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Albany’s Connor Bunce selected in Pararoos squad for international match against the US in NSW in February

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Connor Bunce and the Pararoos
Camera IconConnor Bunce and the Pararoos Credit: Pararoos

Albany soccer talent Connor Bunce has been selected to play in the Australian Pararoos squad that will face the US in an international match in New South Wales next month.

The Pararoos will welcome the US, who are ranked No.4 in the world, on February 4 at Cromer Park in Sydney as part of their first match played on home soil in three years.

The Albany forward is coming off a brilliant campaign in the International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football World Cup in 2022.

The 19-year-old was a top performer for Australia and scored three goals in the tournament.

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Connor Bunce before his match against Germany in 2022.
Camera IconConnor Bunce before his match against Germany in 2022. Credit: Pararoos

Bunce is one of four West Australian players selected in the 18-strong Pararoos squad.

Pararoos head coach Kai Lemmert is optimistic a strong list of experienced talent coupled with a host of fresh faces bodes well for the challenges that lie ahead in 2023.

“We believe we have selected a great squad for this upcoming training camp and international that provides an essential balance of experience and talented youth,” Lemmert said.

“This is the first step in the preparation for our 2023 international calendar and we are looking for all players to enjoy the challenge playing against one of the top teams in CP (cerebral palsy) football, gain some experience and hopefully learn from it as well.”

Connor Bunce in Australian colours.
Camera IconConnor Bunce in Australian colours. Credit: Football Australia/RegionalHUB

The Pararoos will head into a training camp on Saturday to prepare for the international fixture.

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