The annual State Development Program Carnival kicked off on Thursday, in which participants are hoping to follow the footsteps of our NTC graduates who have this week been called up to the national stage.
Over 200 players from all over South Australia will descend on VALO Football Centre across the next four days in a bid to begin their journey too.
It's been a busy week for some of our NTC graduates, who have all participated in the State Development Program Carnival over the years.
NTC's very own Ethan Cox and Bernardo Oliveira were this week called up to represent Australia at the 2019 AFF U-15 Championship in Chonburi, Thailand, which kicks off later this month.
Melbourne City's Yaya Dukuly and Adelaide United's Luis Lawrie-Lattanzo were training with The Joey's at a camp in Canberra this week, preparing for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil in October and November.
Adelaide United's Lachan Brook, Louis D'Arrigo and Jai King, who all graduated from the NTC program, were yesterday selected in the maiden Young Socceroos squad in preparations for the 2019 AFF U-18 Championship will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from August 6 to 19. W.T Birkalla goalkeeper Jasper Kelly and Melbourne Victory's Jay Burnett, both from SA also made the cut.
Football Federation SA congratulates our NTC graduates on their selections and wishes all State Development Program Carnival participants the best of luck over the four days.
The full schedule for this year's Carnival is below: