Rising Illawarra talent hoping to follow in the footsteps of Joel King and Mackenzie Hawkesby will soon be given a major boost.
Sydney FC's academy will next month establish its roots in the city's southern suburbs. The club has had long partnerships with Football South Coast and the Sutherland Shire and St George associations, and the expansion of their academy training program to a new location at Kareela will give kids better opportunities to engage with the sky blues pathway.
Applications for the program close this Friday.
"We've always had tremendous support from those three areas and the region is a strong breeding ground for some of our most talented young players," Sydney FC CEO Danny Townsend said.
"We've seen Joel King and Cameron Devlin come through our academy set up and go onto represent Australia at the Olympics in recent years, not to mention Angelique Hristodoulou and Mackenzie Hawkesby who have been part of Young and Future Matildas squads.
"By setting up a second base with the help of Sutherland Shire Football Association at Kareela, we are making our academy pathway even more accessible to the young girls and boys in this region, with a view to improving their development and potentially uncovering some A-League and W-League stars of the future."
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