Football Mid North Coast: Macleay junior footballers to attend Manchester City camp

Joe Kable, Hamish and Angus Patterson, Tyler King, Isaac Parkinson and Connor Bendell will head to Abu Dhabi at the end of the year to partake in a football training camp.

Joe Kable, Hamish and Angus Patterson, Tyler King, Isaac Parkinson and Connor Bendell will head to Abu Dhabi at the end of the year to partake in a football training camp.

Six Macleay football players will take part in an opportunity of a lifetime.

Joe Kable, Hamish and Angus Patterson, Tyler King, Isaac Parkinson and Connor Bendell play in the National Premier League competition representing the Football Mid North Coast side.

The six players have been invited to attend a football training camp organised by Manchester City officials, which will be held in Abu Dhabi in December.

The camp will give the boys an opportunity to be recognised by the English Premier League giants and one of the biggest clubs in the world.

They are all playing at a high level and are contributing to our current successful season.

Hamish, Joe and Connor play for the U13s side and their coach Larry Budgen said all three of the players have potential.

“They are all playing at a high level and are contributing to our current successful season,” Budgen said.

The side is in sixth position with five rounds remaining until the finals series, with the top four teams advancing.

Their chances of reaching the knockout stage took a hit on the weekend, playing out a 1-1 draw with second last placed Valentine FC.

However, Budgen said it isn’t all about winning.

“The main reason for the tournament is to get these kids noticed and give them the opportunity to get identified through the system,” Budgen said.

“Joe and Hamish are on the radar and Connor isn’t far off.”

Rangers juniors, Joe and Hamish, were selected into the Northern NSW Country U13s side to compete at Nationals in October.

Joe has also participated in trials with the emerging Jets.

Tyler and Isaac play in the U14s while Angus represents the U15s Football Mid North Coast side.

The U14s side sits in equal fourth position on the competition ladder with Adamstown Rosebud FC while the U15s are in tenth position.

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