Changes made to squads ahead of the upcoming FFA National Youth Championships for Boys Tournament

September 14th, 2018

Twelve days out from Australia’s most esteemed junior football tournament for boys, changes have been made to the Northern NSW squad for the National Youth Championship (NYC) for Boys.

Due to an injury to a member of the Newcastle Jets Academy’s squad, Mid North Coast’s junior Ian Matthews has been called up as a replacement for the upcoming tournament.

Hamilton Olympic junior Lachlan Griffiths, who was a part of the Talent Support Program, has been selected to step into the Northern NSW team to take Matthews’ place.

Also, due to the number of players per squad increasing for the tournament, NNSW 14 Years North Coast Football junior James Shanahan and Edgeworth’s Ben Conway were selected to play in the Newcastle Jets Academy 14s squad.

Broadmeadow’s Killian McCarthy was called up into the NNSW 14 Years squad and in the 13 Years, Edgeworth’s Jordan Baylis has move to the Newcastle Jets 13 Years from the NNSW side.

Over 600 of the country’s best young male footballers in the 13 Years and 14 Years divisions are set to converge on Coffs Harbour and kick off their NYC campaign on Monday 24 September until Friday 28 September.

The tournament involves 36 teams from around Australia, with over seven teams contesting in each age division.

The Championships conclude on Friday 28 September with the Champions being decided before the presentation of trophies and medallions.

The official NNSWF Team Lists are as follows:


Player   Zone/Club Suburb/Town
Charlie Shipperlee NCF Woolgoolga
Hani Addis FFNC Tyagarah
Regan Fitzpatrick Weston Tarro
Samuel Jackson Hamilton Olympic Georgetown
Ptolemy Horan NCF Boambee
Wil Southcombe Hamilton Olympic Muswellbrook
Reegan Clark Lambton Macquarie Hills
Blake Robinson Lambton Eleebana
Bailey Newton Lambton Birmingham Gardens
Max Middleby Valentine Valentine
Yue Han Leong Charlestown City Warners Bay
Rufus Scott FFNC Byron Bay
Huon Lickley FMNC Port Macquarie
Mason King Broadmeadow Fletcher
Jake Callen Edgeworth Coal Point
Nate Deamer Broadmeadow Raymond Terrace
Brayden Boonstra NIF Tamworth
Jordan Baylis Edgeworth Macquarie Hills



Player   Zone/Program Suburb/Town
Josh Hughes FMNC Tinonee
Baden Rees NCF Coffs Harbour
Riley Byrn Edgeworth Bateau Bay
Harrison Lambley Broadmeadow Georgetown
Lachlan Newton Hamilton Olympic Elermore Vale
Taye Power O’Toole FMNC Port Macquarie
Lachlan Griffiths Hamilton Olympic Cooks Hill
Joey Smith Edgeworth West Wallsend
Finn Oakley McLean Edgeworth Mount Hutton
Charlie Kelly NCF Townsend
Kai Karaka Hamilton Olympic Chisholm
Ethan Mitchell FFNC Wollongbar
Beau Cavallaro NIF Tamworth
Jacob Field NCF Moonee Beach
Marcus Field NCF Moonee Beach
Jack Page FMNC Port Macquarie
Killian McCarthy Broadmeadow New Lambton
James Shanahan NCF Coffs Harbour
Ben Conway Edgeworth Cameron Park

Northern NSW Squads for 13 and 14 years will receive their National Youth Championship playing strip from coaching staff including NNSWF Technical Advisor and former New Zealand international, Leo Bertos on Sunday 23rd September, 2:30 pm at Aqua Villa, Coffs Harbour.

2018 FFA NYC for Boys Draw

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