With just over 5 weeks to go to the kick off the A.F.C Club championship in Isfahan, Iran, the N.S.W. Thunder team’s preparation has lifted remarkably in intensity.
Coach Jamie Amendolia has settled on the 20-men preliminary squad that must be delivered shortly to the tournament organisers. The list of names sees some experienced, familiar faces with a few youngsters interspersed among them. The full list is: Peter Spathis, Dylan Maloney, Toby Seeto, Danny Martinez, Tuan Cao, Andrew Paine, Ben Lawson, Adrian Vizzari, Rhys Giovenali, Greg Giovenali, Isaac Wadick, Roberto Maiorana, Josh Da Palma, Miles Downie, Andres Gomez, Chris Zeballos, Marino Musumeci, Shervin Adeli, David Von Dinklage and Robert Greenway.
From this list the final 14-men squad must be selected and those players will be the ones to represent Australian Futsal in the Asian stage.
The team has been competing in trial games against the U/21 Youth Academy and the Simon Keith- coached Australian Maccabi team who will also travel overseas shortly. We would like to thank them for their contribution and wish them well in their endeavours.
There are several more training camps and trial games planned for the Thunder team before their departure, and that will afford Amendolia the opportunity to further mould the team into a cohesive unit.