Reds trio invited to Young Socceroos camp

Three of Adelaide United’s up and coming youngsters have been selected to attend a Young Socceroos training camp at the AIS in Canberra.

Three of Adelaide United-s up and coming youngsters have been selected to attend a Young Socceroos training camp at the AIS in Canberra.

Goalkeeper Paul Izzo plus midfielders Jacob Melling and Awer Mabil left yesterday for the four day camp which sees them join a host of Australia-s best Under 20 talent. The camp is being held to give Young Socceroos Coach Paul Okon the chance to have a look at a number of payers who could be considered for the upcoming Under 20 World Cup to be held in Turkey in June.

Both 18 years of age, Izzo and Melling are no strangers to the national setup, having previously represented the Qantas Joeys, most notably in the 2011 FIFA Under 17 World Cup in Mexico.

In contrast, the camp is Mabil-s first invitation into a national squad. The explosive winger of Sudanese heritage, who turns 18 in September, was one of the standouts in the latest National Youth League season, while he also made five appearances, including two starts, for the Reds in the Hyundai A-League.

All three are seen as prospective Adelaide United stars of the future and are contracted to the Reds- senior list until the end of the 2014/15 season.