Free entry to watch New Zealand U-17 in back-to-back men’s internationals

Spectators will be admitted free for the two men’s U-17 internationals to be played between New Zealand and New Caledonia at Whenuapai’s Fred Taylor Park.

The games, which are preparation for November’s FIFA U-17 Men’s World Cup, will be played on Tuesday August 8 and Thursday August 10, 2023, both kicking off at 3pm.

Main photo: New Zealand qualified for the U-17 World Cup at January’s OFC U-17 Championship in Fiji. Photo: Kirk Corrie / Phototek.


Game to be played on Tuesday August 8, 2023

New Zealand U-17 Men v New Caledonia U-17 Men
Fred Taylor Park, Whenuapai, 3pm

Game to be played on Thursday August 10, 2023

New Zealand U-17 Men v New Caledonia U-17 Men
Fred Taylor Park, Whenuapia, 3pm

Men’s U-17 head coach Martin Bullock has named a 22-person squad for the games, selected only from players based in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand:

New Zealand U-17 squad

Anaru Cassidy (Wellington Phoenix)
Bronson Brown (Auckland United)
Dylan Gardiner (Hamilton Wanderers)
Eric Imachi Sugahara (Christchurch United)
Fletcher Pratt (Wellington Phoenix)
Gabriel Sloane Rodrigues (Wellington Phoenix)
Jackson Cole (Christchurch United)
Jesper Edwards (Wellington Phoenix)
Josh Brown (Western Suburbs)
Luka Coveny (Western United, Australia)
Luke Flowerdew (Wellington Phoenix)

Luke Mitchell (Hamilton Wanderers)
Luke Supyk (Wellington Phoenix)
Mac Prathumphithak (Christchurch United)
Matt D’Hotman (Melville United)
Matt Foord (Cashmere Technical)
Max Argent (Perth Glory, Australia)
Nick Murphy (Christchurch United)
Paris Dlamini (Wellington Phoenix)
Raphael Conway (Wellington Phoenix)
Riley Dalziell (Eastern Suburbs)
Ruben Argent (Perth Glory, Australia)

New Zealand U-17 men’s coach Martin Bullock … ‘a great opportunity.’ Photo: Pita Simpson / Phototek.

“This is a great opportunity to play a competitive international fixture and test ourselves in that environment before the FIFA U-17 World Cup in November,” Martin Bullock says.

“At this age, players are developing all the time, so it is important to get as much high-quality game time together as possible to give everyone the best opportunity to show themselves before we select our final squad.”

The FIFA U-17 World Cup starts on November 10, 2023 in Indonesia.

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