June 14, 2017
With a major club focus on youth development, we are very proud to announce that two players from our U15s Men’s Youth team have been selected for their second Joeys camp this year.
Noah Botic and James Paneras will be representing Sydney Olympic in a Joeys camp at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra from June 13 to June 16 after impressing selectors in a previous camp at Valentine Sportspark in May this year.
While they’re both very excited to be heading to a second camp, the youngsters noted the challenge they both would face being among the best of their age in Australia.
“It’s tough though, all the boys are good it’s going to be really tough to make the team,” said Paneras.
“It’s competitive, it’s tough, it’s a lot of hard work,” Botic noted.
“It’s a very big change considering if you do make it you’ve got to go away from your family.”
The boys are well on their way to leading the future of Australian footballers through their selection and participation in the FFA High Performance Program at Westfield Sports High School.
“It’s good at school we’re getting a couple of coaches from different countries all over the world coming down, especially from Belgium,” said Botic.
“For them to see us train and see what we do and for them to train us to help us develop is really good.”
“We’re with some of the best in NSW, it’s also hard but it’s going well,” added Paneras.
While they are still very early in the football careers both have high aspirations for their future including representing their country and playing overseas, and are well on their way to doing so.