PS4 PLAYER PATHWAYS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

PlayStation 4 have today announced the 24 footballers including three Canberrans who will compete later this month for the chance to win a 2-week trial with Sydney FC's Youth side. The opportunity comes as part of the PS4 Player Pathway Award, a year-long search to find the most talented young footballer in the country. 

Selcted from the PS4 NPL: Canberra were Gungahlin United's David Jenkins, Tuggeranong United's Aiodan Beatman and Canberra Olympic's Ben Basser-Silk.

David Jenkins

Age: 20

Club: Gungahlin United

Position: Centre Back

Favourite player: Cristiano Ronaldo

Own predicted FIFA player rating: 68

 

Ben Basser Silk

Age: 19

Club: Canberra Olympic

Position: Mid Field

Favourite player: Toni Kroos

Own predicted FIFA player rating: 62

 

Aiodan Beatman

Age: 18

Club: Tuggeranong United

Position: left-back

Favourite player: Mesut Ozil

Own predicted FIFA rating: 59

 

PlayStation 4, in conjunction Football Federation Australia (FFA), recognised the need to provide a further avenue for young footballers to have their talent recognised and as such in 2016 launched the PS4 Player Pathway Award. 

Throughout the PS4 NPL 2016 Season, coaches from every PS4 NPL club around the country were asked to vote on who they believed to be the top three footballers in their respective Member Federation, in accordance with a set of predetermined criteria to ensure that those players selected are those that have not recently been recognised under the traditional pathway.

Under the selection criteria, the player must be aged between 16-20 years old and must not have been registered with a Hyundai A-League club or their associated National Youth Team in the 2015/2016 PS4 NPL season.

The PS4 Player Pathway Award Camp will be held from 26-28 September 2016 at Valentine Sports Park. The 24 selected players will be put through their paces through a series of on-field and off-field testing, whilst under the watchful eye of one of the most decorated selection panels in Australian football. Keeping a watchful eye over all of the players, as well as selecting the ultimate winner, will be a judging panel comprised of:

•    Former Socceroo and current Socceroos Assistant Coach – Ante Milicic
•    Former Socceroo and Hyundai A-League coach, and (took out his coaching role at Brisbane City because as stupid as it sounds, some might think it could sway his decision) PS4 NPL Ambassador – John Kosmina
•    Sydney FC Youth League Head Coach – Rob Stanton
•    Former Socceroo, Chief Analyst for The World Game on SBS and Chairman of the PFA – Craig Foster 

The winner of the inaugural PS4 Player Pathway Award will win a two-week trial with Sydney FC’s Youth League team, where, if selected, will be presented with the opportunity to be signed onto the team. All coaches and scouts from each Hyundai A-League club will be invited to attend the PS4 Player Pathway Award Camp.
 

 

NAME

PS4 NPL MEMBER FEDERATION

PS4 NPL CLUB

AGE

POSITION

Ayden Brice

Northern NSW

Edgeworth Eagles FC

20

Centre Back

Lachlan Pasquale

Northern NSW

Edgeworth Eagles FC

19

Central Midfielder

Brody Taylor

Northern NSW

Edgeworth Eagles FC

20

Central Midfielder

Teeboy Kamara

Football West

Stirling Lions

20

Winger

Matthew Milenkovic

Football West

Perth SC

20

Winger

Lukas De Lima

Football West

Perth SC

18

Central Midfielder

Liam Quaile

Football Tasmania

South Hobart FC

18

Centre Back

Kobe Kemp

Football Tasmania

South Hobart FC

18

Central Midfielder

Tyler Harrison

Football Tasmania

Hobart Zebras

19

Centre Back

Duncan Stewart

Football NSW

APIA Leichhardt Tigers

19

Striker

Jonathan Grozdanovski

Football NSW

Blacktown City FC

20

Striker

Asmir Kadric

Football NSW

Bonnyrigg White Eagles

20

Striker

Matthew Conversano

Football VIC

Pascoe Vale FC

18

Striker

Nicholas Glavan

Football VIC

Melbourne Knights FC

20

Central Midfielder

Kristian Trajceski

Football VIC

Hume City FC

18

Central Midfielder

Ryan Yates

FFSA

West Torrens Birkalla

16

Central Midfielder

Luigi DiTroia

FFSA

Campbelltown City SC

20

Winger

Mamadi Kamara

FFSA

Adelaide City SC

19

Winger

David Jenkins

Capital Football

Gungahlin United FC

20

Centre Back

Ben Basser Silk

Capital Football

Canberra Olympic

19

Central Midfielder

Aiodan Beatman

Capital Football

Tuggeranong United

18

Left Back

Jesse Rigby

Football QLD

Western Pride FC

19

Centre Back

Joseph Duckworth

Football QLD

Western Pride FC

19

Central Midfielder

Grant De Chastel

Football QLD

Sunshine Coast FC

18

Central Midfielder