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Gold Fields Men’s State Amateur Team head coach Colm Costello and team captain Juri Galba

Young State Amateur side heads to Goldfields

Football West News

The Gold Fields Men’s State Amateur Team will be in action this Saturday when they play in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Head coach Colm Costello has named a 16-man squad for the match against a Goldfields Soccer Association Select XI at Sir Richard Moore Oval.

Saturday’s match is part of a double-header, with Perth-based NPLWA Women’s outfit Northern Redbacks also going up against a GSA Select XI.

Both matches in the 2020 Goldfields Challenge will be live streamed on the links below.

This is the third straight year Costello has been in charge of the Men’s State Amateur side. The previous two years the State Amateurs have headed to Malaysia to play in an international tournament. In 2018 they were undefeated champions.

“We are lucky to be getting something this year, especially when you think of where we were six to eight months ago and how things are in other places in the world. It is great for the lads to have this trip,” he said.

The State squad has been selected from players from Football West’s Belt Up State Amateur League.

“We got a good response from the Amateur Premier Division and the lower leagues. We had 27 players turn up for trials and we got it down to 16. We’ll be taking a young squad and there are only four or five who were involved last year.

“One lad who made the squad is young Ellis Roberts, a keeper with second division Mandurah City. I was recommended to have a look at him and he did really well and made the side.”

Mining giant Gold Fields is the name sponsor of the WA Men’s State Amateur team.

Gold Fields State Amateur squad: Ellis Roberts (Mandurah City), Kelechi Osunwa (North Perth Utd), Thierry Bernard (North Perth Utd), Curtis Wreglesworth (Joondalup Utd), Juri Galba (captain, Wembley Downs), Sean Troup (Kwinana Utd), Liam Hunt (Quinns), Liam McManus (Quinns), Jose Zuniga (Maddington White City), Wayne Carter (Quinns), Adam Taylor (Joondalup Utd), Lucas Munoz (North Perth Utd), Luke Green (Joondalup Utd), Lewis Robinson (North Perth Utd), Alejandro Sarria (Maddington White City), Ryan Morris (Wembley Downs)

LIVE STREAM

Gold Fields Men’s State Amateur Team v GSA XI: https://www.facebook.com/redcatlivestreaming/posts/814465852622579

Northern Redbacks v GSA XI: https://www.facebook.com/redcatlivestreaming/posts/814458545956643