Bathurst soccer player Ryan Duffy has been chosen to represent the U13 NSW Country team at the National Youth Boys Football Championships in Coffs Harbour next month.
Duffy, who plays his soccer for the Western NSW Mariners representative team, will join four other players from the Central West during the championships from October 3 to 8.
Players have also been selected from Western NSW, Riverina and South Coast zones to represent NSW Country.
Under 13 NSW Country coach Andrew Fearnley said this will be a great opportunity for Duffy.
“It’s a fairly big opportunity, to play with and against some of the best players in Australia for his age,” Fearnley said.
“Ryan’s a good, young goal-keeper.
“It’s a chance for him to show his skills and to identify himself with the next Australian youth team.”
The under 13 boys are teed up in a challenging group, with teams representing Northern NSW Country, Northern Territory, NSW Metro, Queensland Country, Tasmania and Victoria Country in the group.
“They have a good chance, but the addition of an extra metro team will be a challenge,” Fearnley said.
The country boys kick-start their campaign against Tasmania on October 3 at C.ex Coffs International Stadium.