With five Sydney FC Academy stars selected in the Australian U17’s squad, we take a closer look at who they are and how they got to here. First up, Mitch Glasson.
At just 17 years old, Mitch Glasson has already made a significant impact in the Australian football scene. The talented Sydney FC Academy player has recently been selected for the Australian U17’s squad and will be representing his country in the highly anticipated U17 AFC Asian Cup. Glasson’s journey to this point has been marked by determination, hard work, and a natural ability that sets him apart from his peers.
Before his time at Sydney FC, Glasson honed his skills at SD Raiders, where his potential quickly caught the attention of talent scouts and he moved to the Sky Blues. His aggressive and intense playing style immediately set him apart on the field. Glasson possesses an unwavering focus and is not easily phased by anything that comes his way. His clinical finishing ability in front of goal is a sight to behold, as he effortlessly finds the back of the net with both feet and through aerial duels.
What truly sets Glasson apart is his work ethic and commitment to constant improvement. He is widely regarded as the hardest worker at training, consistently giving everything he has in every session. This level of dedication and determination has not only earned him the respect of his teammates but has also allowed him to develop his skills to an extraordinary level for someone his age.
Born on May 4th, 2006, Glasson is a testament to the saying that age is just a number. Despite his youth, he has already made significant contributions to Sydney FC’s U16’s team, helping them secure victory in the U16’s NPL Competition last season. This season, Glasson has continued to impress, becoming a regular player for the U20’s and earning a spot in the NPL team. This season, he has already found the net for the senior side, scoring the winner in Round 7 against Sydney United.
Glasson’s talent and leadership abilities have not gone unnoticed. He recently had the honour of captaining the Joeys, Australia’s national U17 team, during their most recent tournament, the Anntalya Youth Cup, against Uzbekistan. This responsibility showcases not only his skill on the pitch but also his maturity and ability to motivate his teammates.
One interesting aspect of Glasson’s background is his sporting pedigree. His father, Steve Glasson, is a sporting legend in his own right. Steve was a former World No.1 and World Champion in Lawn Bowls, representing Australia at the Olympics. It seems that sporting success runs in the Glasson family, and Mitch is determined to make his own mark in the football world.
As Glasson prepares to compete in the U17 AFC Asian Cup, his passion for the game and dedication to his craft continue to shine through. With his exceptional skills, relentless work ethic, and focused mindset, there is no doubt that he will be a force to be reckoned with on the field.
Keep an eye on Mitch Glasson as he embarks on this exciting journey, representing Australia and Sydney FC with pride. His potential knows no bounds, and he is poised to make a significant impact both at the U17 AFC Asian Cup and in his future football career.
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Australia – AFC U-17 Asian Cup Thailand 2023™ Group Stage Match Schedule
Friday 16 June – Australia vs Saudi Arabia at 5.00pm local / 8.00pm AEST, Chonburi Stadium
Monday 19 June – Australia vs China PR at 5.00pm local / 8.00pm AEST, Chonburi Stadium
Thursday 22 June – Australia vs Tajikistan at 5.00pm local / 8.00pm AEST, Rajamangala National Stadium (Bangkok)