Trio selected for Young Socceroos

Ben Kantarovski, James Virgili and Robbie Kolak have been selected for the Qantas Young Socceroos to play in the AFC U-19 Championship 2010 Qualifiers next month.

Newcastle Jets youngsters Ben Kantarovski, James Virgili and Robbie Kolak have been selected for the Qantas Young Socceroos to play in the AFC U-19 Championship 2010 Qualifiers next month.

The trio will depart for Bandung, Indonesia next Wednesday after completing a short training camp in Sydney.

Kantarovski has recently returned to Hyundai A-League action after playing in all three group stage matches for the Qantas Young Socceroos at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Egypt.

Virgili was named in the Qantas Young Socceroos- FIFA Under-20 World Cup preliminary squad, and trained with the team in Cyprus prior to the tournament. The 17-year-old and his teammate Kolak are members of the Jets- National Youth League squad.

Club CEO John Tsatsimas said that Jan Versleijen-s selection of the trio was a credit to the Jets for continually giving young players an opportunity to shine.

“It-s obviously a huge honour for players to get picked to represent their country and we wish them all the best when they don the green and gold,” he said.

“For us to have three players selected for this squad is testament to the youth development at the club and we will continue to strive to produce some of the best young footballers in the country,” said Mr. Tsatsimas.

Qantas Young Socceroos Squad List AFC U-19 Championship 2010 Qualifiers Bandung, Indonesia 7-17 November 2009

Player Club Eli Babalj AIS Mark Birighitti (gk) Adelaide United Daniel Bowles Brisbane Roar Youth Karem Bulut Sydney FC Youth Chris Bush AIS Kofi Danning Sydney FC Jason Davidson Pacos de Ferreira, Portugal Petar Franjic Melbourne Victory Youth Sam Gallagher Sydney FC Rhyan Grant Sydney FC Benjamin Kantarovski Newcastle Jets Robbie Kolak (gk) Newcastle Jets Youth Matthew Leckie Adelaide United Jared Lum AIS Steven Lustica Gold Coast United Dylan McGowan Hearts FC, Scotland Thomas Oar Brisbane Roar Dimitrios Petratos Sydney FC Youth Trent Sainsbury AIS Nikola Stanojevic AIS Kliment Taseski Melbourne Victory Youth Lawrence Thomas (gk) AIS James Virgili Newcastle Jets Youth

AFC U-19 Championship 2010 Qualifiers Official Match Schedule - Group F

All matches will be played at the Si Jalak Harupat Stadium, Bandung, Indonesia.

7 November 2009 Australia v Hong Kong 3:00pm 7:00pm 7 November 2009 Japan v Chinese Taipei 6:00pm 10:00pm 7 November 2009 Indonesia v Singapore 9:00pm 1:00am 9 November 2009 Japan v Indonesia 3:00pm 7:00pm 9 November 2009 Singapore v Hong Kong 6:00pm 10:00pm 9 November 2009 Chinese Taipei v Australia 9:00pm 1:00am 12 November 2009 Chinese Taipei v Indonesia 3:00pm 7:00pm 12 November 2009 Australia v Singapore 6:00pm 10:00pm 12 November 2009 Hong Kong v Japan 9:00pm 1:00am 14 November 2009 Singapore v Japan 3:00pm 7:00pm 14 November 2009 Hong Kong v Chinese Taipei 6:00pm 10:00pm 14 November 2009 Indonesia v Australia 9:00pm 1:00am 17 November 2009 Australia v Japan 3:00pm 7:00pm 17 November 2009 Hong Kong v Indonesia 6:00pm 10:00pm 17 November 2009 Chinese Taipei v Singapore 9:00pm 1:00am