The Brisbane Roar Academy had 33 players represent Queensland and Northern Territory at the National Youth Championships for Boys in Coffs Harbour from 26-30 September.
The tournament, taking place at C.ex Coffs International Stadium has seen Under 14 and 15 Boys teams from across the country descend on the Northern New South Wales city for five action-packed days of football.
This year’s edition marked the return of the National Youth Championships after the COVID-19 pandemic side lined the marquee youth event for the past two years.
It was a successful outing for Queensland with teams in both finals.
Over in the U14 Boy’s, Queensland White, which had 12 Brisbane Roar Academy players, topped their age group to secure a spot in the semi-finals.
Academy players Matheus Irelandes Mota and Charlie Parkin both scored in that match with the latter of the two, heading the ball home to put Queensland White in the final.
Led by skipper Rhys Williams, the side would go on to beat West Australia Black in a penalty shootout after the match ended 1-1.
Queensland White also topped the U15 competition, advancing straight into the final where they’d come up against NSW Metro White.
The team, which saw 13 Brisbane Roar Academy players part of its squad, had remained unbeaten in the tournament so far. Unfortunately, in the final, NSW was too strong, winning 3-1.
Brisbane Roar would like to congratulate all the Academy players who represented Queensland teams at this year’s National Youth Championships.
Ashton Burrowes, Charlie Parkin, Harry Orford, Jackie Brown, Jayden Hansen, Jonty Benfield, Kaia Noguchi, Luca Holder, Luca Skoullos, Matheus Irelandes-Mota, Ollie Vermillion, Oscar Irankeje, Quinn MacNicol, Rhys Williams, Tyler Kirwan
Baiden Lamb, Blair Ponting, Caleb Butler, Declan Warnes, Eddie Callaghan, Ethan Jones, George Plusnin, Harry Marshall, Hayden Stanley, Jordan Bekavac, Joshua Tanner, Kobi Griffiths, Liam Ponting, Lucas Herrington, Oliver Reid, Rylan Brownlie, Sean Almond, Zac Fowler, Zane North
U15 Northern Territory