Talented trio eye Australian caps

Rising stars: Marconi Stallons players Thomas Lopez, Daniel Helweh and Lachlan Sepping. Picture: Simon Bennett
Rising stars: Marconi Stallons players Thomas Lopez, Daniel Helweh and Lachlan Sepping. Picture: Simon Bennett

Marconi's production line of producing national players continues to roll-on.

Stallions trio Thomas Lopez, Daniel Helweh and Lachlan Sepping have been recently selected in Australian squads.

This week (July 11 to 18) Sepping is hoping to push his claims for a spot in the Joeys' under-17 World Cup squad.

The midfielder is one of 30 players at a week-long camp at the Australian Institute of Sport aiming for a place in the Australia's squad for the tournament in Brazil in October/November.

The Emmaus Catholic College student said it would be a "dream come true" to make the final squad having been part of the lead up tournaments including last year's AFC under-16 Championship in Malaysia.

Sepping made his first grade debut for Marconi last year and splits his playing time between the top squad and the under-20s team.

Australia were last night drawn in Group B of tournament where they will face the most successful team in the competition's history Nigeria, Hungary and Ecuador.

Australia's first match of the tournament will take place on Saturday, October 26 against Ecuador at the Estadio Olimpico in Goiania

For good friends, Lopez and Helweh they are hoping green and gold selection is in their future having been identified in the FFA's under-15 Talent Identification Tournament as two of the top 50 players in the country.

Daniel, 15, who attends Westfields Sports High School and Thomas, 14, who attends Freeman Catholic College, are teammates in Marconi's under-15 team and have been in numerous scouting programs.

They are both hoping to be selected in an upcoming under-15 National Team camp.