Squad announced for January’s OFC U-17 Championship 2023

Men’s U-17 Head Coach Martin Bullock has named his 23-person squad for the OFC U-17 Championship, set to be played in Fiji from 11 – 28 January 2023.

The squad features 18 players currently based in Aotearoa New Zealand as well as five players based overseas in Australia, England and North Macedonia. 

The full 23-person squad is:

Adam Watson (Stoke City FC, England)
Anaru Cassidy (Wellington Phoenix FC, New Zealand)
Anton Isaako (Sydney FC, Australia)
Bronson Brown (Auckland United FC, New Zealand)
Dylan Gardiner (Hamilton Wanderers FC, New Zealand)
Eamonn McCarron (Wellington Phoenix FC, New Zealand)
Eric Imachi Sugahara (Cashmere Technical, New Zealand)
Gabriel Sloane Rodrigues (Wellington Phoenix FC, New Zealand)
Harrison Tisch (Wellington Phoenix FC, New Zealand)
Harry Huxford (Havelock North Wanderers AFC, New Zealand)
Jackson Cole (Christchurch United FC, New Zealand)
James Ray (Auckland United FC, New Zealand)
Jesper Edwards (Wellington Phoenix FC, New Zealand)
Joshua Brown (Western Suburbs, New Zealand)

Konstantino Gorgiovski (FK Makedonija G.P., North Macedonia)
Luka Coveny (Western United FC, Australia)
Luke Supyk (Wellington Phoenix FC, New Zealand)
Marley Leuluai (Manchester City, England)
Matt D'Hotman (Melville United AFC, New Zealand)
Matt Foord (Cashmere Technical, New Zealand)
Nicholas Murphy (Christchurch United FC, New Zealand)
Niko Bruce (Western Suburbs, New Zealand)
Ryan Lee (North Wellington AFC, New Zealand)

Head Coach Martin Bullock is excited to give this new crop of talent an opportunity at international level:

“We know the last couple of years have been challenging for international football, especially in the age group space, but it is great to be able to start this new cycle and give opportunities to a whole new set of players. 

“I’m very pleased with the squad we have assembled. We have a good mix of experience from both the domestic game and from Kiwi talent playing overseas. 

“It is now on us to join together as a squad and prove what we can do representing the country.”

New Zealand are in Group B at the tournament along with New Caledonia and American Samoa. The team will play their opening game against New Caledonia on Wednesday 11 January at Fiji FA Academy.  

All games from the OFC U-17 Championship 2023 will be available to stream live.

For more information and for the full match schedule visit 

Article added: Wednesday 14 December 2022


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