Joeys call-up for rising Glory stars


Talented Glory trio Daniel Walsh, Nick Walsh and Trent Ostler have all been selected to attend next week’s Joeys training camp in Canberra.

Daniel Walsh v ECU

30 players have been selected to participate as Head Coach Trevor Morgan and his staff continue their preparations for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup which is set to take place in Brazil later this year.

2019 NPL - Glory v Inglewood - Nick Walsh

 And Morgan is confident that the youngsters will acquit themselves well on the global stage.

2019 NPL - Glory v Armadale - Trent Ostler

 “As we continue to build depth and unearth new talent for the Joeys, this camp will offer a great chance for some new players to show what they can contribute to our campaign for Brazil,” he said.

“Right now the focus is on us, preparing to play with confidence in our own ability and with a positive team mentality. In camp we will reinforce key themes that are central to our identity.

“We will also see the World Cup draw next week, know our group and begin analysing how our strengths can threaten our opponents.

“This group of players has been evolving over the last two years and they have earned the right to play in a World Cup. Their actions give the staff a strong belief that they will represent Australia in the way we like to see our teams both on and off the pitch.”

Ostler and the Walsh brothers have all been playing regularly for the PGFC Academy First Team in the NPL WA this season and Academy Technical Director Steven McGarry is thrilled that the trio’s efforts have been rewarded.

“We’re very proud of the three lads,” he said.

“Their selection is recognition from Trevor [Morgan] that we have some very high-quality players here in the West and we are mindful that there are at least another four or five of our lads that are very much on the radar when it comes to the national team.

“That speaks volumes for how well the Academy is going.”

Those sentiments were echoed by club Football Director Jacob Burns.

“The selection of Daniel, Nick and Trent is another endorsement of the strength of the two-star PGFC Academy,” he said.

“It is a reflection both of their endeavours and the excellent work that continues to be carried out by our Academy coaches, notably First Team Head Coach Richard Garcia and Technical Director Steven McGarry”

The 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup will be held between October 26 and November 17 in Brazil, with 24 nations from six confederations divided into six groups of four.

The Joeys will have another overseas tour inclusive of friendly matches prior to this year’s World Cup and will also have a pre-FIFA U-17 World Cup training camp in South America prior to kick-off in the tournament.