A new wave of footballers has taken the sport by storm and the new era will begin in the near future.
In a world where rugby league is in its final days and a couple of the sport’s greats are leaving the game, it is an exciting time to be a footballer.
A number of football clubs are currently in negotiations with new players, and it will be interesting to see how much of this will be achieved.
However, it will also be a huge challenge for any new players.
The sport has always been about passion, and while there are a few more young players in the game than ever before, there is still plenty of growth.
The Australian Football Federation’s executive director of football, Matt White, says the sport is still very much in the developmental stages.
“The growth we have seen in the last few years has been the result of the growth of grassroots football in our country,” White said.
It has been a tough year for the game as there have been a number of high profile departures.
Former players such as Paul Gallen and Jason Taylor have been on the rise.
But for the most part, there are not many more big names to be found in the sport.
There are still plenty players coming through, and there is a lot more work to be done in the next few years.
“It’s going to be tough for a lot of the young guys to get established, but the biggest challenge for us is getting people to come to the club,” White added.
As for the big names, the best players from the A-League, NPL and Super League are still young enough to be considered for selection in the Australian national team.
They are: David Carney, Andrew Durante, Adam Federici, Jake Stringer, Luke Brattan, Jack Grealish, Sam Cane, Connor Wickham, Andrew Hoole, Alex McKinnon, Michael McGlinchey, Connor McKinnon.
Here’s a look at what’s on tap in the coming months: