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May 18, 2022   |  4:58PM AET

Trewin named in Olyroos squad for AFC U23 Asian Cup

Trewin named in Olyroos squad for AFC U23 Asian Cup

Brisbane Roar’s Kai Trewin will represent Australia at the AFC U23 Asian Cup in June after receiving his maiden Olyroos call-up on his 21st birthday.

An ever-present in the Brisbane backline for the past two seasons, Trewin’s selection in the squad continues his progress along the national team pathway following appearances at Under-17 and Under-20 level.

The defender will travel to Uzbekistan alongside former Roar team-mate and BRFC Academy product Jordan Courtney-Perkins, who is now based in Poland.

“We have assembled a strong squad of young Australian talent to compete at the upcoming AFC U23 Asian Cup, with one additional player to be added in the coming days,” coach Trevor Morgan said.

“The players in the squad are making an impact in senior football, and with many age-eligible for Paris 2024 this tournament will provide an important moment in their development.

Image: Kyoko Kurihara

“While some players won’t be eligible for the next Olympic cycle, the opportunity for them to go to a high-level international competition will assist them in their careers, and help to create further depth for the Socceroos.”

Despite his age, Trewin has already racked up 57 first-team appearances for the Roar across all competitions.

He started 25 of 26 Isuzu UTE A-League games this season and will look to carry that momentum into Group B matches against Kuwait (1 June), Iraq (4 June) and Jordan (7 June), each of which is set to be broadcast live on Paramount+.

The Olyroos will begin assembling in Uzbekistan from Monday, 23 May for a pre-tournament camp.

CLICK HERE to view the full squad on the Football Australia website.

Matchday 1: Australia U23 v Kuwait U23
Date: Wednesday, 1 June 2022
Venue: Markaziy Stadium, Qarshi, Uzbekistan
Kick-off: 6pm (local); 11pm (AEST)
Broadcast: Live in Australia on Paramount+

Matchday 2: Iraq U23 v Australia U23
Date: Saturday, 4 June 2022
Venue: Markaziy Stadium, Qarshi, Uzbekistan
Kick-off: 6pm (local); 11pm (AEST)
Broadcast: Live in Australia on Paramount+

Matchday 3: Australia U23 v Jordan U23
Date: Wednesday, 1 June 2022
Venue: Lokomotiv Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Kick-off: 6pm (local); 11pm (AEST)
Broadcast: Live in Australia on Paramount+

Feature image: Capture One