Teenage sensations Jack Madgwick and James Baldacchino will make a huge step towards an A-League career when they debut for Western Sydney Wanderers' Youth League team on Sunday.
The South Coast products were recruited by former Wolves coach Trevor Morgan, who is now in charge of overseeing the next generation of Wanderers stars in their first season in the competition.
Madgwick burst onto the NSW Premier League scene this year, playing five games in the midfield for the Wolves, while Australian under-16 rep Baldacchino is regarded as a superstar of the future.
"It's a great opportunity," new Wolves coach Richard Lloyd said.
"Both have been part of our youth setup and have huge potential.
"It's great experience. They're now part of an elite squad training three or four times a week and playing at such a high level.
"Jack certainly held his own during his time playing with the Wolves this year and James has long been identified as a great young talent.
"He's been in all the junior representative teams."
They are part of the Wanderers final squad of 16, with Morgan yet to name his starting lineup for Sunday's opening game against Melbourne Heart in Sydney.
A trio of Illawarra teenagers trialled for the Heart's youth league team before coach John Aloisi, but missed out.