23 A-Leagues prospects selected for tournament duty with Young Socceroos

Young Socceroos head coach Trevor Morgan has selected an all-A-Leagues 23-player squad to take part in the 2024 ASEAN Under-19 Boys’ Championship in Surakarta, Indonesia this month.

The tournament, set to take place between July 17-29, pits 12 members from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Football Federation against one another.

The Young Socceroos will set out to win the tournament formerly known as the AFF Championship for a sixth time, having done so previously in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2016 and 2019.

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Morgan’s 23-player squad consists entirely of players signed to Isuzu UTE A-League clubs; Marcus Younis (Western Sydney Wanderers), Jake Najdovski (Western United) and Zac de Jesus (Sydney FC) have all debuted in the Isuzu UTE A-League at their respective clubs while the likes of Tiago Quintal (Sydney FC) and Fabian Talladira (Adelaide United) have featured in senior squads.

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Jake Najdovski.

One to watch in the 23-player squad is Melbourne Victory’s Jesse Hoey who scored 40 goals for Victory’s youth teams last season and has even been likened to a star Socceroo; the teenager will look to continue his rise with an impactful display in Indonesia with the Young Socceroos in July.

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Hoey (centre). Image source: Jesse Hoey/Instagram

The current Young Socceroos squad takes on a different look to the one that travelled to South America in June; the ASEAN U19 Boys’ Championship has provided opportunities for both the new players to impress and for head coach Morgan to strengthen the depth of the selection pool for crucial 2025 AFC U20 Asian Cup qualifiers in September.

“This tournament is a perfect chance to develop these players through competitive matches and allow them to show what they can bring come September,” Morgan said. 

“We’ve made several considerations when selecting this squad, including allowing players who travelled to South America in June a chance to rest before they join A-League pre-season at their respective clubs, and most importantly, the opportunity for this group players to gain experience and perform for their country, something they have earned. 

“We’ve had the chance to completely change the squad between assemblies and the fact we can do this shows the depth of talent available, and the belief we have in giving players the chance to step up. It’s important we continue to develop this group as they move through our pathway, and being involved in tournament football is the perfect environment to achieve that.” 

The Young Socceroos have been drawn in Group B for the tournament and will face Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam at Gelora 10 November Stadium.

Subway Young Socceroos fixtures – 2024 ASEAN U-19 Boys’ Championship

Laos v Young Socceroos 
Thursday, 18 July 2024 
Gelora 10 November Stadium, Surabaya 
Kick-off: 3.00pm local / 6.00pm AEST 

Young Socceroos v Vietnam 
Sunday, 21 July 2024 
Gelora 10 November Stadium, Surabaya 
Kick-off: 3.00pm local / 6.00pm AEST 

Myanmar v Young Socceroos 
Wednesday, 24 July 2024 
Gelora 10 November Stadium, Surabaya 
Kick-off: 3.00pm local / 6.00pm AEST 

Subway Young Socceroos squad – 2024 ASEAN U-19 Boys’ Championship

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Peter ANTONIOU Defender Melbourne City Bulleen Lions FC / Football VIC 
Adam BUGARIJA Midfielder Perth GlorySt. Bernadette FC / Football NSW 
Zac DE JESUS Defender Sydney FC Lakeside Lions Junior FC / Football NSW 
Daniel GRASKOSKI Goalkeeper Melbourne VictoryNorthcote City FC / Football VIC 
Zane HELWEH Midfielder Macarthur FC Bankstown Sports Strikers / Football NSW 
Lucas HERRINGTON Defender Brisbane RoarToowong FC / Football QLD 
Jesse HOEY Midfielder Melbourne VictoryDoncaster Rovers SC / Football VIC 
Ryley HOLLINGDALE Midfielder Western Sydney WanderersSutherland Sharks FC / Football NSW 
Pearson KASAWAYA Defender Sydney FC Griffith City FC / Football NSW 
Dylan LEONARD Defender Western United Middle Park FC / Football VIC 
Medin MEMETI Forward Melbourne City Dandenong Thunder FC / Football VIC 
Jake NAJDOVSKI Forward Western UnitedSpring Hills FC / Football VIC 
Dylan PERAIC-CULLEN Goalkeeper Central Coast MarinersWoden Valley SC / Capital Football 
Tiago QUINTAL Forward Sydney FC Baulkham Hills FC / Football NSW 
Kavian RAHMANI Midfielder Melbourne CityNorth Eastern Metrostars / Football SA 
Oliver RANDAZZO Midfielder Macarthur FCLilli Pilli FC / Football NSW 
Xavier STELLA Midfielder Melbourne City Moreland City SC / Football VIC 
Arion SULEMANI Forward Melbourne City Dandenong Thunder FC / Football VIC 
Fabian TALLADIRA Defender Adelaide UnitedAdelaide City FC / Football SA 
Ben VAN DORSSEN Defender Newcastle Jets Lambton Jaffas / NNSW Football
Max VARTULI Goalkeeper Sydney FC Fraser Park FC / Football NSW 
Tyler WILLIAMS Defender Sydney FC Castle Hill United FC / Football NSW 
Marcus YOUNIS Midfielder Western Sydney WanderersNorth Rocks SC / Football NSW