Sydney FC youth stars step up to join senior ranks

Young prospects Joel King and Cameron Devlin have earned call ups to the senior ranks of defending Hyundai A-League Premiers Sydney FC.

The Young Socceroos duo have signed contracts to join up with Steve Corica's first team squad for the 2018/19 season, while three other academy starlets have been handed Hyundai A-League scholarships.

Midfielder Devlin, 20, moves up from the Sydney FC U20s and first-grade NPL sides and 17-year-old left-back King will make the leap straight from the Sky Blues U18 ranks.

The three other teenage talents, Ryan Teague, 16, Jerry Skotadis, 18, and Marco Tilio, 17, become the first Sydney FC players to sign on one-year Hyundai A-League scholarship deals and will form part of the Sky Blues' Foxtel National Youth League squad.

Rising stars

“These five players all have a lot of experience at youth level and have shown the qualities necessary to be a part of our A-League squad,” said Sydney FC head coach Steve Corica.

“It’s a tribute to the hard work from everyone in our youth set up that we have been able to offer our first three scholarship contracts and I’m delighted to see them continue their journey with the Sydney FC family.”