Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Canberra Youth to shine on a National Stage.

Great news this morning in the Nation's Capital. ACT Rockets (Youth) are expected to play a number of games between October and Febuary against A-League Youth sides. Nothing is confirmed but progess is looking good, very good.

Negotiations are at an early stage but signs are very promising.

Adelaide United, Melbourne Victory, Central Coast Mariners are just some of the clubs expected to play a Canberra Youth side.

And there is also a game lined up against Illarwarra Youth in the coming months.

The competition for places is expected to be fierce. With ACTAS, ACT Rockets Youth and other players all looking for a start.

It is proposed that players will have to commit to three trainings per week. An increase from what all Premier League Clubs currently undertake.

But what an opportunity for the Youth of Canberra.

Playing week in week out in front of A-League Youth Coaches with a place at an A-League Club up for grabs.

There's more to come no doubt but probably the most exciting development in Men's football in Canberra for a long time.

So guys the (short) ACT season maybe be over for some, but it's time to get training and get your boots back on:)

Who knows you could play against Kaz Patafta, Shaun Ontong, Jason Naidovski, Michael Zullo, Nick Tsatalios, Even Berger, even an over-age Grant Brebner, Stuart Musialik or Dez Giraldi.

Games are hoped to take place before the W-League games but again this will depend on a number of factors not least the FFA.

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