"Han Berger, Jan Versleijen and I looked at around 45 players over four training camps to select this final squad of 23 players," said de Marigny

"This is a very competitive squad with cover for all positions around the park.

"Although the players are relatively young, the more matches that they play together, the better they will understand the system and organisation that is needed to play at an international level.

"I'm looking forward to the tournament and believe we can qualify for the next level in 2010."

The Qantas Joeys have been drawn in Group H of the AFC U16 Championship Qualifiers alongside Malaysia and Laos.  The three nations will play each other twice between October 6-16 with the top nation progressing directly to the AFC U16 Championship.

The AFC U16 Championship 2010 will be played from October 2-17 with the venue to be announced later this year.

The Qantas Joeys face Laos in the opening match of the tournament on Tuesday October 6 at McKellar Park (Kick-Off 2:00pm AEDT).


AFC U-16 Championship (Qualifiers)

McKellar Park, Canberra, ACT

October 6-16 2009


Institute and/or Club

Kobbie Boahene

VIS/Altona East JSC

Corey Brown

QAS/Brisbane City FC

Alex Cerruto

NSWIS/Marconi Stallions

Connor Chapman

NSWIS/Sutherland Sharks

Samuel Chapple

NSWIS/Sutherland Sharks

Joshua Da Silva

NSWIS/Sutherland Sharks

Milos Degenek

NSWIS/Blacktown City Demons

Hernan Espindola


Giancarlo Gallifuoco

NSWIS/Sutherland Sharks

Stevan Ilic

NSWIS/Sutherland Sharks

Aaron Liddell

Marconi Stallions

Jesse Makarounas

Football West/Perth SC

Jake Monaco

SASI/Western Strikers

Hayden Morton

NSWIS/Sutherland Sharks

Andrew Mullett

VIS/FC Bulleen Lions

Brodie Paterson


Yianni Perkatis

NSWIS/Marconi Stallions

Luke Remington


Daniel Sadaka

Sutherland Sharks

Lachlan Tibbles

NSWIS/Marconi Stallions

Abe Wheelhouse


Jakob Williams

ACTAS/Tuggeranong United

Kwame Yeboah

QAS/Gold Coast