Sydney FC Dominate Another National Team Squad

Sydney FC's Academy is once again proving a class above with no fewer than five players being named in the Joeys 23 player squad to represent Australia at the 2019 AFF U-15 Championship in Thailand.

Joseph Calusic, Aiden Mostofi, Paolo Pusateri, Adrian Segecic and Clayton Taylor have all been selected with fellow Sky Blue Jake Girdwood-Reich set to join the squad for a Narrabeen based training camp before they leave.

Joseph Calusic In U14s NPL Grand Final Last Year
Joseph Calusic In U14s NPL Grand Final Last Year - photo @Jamcas50

It means the Sky Blues again dominate a national team squad with Sydney FC supplying the most players in the recent Under 17s Joeys squad, as well as June's Socceroos friendly against Korea and the Matildas 2019 FIFA World Cup squad. 

Sydney FC Technical Director - Youth Kelly Cross said: "It's very pleasing to see a large number of our young players given the honour of representing their country again.

"Our Academy strives to provide everything we can to help young players achieve their potential and to see so many have the opportunity of playing at the highest level they can is very satisfying."

Sydney FC's Victorious 2018 NPL Grand Final Team
Sydney FC's Victorious 2018 NPL Grand Final Team

Photos by Jaime Castaneda - @jamcas50

In this competition Australia will take on hosts Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, and Brunei Darussalam in Group B of the competition.

Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Timor-Leste, Singapore, and Philippines will contest Group A, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the Semi-Finals of the tournament.

“The 2019 AFF U-15 Championship represents the start of this Joeys age group’s journey to the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2021,” Morgan said.

“With a minimum of five and up to seven international matches over the two weeks of the tournament, the AFF U-15 Championship will give the players selected a great introduction to international football."

The Group Stage will commence on July 27, while the Final will be held on August 9.

Clayton Taylor In U14s NPL Grand Final Last Year
Clayton Taylor In U14s NPL Grand Final Last Year - photo @jamcas50

Australia's Under 15s Squad

Joseph CALUSIC

Sydney FC, New South Wales

Ethan COX (Gk)

FFSA NTC, South Australia

Jai CURRAN-NICHOLLS

Glen Eira FC, Victoria

Massimo D’ARGENIO

Moreland Zebras, Victoria

Kane GIBBS

Brisbane Roar FC, Queensland

Sebastian GOMEZ

Perth Glory FC, Western Australia

Daniel HELWEH

Marconi Stallions, New South Wales

George KARVOUNIS

Melbourne Victory, Victoria

Alessandro LOPANE

Western Sydney Wanderers FC, New South Wales

Lachlan MACDONALD

Sutherland Sharks FC, New South Wales

Alexander MENELAOU

Melbourne City FC, Victoria

Aiden MOSTOFI

Sydney FC, New South Wales

James NIEUWENHUIZEN (Gk)

Goulburn Valley Suns FC, Victoria

Bernardo OLIVEIRA

FFSA NTC, South Australia

Nicholas PANUCCIO

Western Sydney Wanderers FC, New South Wales

Jack PIRONE

Gold Coast United FC, Queensland

Paolo PUSATERI

Sydney FC, New South Wales

Joshua RAWLINS

Perth Glory FC, Western Australia

Matthew SCARCELLA

Western Sydney Wanderers FC, New South Wales

Adrian SEGECIC

Sydney FC, New South Wales

Clayton TAYLOR

Sydney FC, New South Wales

Aiki TSUKAMOTO

Perth Glory FC, Western Australia

Jack WARSHAWSKY (Gk)

Brisbane Roar FC, Queensland