield Matilda
Teresa Polias midfielder Westfield Matilda
Nicola Bolger midfielder Westfield Matilda
Emma Kete forward New Zealand International
Hannah Bromley defender New Zealand International
Annalie Longo midfielder New Zealand International
Sian McLaren goalkeeper Westfield Young Matilda (U20s)
Brittany Whitfield forward Westfield Young Matilda (U20s)
Amy Harrison forward Australian U17 representative
Sham Khamis goalkeeper Australian U17 representative
Elizabeth Ralston defender Australian U17 representative
Megan McLaughlin midfielder Australian U17 representative
Chloe Logarzo forward
Larissa Crummer forward
Natalie Tobin midfielder

2012/13 Sydney FC Memberships are now on sale with Public Transport to and from the game from all over Sydney covered in the Membership price.

Purchase your 2012/13 Sydney FC Membership here or call (02) 8314 5100.

http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/sydneyfc/news-display/Blackmores-Back-Young-Sydney-FC-WLeague-Team-Full-Of-Matildas/49964



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#SydneyFanChat Transcript with Sam Kerr & Caitlin Foord

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 4:40 PM



Sydney FC’s young W-League and Westfield Matilda players Samantha Kerr and Caitlin Foord hosted the Sky Blues live Twitter #SydneyFanChat today. During the hour we learnt what their favourite Justin Beiber pump up song was, the best part of being a Matilda and they would love women’s football to become more professional. Sam and Caitlin answered 37 questions during the chat, which was a great effort from the young girls.

This initiative has become a fortnightly engagement for Sky Blue Members and fans to interact with Sydney FC players, coaches and staff. In two weeks (Oct 24) we will be back with another current Sky Blues player!

Here is a transcript of the 37 questions, with Samantha Kerr and Caitlin Foord’s answers.

Andrew French: How do you think the season will go, will it be successful?
#SydneyFanChat Yep, I hope so if all goes to plan. We have a young and exciting team.

Nadia: Toughest player to defend against?
#SydneyFanChat Probably Cristiani from Brazil in Germany at the WCup in 2011

Nadia: How was it playing against @TobinHeath and@alexmorgan13?
#SydneyFanChat It was a good experience to play against world class players

Nadia: What is the best part of being being a Matilda? Funniest moment?
#SydneyFanChat Best part is travelling around the world with some of your best friends and playing football!

:): One player you want to score/defend against?
#SydneyFanChat Not 1 player. It would be great to score in the derby against WSW and some former @SydneyFC players - Caitlin

:): What's one thing you learned from#USAvAUS game?
#SydneyFanChat I learnt that we have to play as well as the USA to win the Olympics and a World Cup

:): Favourite Bieber song? Best pump up track?
#SydneyFanChat "Never Let You Go"- Sam "Beauty And Beat" - Caitlin

:): Did any of the #USWNT players give you girls any advice etc?
#SydneyFanChat Not advice, they let their feet do the talking.

:): If you could choose two international players to play in this year's #wleague who would it be? :)
#SydneyFanChat They would be @alexmorgan13and Marta.

Sport For Women: It seems @SydneyFC are doing more to promote @SydneyWFC this season. What can fans do to support you?
#SydneyFanChat Head down to the games and purchase a W-League Membership!

Sport For Women: If you could change one thing about women's football in Australia, what would it be?
#SydneyFanChat We'd love more money in the sport to help the girls become more professional.

Sport For Women: We're trying to find Australia's Top 100 Sportswomen of all time http:// Who would you nominate and why?
#SydneyFanChat Cathy Freeman because I love watching her race or Lydia Lassila!

Sydney FC Women: Cait & Sam: you have played together for @TheMatildas. How is it different playing on the same team at club level?
#SydneyFanChat There's not too much difference apart from the personnel and the colours.

Unstoppable.: Any superstition/pre-game rituals?
#SydneyFanChat I try to relax and not think about the game until it begins. We also play songs before the match

Josiah West: Career highlight so far?
#SydneyFanChat Winning the Best Young Player at the World Cup in 2011 - Caitlin

Ele Winston: How did you become the great players you are today?
#SydneyFanChat Dedication and hard work and by having no social life..

Josiah West: A more competitive question: Who do you think is the better player out of you two haha
#SydneyFanChat @samkerr1 has already said it's her!! And that she's better at FIFA!!

Kane Cassidy: Canberra United have been something else as of late, is there any particular way you'll be tackling games against them?
#SydneyFanChat Just the same as every other team. I think we have the players to do it this year.

Sydney FC Women: Sam, u have been with ur home club Perth Glory since #wleague started. What do u look forward to most playing with SFC?
#SydneyFanChat Playing with a wide range of talented players and the challenge of a new team and new surroundings.

Sydney FC Women: Caitlin, u are a #SkyBlue superstar & have significant technical abilities. What aspects of your game do u wish to improve?
#SydneyFanChat Thanks, I want to improve my finishing.

Kathy Phetrasi: What was it like playing up against the uswnt & getting to swap jerseys with alex morgan?
#SydneyFanChat It was very tough against them and having to run everywhere because they're so fit. Was cool to get jersey.

Jordan Lo Russo: What do you girls think can be done to promote the status of women's football in Oz?
#SydneyFanChat Start from the grass roots and promote within schools. Televise all games rather than just one each week.

Danny + Channy: Just wanna say good luck in the upcoming W-league season
#SydneyFanChat Thanks guys - hope we see you at the games!

Savannah Liebrecht: How did you girls first get into W-League? Advice for a girl who wants to do the same? :) x
#SydneyFanChat NTC program and participate in national tournaments.

Unstoppable.: Who would rather be Christine Sinclair or Abby Wambach?
#SydneyFanChat Abby Wambach but I'm kinda happy being myself!! - Sam

Sport For Women: Great answers! But what about a footballer?
#SydneyFanChat Cheryl Salisbury

Nichole: How do you balance training/games / work and a healthy family/social life and how important is that family/ friend support
#SydneyFanChat Good to have family takes mind off football – Sam. I'm doing HSC so easier to manage time - Caitlin

Kathy Phetrasi: Other than being on our national soccer team, what is another dream you'd like to archive?
#SydneyFanChat I would like to have 4 kids -Sam

John Greco: Do you think W-League would benefit from a marquee player like ADP? Brazil's Marta perhaps?
#SydneyFanChat Yes it would be great to see her in our league. It would be amazing.

Andrew French: Caitlin - how was winning the young player award at the world cup?
#SydneyFanChat It was a bit of a surprise, but it was really good feeling.

s???: Sam - what influenced your decision to come to SFC. Caitlin - is Sam your new Teigen (bff)?
#SydneyFanChat After my knee reconstruction it was a new challenge – Sam. They are both my friends - Caitlin

Ed Rue: Any love for your USA supporters? New Jersey to be more specific!
#SydneyFanChat Yeah, love for any of our fans! How you going??

Nadia: What would being crowned World Champs and Olympic Gold Medalists mean to you both?
#SydneyFanChat That would be the pinnacle of football for us so it would be fantastic and probably the best feeling ever

:): How have players like @swalshy9 @Bubs_11influenced you as an athlete? What's the best advice they've given you both?
#SydneyFanChat They've relaxed us and told us to play our own game which is great and stood us in good stead

Ele Winston: Where do yuo get the headbands from?? been looking for the everywhere
#SydneyFanChat We think the girls who wear the Nike ones get them from the USA

Aroon Clansey: Would you agree that kiwis are better than aussies hahahahaha
#SydneyFanChat I highly disagree with that!! - Sam

Diane (DeeG): Would both of you consider playing in the U.S. when a new professional league starts? Or would you like to play in Europe?
#SydneyFanChat We would like to play in both at some point so yes it would be great.

http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/sydneyfc/news-display/SydneyFanChat-Transcript-with-Sam-Kerr--Caitlin-Foord/49976




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Bouzanis Jr... :cool: It's also interesting to note Tommy Cirjak has swapped clubs again.
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Wednesday, 10 October 2012 2:00 PM

CENTRAL Coast Mariners are pleased to confirm John McLafferty has been promoted to the Club’s National Youth League (NYL) head coaching position.

McLafferty has been Tony Walmsley’s assistant coach with the Mariners NYL team for the past two seasons.

With Walmsley leaving the yellow and navy to take up a new challenge with Sheffield United’s Academy this October, McLafferty stood out as the best candidate to succeed him in the important youth development role.

Having been involved in the recruitment and retention phase for this seasons NYL, McLafferty not only understands the players signed for this campaign, but the practices and processes which make the Mariners Youth development program the best in Australia.

Moreover, McLafferty will take on an additional responsibility with the Central Coast Mariners Academy (CCMA) as Men’s Program Director. This role will see him overlooking the entire Men’s program from under 16’s through to Central Coast Football’s (CCF) first grade team.

McLafferty will work closely with Paul Waters and Steve Finch to ensure the successful progression of Mariners Academy players to the CCF first grade team, and potentially Mariners Youth and Hyundai A-League outfits.

“It’s very exciting times,” McLafferty said. “It’s an exciting time to get them on the field and not just get results, but hopefully develop them so ‘Arnie’ (Graham Arnold) and ‘Mossy’ (Phil Moss) can have a better look at them as well.”

Meanwhile, Central Coast Mariners can also confirm the 16 players signed for the 2012/13 NYL season, and announce that the squad features three locally trained juniors.

Local lad Louis Bozanic – brother of Mariners A-League star Oliver – has signed on with the Club, while in another exciting development underpinning the importance of the CCMA pathway, two U16 Central Coast juniors will also join the team. Josh Forbes and Steve White – who played this season for CCMA in 2012 – will proudly represent Mariners Youth this campaign.

“It’s exciting times for the development on the Central Coast. Two players from last year’s Central Coast Mariners Academy have been selected to go into the Mariners National Youth League this year. Obviously they’ve got a lot to learn but they’re coming into a professional program and hopefully there’s a few more come after them.”

“There’s been a gap there and there still is a gap which has been identified from day one. But the work is in progress and we feel confident that we’re getting closer and closer to where it should be,” McLafferty said.

Four members of the Championship winning NYL team from last term will again feature for the Club. Talented custodian David Bradasevic, Australian youth representatives Hayden Morton and Nikola Stanojevic, as well as explosive right-winger-cum-full-back Adam Jenner will don the yellow and navy once again.

But Mariners Youth will have a distinctively fresh feel when they begin their campaign against F3 Derby foes Newcastle Jets at the Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence on Sunday 21 October.

Up front Central Coast Youth will feature two former Australian Institute of Sport graduates in Aaron Peterson and Patrick Dixon.

Meanwhile, NYL experienced players including goalkeeper Luke Turnbull, former Gold Coast United midfielder Daniel Bragg, and utilities Jordan Crighton and Tommy Cirjak have penned deals with the Club.

Up-and-coming players Micky Neill, Kieren Paull and Dillon Vorster round out the Mariners 2012/13 NYL roster.

Central Coast Mariners 2012/13 NYL Squad: Louis Bozanic, David Bradasevic (Gk), Daniel Bragg, Tommy Cirjak, Jordan Crighton, Patrick Dixon, Josh Forbes, Adam Jenner, Hayden Morton, Mickey Neill, Kieren Paull, Aaron Peterson, Nikola Stanojevic, Luke Turnbull (Gk), Dillon Vorster, Steve White

http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/centralcoastmariners/news-display/McLafferty-to-mentor-Mariners-Youth/49959


I've seen what 5 of these players can do having watched them train and play all season. I predict a top 4 finish for this side. Some serious talent that will do well.
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Roar announce NYL squad

Thursday, 11 October 2012 5:09 PM

Brisbane Roar Youth Head Coach John Sime has announced his squad for the upcoming National Youth League 2012/13 season ahead of next week’s opening round match against Perth Glory.

While all of his squad members are under the age of 21, Sime has opted for a balance between younger talent and more experienced players as he continues to uphold the strong development philosophy of the club.

Sime left no stone unturned in his quest for the best of the state’s best young footballing talent and welcomes six new players alongside the core of last year’s squad that finished second in the National Youth League, four points behind Central Coast Mariners.

“I think it’s tremendous for the club that there’s certainly a depth in Queensland football,” he said.

“The structure at the QAS [Queensland Academy of Sport] is certainly working and I think the rewards are coming through.

“Rado Vidosic and myself made the decision to go young and that’s the vision of the club, as well as trying to cover all parts of Queensland – from Cairns, to Townsville, to Gladstone, to Rockhampton and everywhere in between.

“Since May, I’ve probably been to well in excess of 80 games of all various levels but mostly youth levels.

“It’s been very encouraging and at training, we’ve probably looked at 150 kids.

“It’s been a bit hectic but full marks to the staff and to everyone who participated.”

The Roar’s full-time youth players Corey Brown, George Lambadaridis and Nick Fitzgerald will continue to play a large role in the squad while defender Jason Geria, a regular in the Qantas Young Socceroos set-up, will skipper the side and Ross Archibald has been named vice-captain.

“Jason Geria is a player who I rate very, very highly,” Sime said.

“You need someone who is going to lead the way, along with Ross Archibald who I’m expecting big things from this season.

“They’re both currently training with the first team and I’m really happy with the two of them.”

According to Sime, the club’s National Youth League set-up is “second to none”.

“Looking at the structure of the club, we’ve now appointed a full-time physio for the youth team and a full-time football conditioning coach for the youth team,” he said.

“[Assistant coach] Joel Smith does an excellent job - he’s very keen, he’s very eager and very ambitious and Ryan Timmins does a wonderful job as team manager.

“Everyone has got a job to do and everyone is really keen and eager to develop the kids at this club.

“It’s all about development – you’ll hear me saying this all season because it’s okay to win but we must develop and if we perform well, I’m sure we’ll get the just rewards.

“I also have to give a special thanks to Olympic Football Club, who have been our base and they do a tremendous job for us.”

Brisbane Roar Youth will open their 2012/13 campaign away to Perth Glory on Saturday, 20 October before their first home match against Melbourne Victory Youth on Sunday, 28 October.

Brisbane Roar NYL 2012/13 squad:
Goalkeepers: Nicholas TUBBS, Fraser CHALMERS
Defenders: Jason GERIA (captain), Corey BROWN, Lachlan JACKSON, Cameron CRESTANI
Midfielders: Ross ARCHIBALD (vice captain), George LAMBADARIDIS, Ben LIFTIN
Strikers: Nick FITZGERALD, Kwame YEBOAH, Jordan LAMBI, Brandon BORRELLO, Patrick THEODORE

http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/brisbaneroar/news-display/Roar-announce-NYL-squad/50072

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Any word on victory nyl side ? All I know luc jeggo is there .
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Some very good players in there. Can't wait to see some in the A-league over the next couple of years.
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Mariners Youth set for season start

Monday, 15 October 2012 9:00 AM

Former Gold Coast United midfielder Daniel Bragg will turn out for Central Coast Mariners Youth this campaign

JOHN McLafferty’s Mariners Youth team commence their NYL campaign this Sunday 21 October at Central Coast’s Centre of Excellence.

The junior yellow and navy will host Newcastle Jets Youth at the impressive Tuggerah complex, with free entry for all fans. Kick-off is 10:30am.

Mariners Youth have enjoyed a strong pre-season campaign and most recently secured 1-0 wins over competition rivals Sydney FC and Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

Last week, a Daniel Bragg bullet ensured Central Coast Youth downed the baby Sky Blues, while on Saturday a headed goal from train-on squad member Jayden Tumeth-McLeod – from Bragg’s corner – secured victory over AIS.

This Sunday’s junior F3 Derby contest between the Mariners and Jets promises to be entertaining fixture for fans.

Jets Youth spent the “off-season” playing in the Northern NSW State League, while McLafferty has helped assemble a strong Mariners Youth team.

Indeed, the Mariners will be out to get off to the best possible start in Australia’s premier youth development competition, as they look to defend their 2011/12 Championship success and groom more Hyundai A-League stars of the future.

McLafferty has retained four of the players from the Mariners’ 2011/12 NYL roster. Talented custodian David Bradasevic, Australian youth representatives
Hayden Morton and Nikola Stanojevic, as well as explosive right-winger-cum-full-back Adam Jenner will don the yellow and navy once again.

Meanwhile, local lad Louis Bozanic – brother of Mariners A-League star Oliver – will play for the Club, as will two other Coast juniors, Josh Forbes and Steve Whyte.

Central Coast Mariners 2012/13 NYL Squad: Louis Bozanic, David Bradasevic (Gk), Daniel Bragg, Tommy Cirjak, Jordan Crighton, Patrick Dixon, Josh Forbes, Adam Jenner, Hayden Morton, Mickey Neill, Kieren Paull, Aaron Peterson, Nikola Stanojevic, Luke Turnbull (Gk), Dillon Vorster, Steve Whyte

Central Coast Mariners Youth vs. Newcastle Jets Youth
Sunday 21 October, 2012 – Kick-off: 10:30am
Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence, Tuggerah
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http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/centralcoastmariners/news-display/Mariners-Youth-set-for-season-start/50378

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Mariners Youth set for season start

Monday, 15 October 2012 9:00 AM

Former Gold Coast United midfielder Daniel Bragg will turn out for Central Coast Mariners Youth this campaign

JOHN McLafferty’s Mariners Youth team commence their NYL campaign this Sunday 21 October at Central Coast’s Centre of Excellence.

The junior yellow and navy will host Newcastle Jets Youth at the impressive Tuggerah complex, with free entry for all fans. Kick-off is 10:30am.

Mariners Youth have enjoyed a strong pre-season campaign and most recently secured 1-0 wins over competition rivals Sydney FC and Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

Last week, a Daniel Bragg bullet ensured Central Coast Youth downed the baby Sky Blues, while on Saturday a headed goal from train-on squad member Jayden Tumeth-McLeod – from Bragg’s corner – secured victory over AIS.

This Sunday’s junior F3 Derby contest between the Mariners and Jets promises to be entertaining fixture for fans.

Jets Youth spent the “off-season” playing in the Northern NSW State League, while McLafferty has helped assemble a strong Mariners Youth team.

Indeed, the Mariners will be out to get off to the best possible start in Australia’s premier youth development competition, as they look to defend their 2011/12 Championship success and groom more Hyundai A-League stars of the future.

McLafferty has retained four of the players from the Mariners’ 2011/12 NYL roster. Talented custodian David Bradasevic, Australian youth representatives
Hayden Morton and Nikola Stanojevic, as well as explosive right-winger-cum-full-back Adam Jenner will don the yellow and navy once again.

Meanwhile, local lad Louis Bozanic – brother of Mariners A-League star Oliver – will play for the Club, as will two other Coast juniors, Josh Forbes and Steve Whyte.

Central Coast Mariners 2012/13 NYL Squad: Louis Bozanic, David Bradasevic (Gk), Daniel Bragg, Tommy Cirjak, Jordan Crighton, Patrick Dixon, Josh Forbes, Adam Jenner, Hayden Morton, Mickey Neill, Kieren Paull, Aaron Peterson, Nikola Stanojevic, Luke Turnbull (Gk), Dillon Vorster, Steve Whyte

Central Coast Mariners Youth vs. Newcastle Jets Youth
Sunday 21 October, 2012 – Kick-off: 10:30am
Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence, Tuggerah
Entry: FREE

http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/centralcoastmariners/news-display/Mariners-Youth-set-for-season-start/50378

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Sydney FC Reach Last Four In Vietnam

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 2:43 AM

Sydney FC’s Youth team have produced a remarkable comeback to reach the final stages of the Vietnam International Youth tournament in Pleiku.

The Sky Blues defeated Laos under 21’s 2-1 with a goal in the final minutes to condemn their opponents to an early exit.

It was a win the youngsters deserved after dominating large parts of the game, played in humid conditions.

Sydney began the stronger of the two sides with Alec Urosevski causing the Laos defence problems.

The striker attempted a 35 yard lob which fell just wide after the Laos keeper had come out of his box to clear, and then dragged a left foot effort past the post following good build up play.

Winger Tom Slater was next to threaten beating two men on the left and producing a dangerous cross which the centre half cleared under the nose of frontman Nikola Taneski.

It was all Sydney but against the run of play Laos took the lead on 26 minutes.

Midfielder Liepvisay stubbed his toe when making a pass and the ball fell to Khanthavong in space up front. With the Sydney defence wrong footed, he laid the ball inside to Sivongthong who aimed a well struck left foot shot into Norval’s bottom left hand corner.

The goal and the humidity took a little of the steam out of Sydney and goalkeeper Ryan Norval was forced to make a diving save to his right to keep the score at 1-0 at half time.

The second half began slowly with neither side making any clear cut chances.

Striker Nikola Taneski was forced off just before the hour mark after taking a knock to the ankle, putting his tournament in doubt.

Despite the loss Sydney pressed forward and were on level terms soon after.
Luke Clifford did well down the left wing and his cross was met perfectly on the volley by 17-year old Christopher Naumoff, who drilled the ball into the bottom corner to the delight of his teammates.

A draw would have meant Laos relying on Malaysia beating Sydney by at least two goals in the final group match to qualify, so they pressed forward and almost got their reward.

With five minutes remaining they got a break on the edge of the Sydney box and Saysana hit a powerful left foot shot
It was headed for the top corner until a brilliant, full length, fingertip save from Ryan Norval in the Sky Blues goal kept Sydney level.

It was the platform they needed to go on win the match and with two minutes to go they did.

Naumoff delivered a free kick from the right and 16 year old Josh MacDonald headed home from close range.

The night was capped off when young new boy Peter Triantis was named the Man of The Match.

This result means Sydney qualify for the final stages of the tournament and will play their final group game on Wednesday against Malaysia under 21’s to decide who finishes top of the ladder.

Sydney FC 2 (Naumoff 60’, MacDonald 86’) d. Laos 1 (Sivongthong 26’)
Pleiku Stadium
Referee: Vo Minh Tri (VIE)

Sydney FC: 1. Ryan Norval, 2. Keifer Dotti 3. Aaron Calver, 4. Roberto Speranza (5. Matthew Stewart), 7. Joshua MacDonald, 8. Peter Triantis, 9. Nikola Taneski (19. Theo Kofinas), 10. Tom Slater, 11. Christopher Naumoff, 15.Luke Clifford (14. Luke Jenner), 16 Alec Urosevski.
Subs not used: 6. Anthony Kalik, 17. Rino Zenari, 18. Zackary Nicolis, 20. Anthony Bouzanis (gk), 21. Boden Allport.

P W D L F A Pts
1. Malaysia u.21’s 1 1 0 0 4 2 3
2. Sydney FC 1 1 0 0 2 1 3
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Purchase your 2012/13 Sydney FC Membership here or call (02) 8314 5100.

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Born in west, but sky blue tugs at Simon's heart
DateOctober 17, 2012

MATILDAS striker Kyah Simon said her sights were always set on returning to Sydney FC despite speculation that as a native of western Sydney she would become a Wanderer.

Speaking at yesterday's launch of the W-League, Simon said that spending three years in a sky blue jersey made it difficult for her to turn her back on the club - and her loyalty has been rewarded with the captain's armband.

''If you've got history with a club like Sydney FC, for myself, there's always that chance that you will be back there, and I think that's just inevitable when you do play for a club that previous year,'' Simon said.

The Matildas striker stood alongside the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, at the unveiling of the then yet to be named Western Sydney Wanderers in April. She was included as a football ambassador from the city's west but admits she did not know the details of the announcement.

''I personally didn't know what the announcement was when I rocked up there, I was just told to go in my Matildas stuff, so it was a surprise to me when I got there,'' Simon said. ''It was news to me but I couldn't be happier to be in the sky blue this year.''

Simon, 21, returns to Australia after a stint with Boston Breakers in the US Women's Premier Soccer League Elite. She topped the club's scoring charts with 12 goals in 13 games. She has had little respite between competitions but has welcomed her immediate start in the W-League.

''Too much free time on my hands isn't good so I'm glad to be back with the Sydney FC squad,'' she said. ''I think it's a bit of momentum. I prefer to stay on the ball and continue training and getting fit and trying to better my football in general.''

Meanwhile, former Sydney FC midfielder Servet Uzunlar made the move west to seek a challenge and says her new role as a team leader will help her become a more complete player.

''It was hard but I wanted something different and I wanted to be part of a new club,'' the 23-year-old Uzunlar said. ''Everything fell into place so I had to make that switch. I think it's going to bring out another side in my game that's going to help my football.''



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Victory names Youth Squad

Thursday, 18 October 2012 1:21 PM

Melbourne Victory National Youth League Coach Darren Davies has named his squad ahead of the team’s season opener this weekend.

Davies said the young team was full of talent and players who were aiming to get a taste of Hyundai A-League action.

“Our lads have already seen plenty of success, with youngster Andrew Nabbout making his Hyundai A-League debut, in the club’s first away trip of the year against Brisbane Roar,” Davies said.

“To me, this is what the Youth League is all about, unearthing young talent and giving them the opportunity to shine on the national stage.”

The twelve players who have been offered National Youth League contracts for the 2012/13 season are:
Connor Pain
John Buceto
Kwanene Boahene
Andrew Nabbout
Phillip Petreski
Nick Ansell
Luc Jeggo
Jake Nakic
Chris Cristaldo
Luke O'Dea
Luke Radonich
Dylan Murnane

Luke O’Dea has also seen success recently, being part of the Qantas Young Socceroos who toured Portugal in October. O’Dea was part of the 23-man squad, coached by Paul Okon.

Melbourne Victory’s National Youth League campaign begins on Saturday, 20 October, with the team taking on Adelaide United at SS Anderson Reserve in Port Melbourne from 2.30pm.

For more information about the National Youth League, visit www.footballaustralia.com.au/yleague

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Reds Youth squad announced

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 4:49 PM

Adelaide United FC’s youth squad for the 2012/13 edition of the National Youth League (NYL) has been finalised with a number of exciting new additions joining a host of familiar names from last season.

After a series of trials, training sessions, games against local FFSA teams and travelling to China to compete in the Weifang Cup, the squad was eventually narrowed down, with Reds Youth Coach Michael Valkanis including just four new faces as the emphasis turns to continuing the development of players who have had a taste of the NYL.

“The trial process was very similar to last year where we were able to use the Weifang Cup, so I think it has worked out well for us, but we haven’t made many changes to the squad,” Valkanis said.

“There are four new boys added into it so we’ve always looked at it that when you talk about development, it’s a longer process and you can’t just chop and change every year, so most of the boys have been with us for a couple of years, so they are a little bit older and they’ve done quite a bit of work under our guidance.”

“It’s interesting coming into this pre season and working on tactical stuff that they now understand and know what has to be done and the way we want to play, so it makes it a little bit easier and also makes it easier for the new guys in that everyone around them knows what needs to be done and the players take on a leadership role as well.”

The new players in the squad are defensive duo Stefan Cali and Daniel Pritchard, plus forward Nikola Mileusnic and midfielder Thomas Briscoe.

“Nikola Mileusnic is an extremely good talent and we’ve also got Tommy Briscoe as one of the older age players who is an extremely good footballer with a good football brain and he’s got football smarts about him,” Valkanis said.

“Stefan Cali is another we wanted on the list last year but got injured, and he has come along in leaps and bounds. Daniel Pritchard from Playford also gives us that added strength at the back.”

“All in all I think the four new boys are really going to give us something extra and all of the players are looking forward to this season, they’re looking good, not only from results in pre season games but in terms of the way they’ve gone about playing their football.”

“I think the whole process of having a train on squad, Weifang Cup and then selecting for the NYL has been really beneficial in our process of selecting good young talent and developing them over time, and I think this year we will reap the rewards of having that process in place.”

This air of excitement is evident among South Australia’s talented youngsters that will represent the Reds in the fifth season of the National Youth League.

For many of the players, they will be entering their second or third NYL campaign and this experience of being there before and having spent time developing as a team has given them high expectations of being successful.

“Looking at it from last year when the average age was 17, we had one of the youngest squads, and towards the end of last season they did extremely well,” Valkanis said.

“I think this year they have high expectations of themselves because while it is about development, people take notice when you are winning and sitting on top, that’s just the way the landscape is. Winning is part of their development and we want winners at the club, we want players who want to take the next step up.”

The opening round of the season kicks off this weekend with the Reds Youth travelling over the border to take on Melbourne Victory Youth on Saturday afternoon at SS Anderson Reserve Port Melbourne, and Valkanis says the players cannot wait to get started.

“They’re certainly excited. The ones that have been here before know how good it is to be playing in a national competition against not only the best in their age group around Australia but also coming up against professionals from A-League, so it’s a great challenge for them.”

ADELAIDE UNITED FC – 2012/13 NATIONAL YOUTH LEAGUE SQUAD
Name (Position, Local Club) Date of Birth
Thomas BRISCOE (Midfielder, Birkalla) 7/3/1991
Stefan CALI (Defender, MetroStars) 26/1/1994
Issac CARMODY (Goalkeeper, Port Adelaide Pirates) 12/5/1995
Jordan ELSEY (Defender, Para Hills) 2/3/1994
John HALL (Goalkeeper, Cumberland) 23/10/1994
Shaun HARVEY (Defender, Modbury) 8/2/1994
John KARATZAS (Forward, AIS) 13/7/1995
Dion KIRK (Midfielder, Campbelltown) 5/8/1994
Awer MABIL (Forward, Campbelltown) 15/9/1995
Nikola MILEUSNIC (Forward, White City) 17/7/1993
Jake MONACO (Midfielder, Western Strikers) 23/6/1994
Scott NAGEL (Defender, Birkalla) 23/3/1993
Daniel PRITCHARD (Defender, Playford) 14/5/1993
Anthony TRIMBOLI (Forward, West Adelaide) 6/11/1995
Liam WOODING (Midfielder, Birkalla) 25/5/1993

Coach: Michael Valkanis
Assistant Coach: Angelo Costanzo
Goalkeeper Coach: Robbie Matosevic
Team Manager: Sue Tripodi
Trainer: Remo Paris

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Any news on Perth's youth team?
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Does anyone else think these youth squads are way to small?

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