Reds’ ‘next generation’ on the rise as trio selected for upcoming Subway Joeys’ Camp

Adelaide United extends congratulations to three members of its Youth Squad: Amlani Tatu, Feyzo Kasumovic, and Malual Nichola, on their selection in Brad Maloney’s Subway Joeys squad.

The team is set to embark on an intensive two-week camp in Italy, featuring some of Australia’s brightest players born in 2008/09, as this age group initiates its journey through a new qualification cycle.

Adelaide United Head of Youth Football, Airton Andrioli, praised the trio, stating:

“I am delighted for the three boys. Amlani, Feyzo, and Malual have earned their call-up through their hard work and dedication, both on and off the pitch. They have seized this opportunity with their efforts, and we wish them all the best in Italy.”

The three players transitioned from the FSA NTC program to the Adelaide United Youth program in 2023 and have been competing in the RAA NPL SA in the senior and reserves divisions ever since.

These call-ups reflect Adelaide United’s commitment to nurturing local talent for the international stage.

The squad – which includes five European-based players – will train at the Australian Institute of Sport European Training Centre in Varese from April 5-19, playing two friendlies against U-16 Switzerland and U-17 Inter Milan FC.

Following extensive scouting and monitoring over the past 12-months, this will be the first camp Maloney – also a current Subway Socceroos’ Assistant Coach – has called for this age group, as the Subway Joeys look ahead to the AFC U-17 Asian Cup 2025™ scheduled for April and the FIFA U-17 World Cup Qatar 2025™.

April’s camp represents the first taste of a national team environment for this squad, as they begin their respective journeys through Football Australia’s elite development pathway.

It’s also the first time Football Australia has assembled a squad for the new cycle, following FIFA’s announcement that the FIFA U-17 World Cup will become an annual event from 2025, where Qatar will host the men’s tournament for the next five years.

Subway Joeys’ Head Coach, Brad Maloney said he was eager to embark on a new journey to qualify for next year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup with this group of players.

“We’ve worked extremely hard over the last 12-months, scouting and monitoring players based both in Australian and abroad, ensuring we’ve identified the best emerging talent for future Australian national teams,” Maloney said.

“Our focus during this camp is not just on honing individual skills but introducing this group to our playing philosophy and principles, while also laying the foundations for the strong and supportive team culture we want to see within all our national teams.

“Having this camp in Italy provides this playing group with a taste for what to expect as a professional footballer and to have two matches against strong European opposition will also provide a marker as we prepare for October’s Asian Cup Qualifiers,” concluded Maloney.


NamePositionCurrent ClubJunior Club / Member Federation
Jai AJANOVICGoalkeeperCentral Coast Mariners FCGymea United FC / Football NSW
Nickolas ALFAROMidfielderSydney FCNepean FC / Football NSW
Max ANASTASIOAttackerAngers SCO, FranceMarconi Stallions FC / Football NSW
Antonio ARENAAttackerDelfino Pescara 1936Moorebank Hawkes SC / Football NSW
David BOLONGIAttackerGold Coast Knights FCGold Coast United FC / Football Queensland
Alex BOLTONMidfielderPerth Glory FCBayswater City FC / Football West
Aaron CARTWRIGHTAttackerMelbourne City FCOakleigh Cannons FC / Football Victoria
Jordan GRAOROSKIAttackerSutherland Sharks FCGwawley Bay FC / Football NSW
James HOURIDISMidfielderMelbourne Victory FCGlen Eira FC / Football Victoria
Alexander HOURIDISMidfielderMelbourne Victory FCGlen Eira FC / Football Victoria
Feyzo KASUMOVICDefenderAdelaide United FCCroydon Kings FC / Football South Australia
Besian KUTLESHIDefenderMelbourne City FCNorth Sunshine Eagles SC / Football Victoria
Quinn MACNICOLMidfielderBrisbane Roar FCRochedale Rovers FC / Football Queensland
Jayden NECOVSKIDefenderMelbourne City FCPascoe Vale FC / Football Victoria
Marcus NEILLAttackerSunderland AFCLangho Juniors, England
Malual NICHOLADefenderAdelaide United FCPara Hills Knights SC / Football South Australia
Gianluca OKONMidfielderClub Brugge KVMarconi Stallions FC / Football NSW
Christian PULLELLADefenderPerth Glory FCPerth SC / Football West
Noah SLUNJSKIAttackerHNK Hadjuk SplitEnfield Rovers SC / Football NSW
Amlani TATUAttackerAdelaide United FCCroydon Kings FC / Football South Australia
Hayden THOMASDefenderPerth Glory FCBayswater City FC / Football West
Danilo TREFFILETTIMidfielderAC MonzaAPIA Leichhardt FC / Football NSW
Oskar VON SCHRENKGoalkeeperMelbourne Victory FCEast Bentleigh FC / Football Victoria
Rhys WILLIAMSMidfielderBrisbane Roar FCKawana FC / Football Queensland


Subway Joeys v U-16 Switzerland
Thursday, 11 April 2024
Kick-off: 1pm local/9pm AEDT
Stadio Communale Ascona, Switzerland

Subway Joeys v U-17 Inter Milan
Tuesday, 16 April 2024
Kick-off: 3pm local/11pm AEDT
Konami Youth Development Centre, Italy