The truth behind Australian football’s ‘lazy excuse’ for change

The introduction of 34-year-old and recently naturalised Bruno Fornaroli to the Socceroos set up was indicative of years and years of not addressing the biggest problem with Australian football right now: the demand for international players is far outweighing the supply. JOEY LYNCH finds out why. Full story for Optus Sport: https://sport.optus.com.au/articles/os41087/socceroos-news-2022-australia-football-young-players-next-generation

Victory to add Joe Palatsides as Head of Academy

November 10 Update: Melbourne Victory has confirmed the appointment of Joe Palatsides as Head of Academy: https://twitter.com/gomvfc/status/1458210686627057665?s=20 Original Story Published on November 9: Melbourne Victory’s rebuild has added another key piece, with youth guru Joe Palatsides set to be unveiled as the fallen A-League Men giant’s new Head of Academy.  At a press conference on … Continue reading Victory to add Joe Palatsides as Head of Academy

Meet Bryleeh Henry: The new 18y.o. Matilda who ‘terrorises defences’

Earning a surprise call-up to the Matildas' squad for friendlies against Brazil, 18-year-old Bryleeh Henry’s is emblematic of the opportunities a home World Cup is providing. Now, the Penrith local has the rare chance to earn her international debut in front of family and friends in her home stadium and target bigger things to come. … Continue reading Meet Bryleeh Henry: The new 18y.o. Matilda who ‘terrorises defences’

Jacob Italiano and Lachlan Brook highlight Olyroos squad for AFC U23 Asian Cup qualification

Borussia Monchengladbach’s Jacob Italiano and Brentford’s Lachlan Brook highlight a 21-player Olyroos squad set to take part in AFC U23 Asian Cup qualification next week.  Currently in camp in Dubai, the squad is will transit to Tajikistan in the coming days, where they are scheduled to play Indonesia in a two-match series in Dushanbe for … Continue reading Jacob Italiano and Lachlan Brook highlight Olyroos squad for AFC U23 Asian Cup qualification

Australian youth internationals unlikely to return in 2021

Football Australia CEO James Johnson has said that he doesn’t believe Australia’s junior national sides will return to action in 2021.  Hot off the heels of the Olympics, the coming months are set to be busy ones for Australian national sides; the Socceroos set to resume their 2022 World Cup qualification campaign against China at … Continue reading Australian youth internationals unlikely to return in 2021