Waddingham named in Subway Young Socceroos squad for South American Tour

Thomas Waddingham has been named in the Subway Young Socceroos 23-player squad for a tour of South America – taking in fixtures against Uruguay and Chile – during the June FIFA Men’s International Window.

The tour represents the beginning of a busy period of activity for some of the most promising talent from Australia’s U-20 cohort, featuring players from domestic leagues across the world as well as the Isuzu UTE A-League Men.

The Subway Young Socceroos will assemble in Montevideo to begin preparations for their first fixture with Uruguay on June 5, before relocating to Santiago for back-to-back matches against Chile on June 8 and 11.

Subway Young Socceroos’ Head Coach, Trevor Morgan said the tour would play an important role in the development of his squad.

“As part of our strategy, following on from matches against European opponents late last year, we’re exposing the boys to completely different opposition, playing styles and conditions, some of which they’ll have never experienced before,” Morgan said.

“These types of opportunities are so valuable for the broader education and development of young players, which we’ll reap the benefits of in years to come.

“I’m really excited about the quality we’ve got right across both this squad and the entire age group, selecting only 23 players was difficult, but I feel we’ve got a great balance in this squad as we look at what’s ahead in 2024,” concluded Morgan.

The Subway Young Socceroos are set to compete in the AFF U-19 Youth Championship to be hosted in Indonesia during July, along with activity scheduled for the September FIFA Men’s International Window before the AFC U-20 Asian Cup 2025™ Qualifiers later that same month.


Subway Young Socceros v Uruguay
Wednesday, 5 June 2024
Complejo Uruguay Celeste, Montevideo
Kick-off: 10.00am local / 11.00pm AEST

Subway Young Socceros v Chile
Saturday, 8 June 2024
Estadio Municipal Nicolás Chahuán Nazar, La Calera
Kick-off: 4.00pm local / 6.00am AEST (Sunday, 9 June)

Subway Young Socceros v Chile
Tuesday, 11 June 2024
ANFP Federacion de Futbol de Chile, Santiago
Kick-off: 5.00pm local / 7.00am AEST (Wednesday, 12 June)