Cklamovski names Australia U-16 squad for Mongolia mission

New Joeys Head Coach Peter Cklamovski has confirmed his 23-player squad for the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers
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New Joeys Head Coach Peter Cklamovski has confirmed his 23-player squad for the forthcoming 2018 AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers to be held in Mongolia.

Cklamovski’s squad in Mongolia features a mix of players who are currently aligned to Hyundai A-League clubs, National Premier Leagues (NPL) sides, national academies, as well as two – Diego Alonso and Tristan Hammond – who are currently based overseas.

Cklamovski said that finalising his squad for Mongolia was a difficult process, but believes that that demonstrates the depth that is coming through at youth level.

“There has been some tough decisions made to get to the final 23 and that’s a good sign of the depth starting to get created within this age group,” said Cklamovski.

“We have attempted to broaden the net in terms of player scouting and this process is in its infancy and it will continue to evolve and improve.

“We've had a great training camp at Valentine Park and now we travel to Mongolia and fine tune our preparations for AFC Qualifiers. The players are gaining an understanding of how we want to play as a team and it's exciting to see the progress we are making in a short space of time.

“It's imperative we capitalise on every minute available to us and maximise our time together to ensure we hit the ground running in what will be a competitive qualification stage,” Cklamovski concluded.

Peter Cklamovski has been appointed as the new Head Coach of the Joeys.

The Joeys will take on hosts Mongolia, as well as Cambodia and Vietnam in Ulaanbaatar from Wednesday 20 September through to Sunday 24 September 2017.

Should the Joeys side finish top of Group I in Mongolia his squad will book its place at the 2018 AFC U-16 Championships which will be held in Malaysia next year.

The five best group runners up will also make it to Malaysia for next year’s tournament, which will be held in September and October 2018.

For more details regarding the AFC U-16 Championship, please visit: http://www.the-afc.com/competition/afc-u-16-championship

Australia U-16 Squad for 2018 AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers – Mongolia
 
First Name
Last Name
Club, Country
Diego
Alonso
Alboraya Academy, Spain
Leonardo
Belz
Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia
Noah
Botic
Sydney Olympic FC, Australia
Jordan
Courtney
Queensland Academy Sport, Australia
Dylan
Craus
Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia
Luke
Duzel
Melbourne City FC, Australia
Tristan
Hammond
Sporting CP, Portugal
Birkan
Kirdar
Melbourne Victory, Australia
Jaiden
Kucharski
Sydney FC, Australia
Marco
Mancuso
Hume City FC, Australia
Dalibor
Markovic
Marconi Stallions FC, Australia
Adam
Pavlesic
Sydney FC, Australia
Cameron
Peupion
Sydney FC, Australia
Joseph
Roddy
APIA Leichardt Tigers FC, Australia
Tyson
Savas
Sydney FC, Australia
Lachlan
Sepping
Marconi Stallions FC, Australia
Jamie
Signorello
Adelaide United, Australia
Corey
Smith
Blacktown City FC, Australia
Ahmad
Taleb
Melbourne City FC, Australia
Ryan
Teague
Sydney FC, Australia
Nicholas
Theodosiou
Melbourne City FC, Australia
Joshua
Varga
Nunawading City FC, Australia
Jade
Waring
Glen Eira FC, Australia

This article was originally published at: http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/article/peter-cklamovski-names-australia-u-16-squad-for-mongolia-mission/defn08oxcgt1854wcoa2c1hg.