Squads named for National Youth Championships
Over 60 of Victoria's best Under 13 and Under 14 boys heading to Coffs Harbour.
Football Federation Victoria is pleased to announce the squads who will represent Victoria in the upcoming National Youth Championships for Boys.
The tournament will take place in Coffs Harbour from 30 September until 6 October, with state teams coming from all over Australia to take part.
Victoria will be sending four squads, with Under 13 Boys Metro, Under 13 Boys Country, Under 14 Boys Metro and Under 14 Boys Country to compete.
Click the links below for full squad lists.
Under 13 Boys Metro
Under 13 Boys Country
Under 14 Boys Metro
Under 14 Boys Country
Football Federation Victoria Talented Player Manager Les Bee said that the National Youth Championships are the culmination of months of hard work and give players a chance to showcase their skills on a national stage.
“The National Youth Championships provide players with the opportunity to play against the best players in the country and this challenges them to develop,” said Bee.
“While the results are not important, we are looking for outstanding individual skill as well has seeing how well players work as a unit.”
Every player in each of the four squads took part in the Victorian Champions League, Football Federation Victoria’s talented junior summer competition.
Heading into its fifth season, the VCL aims to have the best players receive the best coaching and play against the best opponents while adhering to the National Coaching Curriculum.
“The VCL is now developing players who are fully comfortable playing to the National Curriculum where they maintain high levels of possession, understand their roles and are comfortable on the ball,” said Bee.
“The VCL is the only competition of its kind in Australia and through this as well as our winter talented player programs, our best players are playing football at a high level for up to 10 months of the year, which does wonders for their development and helps them reach their full potential.”
On the final day of the National Youth Championships and All-Star team is named for each age group, with that team facing off against the overall winners.