Harry McCarthy selected for Australian Young Socceroos Squad

Harry McCarthy selected for Australian Young Socceroos Squad
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Manly United striker Harry McCarthy has been named in a 30-man Young Socceroos Squad for a training camp in Canberra from 28 July to 2 August with the possibility of boarding a plane to take part in the Asian Football Federation (AFF) U18 Championships in Vietnam.

McCarthy, who played his junior football with Wakehurst, is one of four players from NPL Clubs all around Australia selected in the extended squad, which will take part in a five day camp in Canberra under the watchful eye of Young Socceroos Head Coach Gary Van Egmond.

“This is a great opportunity for me and I cant wait to get into Camp”, McCarthy said.

Following the five day camp, 23 players from the extended squad will leave Australia to face Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and Cambodia from August 7-15 with the hope of qualifying for the semi finals and final.

The camp and tournament is the first step for players hoping to gain ultimate selection in the Young Socceroos squad that will be striving to qualify for the next U20 World Cup, to be staged in the Korea Republic in 2021.

McCarthys selection is also a boost for Manly United after the teenager returned to the club from Sydney FC last month.

The talented teenager was a standout at Manly United during his youth and a 30-goal season in the Manly United U16s saw him move to Sydney FC but after 18 months he returned to Cromer park where he has been a part of the first grade side.

This is a fantastic recognition for Harry and highlights the talent that he has, said Manly United Technical Director Andrew Christiansen. To make a Young Socceroos camp is a wonderful achievement and were thrilled for Harry.

He has been back at Manly for a little over a month and it is refreshing that the National Team Coaching staff have selected players from the NPL.

It is a tremendous to know that players can gain selection in National teams from Manly and other NPL Clubs.

The next month represents an exciting opportunity for all the players that have been selected, van Egmond said. Our camp in Canberra combined with the 2019 AFF U-18 Championship in Vietnam represents the start of our process to qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2021.

Young Socceroos 30-Player Squad | Training Camp (July 28 August 2, 2019) | Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra



Thomas AQUILINA Sutherland Sharks FC (NSW)
Bryce BAFFORD Perth Glory FC
Jay BARNETT Melbourne Victory FC
Lachlan BROOK Adelaide United FC
Lleyton BROOKS Uncontracted
Jarrod CARLUCCIO Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Bradley CHICK Melbourne City FC
Lochlan CONSTABLE Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Louis DARRIGO Adelaide United FC
Thomas FAY Sydney FC
Mitchell GRAHAM Melbourne City FC
Lachlan HUNTER (Gk) Brisbane Roar FC
Gianluca IANNUCCI Melbourne City FC
Noah JAMES (Gk) Newcastle Jets FC
Michael KATSOULIS Central Coast Mariners FC
Jasper KELLEY (Gk) Brikalla SC (SA)
Jai KING Adelaide United FC
Jackson LEE (Gk) Perth Glory FC
Harry MCCARTHY Manly United FC (NSW)
Alec MILLS Melbourne City FC
Fabian MONGE Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Noah PAGDEN Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Kristian POPOVIC Perth Glory FC
Hassan RAMAZANI Brisbane Roar FC
John ROBERTS Mt Druitt Rangers FC (NSW)
Dylan RUIZ-DIAZ Central Coast Mariners FC
Callum TALBOT Sydney FC
Marco TILIO Sydney FC
Kai TREWIN Brisbane Roar FC
Jacob VASILIOU Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Upcoming Matches Young Socceroos | 2019 AFF U-18 Championship | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Cambodia v Australia
Date: Wednesday, 7 August 2019
Location: Thong Nhat, Vietnam
Kick-off: 6.30pm (local); 9.30pm (AEST)

Vietnam v Australia
Date: Friday, 9 August 2019
Location: Thong Nhat, Vietnam
Kick-off: 6.30pm (local); 9.30pm (AEST)

Australia v Thailand

Date: Sunday, 11 August 2019
Location: Binh Duong, Vietnam
Kick-off: 6.30pm (local); 9.30pm (AEST)

Australia v Malaysia
Date: Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Location: Thanh Long, Vietnam
Kick-off: 3.30pm (local); 6.30pm (AEST)

Singapore v Australia
Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019
Location: Thong Nhat, Vietnam
Kick-off: 3.30pm (local); 6.30pm (AEST)