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Keep abreast of and connected to our beautiful game with the latest news and views in Australian football, and relive some of the great moments and contributors to football in Australia, both past and present with the Football Australia Podcast.

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Keep abreast of and connected to our beautiful game with the latest news and views in Australian football, and relive some of the great moments and contributors to football in Australia, both past and present with the Football Australia Podcast.

    Olyroos Podcast: Cameron Devlin's roller-coaster journey to Toyko

    Olyroos Podcast: Cameron Devlin's roller-coaster journey to Toyko

    Welcome to the Olyroos Podcast, where we take football fans inside camp in Japan to help you get to know our players that little bit better.

    On this episode, we tell the story of Cameron Devlin.

    The midfielder delves into his journey through football so far, from coming up an age group below Tom Glover at the Sutherland Sharks and being selected to trial overseas, to enjoying time within the Western Sydney and Sydney FC academy set-ups, before breaking through in the A-League and winning a title with the Sky Blues before establishing himself as a first-team player across the ditch.

    His form with Wellington Phoenix was enough to earn a spot in Australia's squad for Tokyo, originally in a train-on capacity - Cam tells us how he found out the news that he was instead set to become a full-fledged olympian.

    Check out our chat now.

    • 13 min
    Olyroos Podcast: Lachie Wales' rise from the beach to the big smoke

    Olyroos Podcast: Lachie Wales' rise from the beach to the big smoke

    Welcome to the Olyroos Podcast, where we take football fans inside camp in Japan to help you get to know our players that little bit better.

    On this episode, we chat with Lachie Wales.

    As a sport-crazy kid on the Central Coast, as a youngster Lachie tells us how he grew up idolising athletes of many sports.

    The speedy winger tells how he developed his pace sprinting on the sand, and the special moments coming through at the Central Coast Mariners before trading the beach for the big smoke and plying his trade at Melbourne City and Western United.

    As a player who was promoted from train-on to full squad member status in the recent weeks, and tells us all about what it means to represent his country at the Olympics.

    We hope you enjoy our chat with Lachie.

    • 11 min
    Olyroos Podcast: Nathaniel Atkinson's whirlwind few weeks

    Olyroos Podcast: Nathaniel Atkinson's whirlwind few weeks

    Welcome to the Olyroos podcast, where we take football fans inside camp in Japan to help you get to know our players that little bit better.

    During this episode, we catch up with Nathaniel Atkinson- a man that’s experienced a roller-coast few years to reach this point.

    Just a couple of months ago, Nat thought his Olympic dreams were crushed after suffering another hamstring injury. But he worked his way back, got himself fit in time for A-League finals and as they say: the rest is history.

    Off the back of that memorable Grand Final triumph we also cover growing up in Tasmania – the few sporting role models from his state – and the challenges of moving away from home at 14 and graduating to the first team at Melbourne City.

    Check out our full chat now.

    • 9 min
    Olyroos Podcast: Dylan Pierias' perfectly-timed run to first call-up

    Olyroos Podcast: Dylan Pierias' perfectly-timed run to first call-up

    Welcome to the Olyroos Podcast, where we take football fans inside camp in Japan to help you get to know our players that little bit better.

    This episode features Dylan Pierias.

    As a kid of Italian heritage growing up in West Melbourne, Dylan runs us through how he actually shifted his allegiance from AFL to soccer at the age of six after a certain world cup game that will live long in the memory of Aussie fans… you know the one…

    While the outcome of that game isn't one we all remember favourably, it set Dylan off as a football fanatic, and a decade later he would become the first player born in 2000 to debut in the A-League.

    At youth level, he enjoyed a top time with Melbourne City and won a Youth League alongside the likes of, Arzani, Genreau, Metcalfe and a few more members of the Olyroos squad.

    He's had to ride all of the highs and lows of professional football, but over the last year he’s gone from strength to strength at Western United, striking up a formidable friendship with Italian magician Alessandro Diamanti.

    His form with his hometown club this season was enough to earn a first call-up to the Australia U-23s set-up - just in time for Tokyo.

    • 13 min
    Olyroos Podcast: Ashley Maynard-Brewer on forging a career abroad

    Olyroos Podcast: Ashley Maynard-Brewer on forging a career abroad

    Welcome to the Olyroos podcast, where we take football fans inside camp in Japan to help you get to know our players that little bit better.

    In this episode we tune into Tokyo 2020 preparations to catch up with England-based goalkeeper Ashley Maynard Brewer.

    We run through the 22-year-old's journey through life so far, which can be tracked by Olympic years.

    He moved from England to Perth at a young age in 2000, spent time in London with family in 2012, and by 2016 was back abroad signing a youth contract with Charlton Athletic – where he has remained ever since.

    In this insightful chat, Ash takes us through the challenges of moving overseas to pursue a life in football coupled with the mentality shift that’s helped him deal with the pressure of being an up-and-coming goalkeeper.

    There’s that and some golden stories about his various Australian call-ups - we hope you enjoy! 

    • 11 min
    Olyroos Podcast: Keanu Baccus' long road to Tokyo

    Olyroos Podcast: Keanu Baccus' long road to Tokyo

    Welcome to the Olyroos podcast, where we take football fans inside camp in Japan to help you get to know our players that little bit better.

    My name is Chris Curulli, and during this episode I’ll be catching up with a man who’s been there along the entire qualification journey, in Keanu Baccus.

    Keanu runs us through his journey growing up in Western Sydney that culminated in him pulling on the Red and Black of the wanderers, which soon turned into the green and gold of Australia's youth National Teams.

    He's got some great stories around the Socceroos who visited his school as a youngster to help igniting his passion for football, and the reactions of those around him to the news that he was set to become an Olympian.

    Listen to our chat with Keanu now!

    • 13 min

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