Four Jets players have been selected to participate in the Young Socceroos’ latest training camp in Gosford next week.
Four Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets players have been selected to participate in the Young Socceroos- latest training camp in Gosford next week.
Josh Brillante, Connor Chapman, Andrew Hoole and Adam Taggart have all been included in coach Paul Okon-s latest training squad as the Young Socceroos continue their preparations for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup to be held in Turkey in June.
Hoole said he is determined once again put his best foot forward after getting his first taste of Young Socceroos action during their most recent training camp a fortnight ago.
“It was a great experience to be in the last camp with those sort of players. They-re all top quality players and that-s why they-re in there,” Hoole said.
“Obviously to be a part of another camp is a good opportunity for me to do as well as I possibly can.
“When you get invited into these sort of camps, all you can do is work hard. If it comes off it-s great, but if it doesn-t you-ve just got to keep working hard and trying to put your best foot forward.”
While Hoole has only broken into the frame for Young Socceroos selection in recent months, Brillante, Chapman and Taggart are veterans of the squad, having featured heavily during the qualifying campaign for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Brillante said it was important that all the Jets players featuring in the squad continued to compete hard while in camp to ensure they maintained their spot.
“It-s always an honour to be selected for Australia and to go into another camp will be awesome,” Brillante said.
“Every session you-ve got to do your best and you-ve got to try and impress the coaches. You never know down to the last minute who-s going to get picked for the final squad, so you-ve got to keep training your hardest right down until the end.”
Chapman, having captained the Australian Joeys at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2011, knows better than most the amazing experience that awaits those players who will eventually be selected to be part of the World Cup squad.
“The under 20-s World Cup is the second biggest FIFA tournament outside the World Cup so it would be unbelievable,” Chapman said.
“You always dream of playing for your country, so I-m looking forward to it.”
Hoole said if he gets the chance to represent his country on the world stage it would be a dream come.
“It would mean the world to me. Obviously as a young player you want to be taking part in these kind of events,” Hoole said.
“With the World Cup coming up in a couple of months time it would be a great feeling to get into that team.”
Young Socceroos training camp squad:
Nicholas Ansell, Melbourne Victory Terry Antonis, Sydney FC Anthony Bouzanis (gk), Sydney FC Joshua Brillante, Newcastle Jets Corey Brown, Brisbane Roar Reece Caira, Western Sydney Wanderers Connor Chapman, Newcastle Jets Daniel Da Silva, Perth Glory James Donachie, Brisbane Roar Jack Duncan (gk), Perth Glory Scott Galloway, Melbourne Victory Corey Gameiro, Wellington Phoenix Ben Garuccio, Melbourne Heart Jason Geria, Melbourne Victory Hagi Gligor, Sydney FC Andrew Hoole, Newcastle Jets Paul Izzo (gk), Adelaide United Jesse Makarounas, Melbourne Victory Hayden Morton, Central Coast Mariners Connor Pain, Melbourne Victory Adam Taggart, Newcastle Jets David Vrankovic, Melbourne Heart Jeremy Walker, Melbourne Heart Kwame Yeboah, Brisbane Roar