Gareth Naven Invited to Join U23s Training Camp


Melbourne Victory’s National Youth League and National Premier League Head Coach, Gareth Naven, has been invited to join the Olyroos Under-23 Training Camp this week.

Naven will form part of the coaching team with Gary van Egmond for the camp, and will help prepare the squad for their upcoming two-match series against the New Zealand Under-23 team in Wollongong and Campbelltown.

Melbourne Victory defender, Thomas Deng will be a familiar face for Naven in the 24-man squad that will be using the series as vital preparation ahead of the Olympic Games qualification tournament in January.

In Naven’s absence, Melbourne Victory General Manager Technical & Coaching, Drew Sherman, will oversee Victory’s NPL clash with St Albans this weekend.

International Friendlies – Australia U-23 v New Zealand U-23

Date: Friday, 6 September 2019

Venue: WIN Stadium, Wollongong

Kick-off: 7.30pm AEST

Tickets: Available at


Date: Monday, 9 September 2019

Venue: Campbelltown Stadium, Campbelltown

Kick-off: 7.30pm AEST 

Tickets: Available at