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The best football talent from regional Western Australia will be on display later this year when the WA Country squads travel to Asia for the Singa Cup and Phuket Youth Cup.

Players selected for the squads were initially identified during the QBE County Week in September 2016, before being invited to attend the QBE Country Camp in April 2017.

The Football West Development department finalised five squads following a rigorous training schedule at the camp.

Football West Head of Development Jamie Harnwell said the talent on display at the QBE Country Camp was impressive.

“The Camp once again demonstrated that football in regional WA is alive and kicking,” he said.

“The standard of players continues to increase, and we see the introduction of the WA Country squads as an opportunity for development.

“It also gives us a chance to recognise the talented boys and girls who don’t have access to the Perth metropolitan pathways.”

The Boys U12, U14 and U16 and Girls U16 sides will compete in the Singa Cup in Singapore in November, while the Boys U13 squad will be a part of the Phuket Youth Cup in December. Each side will be guided by qualified Football West coaches.

The participants selected in the squads represent regions including Albany, Peel, Leeuwin Naturaliste, Broome, Esperance, Geraldton, Goldfields, Hedland, Karratha and Newman.

Football West Chief Executive Officer James Curtis said WA’s participation in the tournaments is a commitment to the development of regional football in Western Australia.

“The involvement of regional players in the Phuket Youth Cup and the Singa Cup will assist in exposing the full potential of regional WA football in to the Asian region,” he said.

“The game is continuing to grow in areas such as Broome, Geraldton and the Mid West, and regional players make up over 25%  of Football West registrations.

“Football West is committed to ensuring opportunities for young footballers are not limited due to their distance from Perth, so giving them a chance to represent the state and show off their skills internationally is vital.”

The squads and their associations are as follows:

Girls U16s

Albany Ella Neunubel
Albany Zara Whooley
Albany Charlotte Musk
Albany Tavanna Lembo
Broome Lilly Handscombe
CCJSA Dayle Schroeder
CCJSA Eliza Griffiths
CCJSA Lara Graham
Esperance Jessica Smith
Esperance Caitlin Parker
Goldfields Eva Campo
Goldfields Bree Bugeja
Goldfields Charlotte Raccanello
Karratha Katie Hovelroud
LNJSA Tui Clarke
LNJSA Jaspa Fletcher


Boys U12s

Albany Henry Goldsmith
Esperance Ryan Totten
Geraldton Tadiwanashe Kaguramamba
Goldfields Arthur Nthani
Goldfields Kristian Black
Goldfields Billy Drew
Goldfields Reynold Museva
Hedland Noah Seed
Karratha Ethan Biancuzzo
LNJSA Jasper Reynolds
LNJSA Joel James
LNJSA Ryan Friday
LNJSA Dexter Guppy
Newman Billy Wallace
Newman Justin Dorey
Newman Jobe Bakes


Boys U13

Albany Charlie Walters
Albany Tom Gawned
Albany Liam Rubie-Mazzali
CCJSA Sam Bateman
CCJSA Jack Costa
Geraldton Kumbirai Dzoma
Geraldton Daniel Mooney
Goldfields Tobie Fielding
Goldfields Samuel Gleeson
Goldfields Riley Best
Karratha Cooper Dunne
LNJSA Henry Sibon
LNJSA Felix Rice
LNJSA Matthew Hunt
LNJSA Kelly Harding
Newman Max Wallace


Boys U14

Albany Angus Spencer
Albany Liam Bradshaw
Albany Kit Nuthall
Albany Ewen Maisey
Albany Oliver Trichilo
Albany Parker Wingard
Albany Callum Jones
Albany Jacques Swarts
CCJSA Tyson Paterson
Esperance Sacha Drew
Goldfields Calvin Mushangwe
Goldfields Sean Nzuwa
Goldfields Brock Keeley
Karratha Jesse Van Hoek
Karratha Nick Greenland
Hedland Takudzwa Hunya


Boys U16

Albany Jack Semple
Albany Tyson Rowe
Broome Lachlan Bonner
CCJSA Tim Robinson
Geraldton Issac Gilbert
Geraldton Daniel Siemiginowski
Goldfields Kyle Lamprecht
Goldfields Zac Clarke
LNJSA Justin McClurg
LNJSA Jake Lambert
LNJSA Beau Haynes
LNJSA Samuel Parkhurst
LNJSA Michael Gaman
Newman Grahame Murphy
Newman Haidar Ghozali
Peel Cody Duxbury