The Brisbane Roar Academy received a major endorsement this week with four young stars taking part in an Australia U-17 national team camp in Canberra.
Rylan Brownlie, Cyrus Malsawmkima, Justin Moya and Isiah Quinn (pictured) were all called up for the week-long assembly in the nation’s capital, which was convened with a view to the upcoming AFF U-16 Youth Championship in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Brisbane Roar Head Coach Warren Moon congratulated the quartet on their involvement in the camp and celebrated the Academy’s role in their development.
“It’s fantastic to see the four boys selected and it’s thoroughly deserved,” Moon said.
“Our Academy is only five years old and despite some ups and downs in our program we are starting to see the results of talent coming through our pathway.”
With all four Queensland-based players at the camp having emerged from the Roar Academy, Technical Director David Abela echoed Moon’s comments.
“It is very pleasing to see Rylan, Cyrus, Justin and Isiah selected for the Joeys selection camp, along with two others being on standby,” Abela said.
“It’s well deserved and we congratulate each of the players.
“While the Academy is only five years young, it is encouraging to see this recognition for the player talent coming through the pathway.
“We hope now that they will be closely considered for the squad being selected for the AFF U-16 Youth Championship.”
The final 23-player squad for that tournament will be announced next week.