Lebib named in Young Socceroos squad for latest training camp

Glory defender Andriano Lebib has today been named in the Young Socceroos squad for a domestic training camp to be held in Western Sydney later this month.

After impressing for the PGFC Academy in recent seasons, the 18-year-old defender was handed his Isuzu UTE A-League debut when he came off the bench during last month’s Round 26 clash with Sydney FC.

The former Dianella White Eagles junior will now head east to participate in what is a three-day camp based out of the Blacktown Exercise, Sports & Technology Hub.

The camp marks the first assembly for the U-20 cohort ahead of a series of activity throughout the remainder of 2024, including the AFF U-19 Youth Championship in July and AFC U-20 Asian Cup 2025 Qualifiers in September.

Young Socceroos Head Coach Trevor Morgan is excited by what lies ahead for the group.

“This is the beginning of a busy schedule of activity and it’s important we lay the groundwork now on some key elements of our program,” he said.

“Players selected will get the opportunity to show what they can bring to the squad in a competitive, internal match which will be valuable in building connections on the pitch.

“We identified this period at the end of the domestic season as the best opportunity to assemble players from this age group currently plying their trade in the A-League Men.

“We’ve seen many of these boys begin to get regular minutes in senior football and it’s exciting to see them continue to develop – their involvement in the national team pathway is an extension of that.

“There are also several eligible players in European leagues, so we’re really pleased with the depth of players we have available in this cycle.

“This age group had some great performances in Europe last year as we looked to build their confidence and international experience, now begins an exciting period for the Young Socceroos.”