Dane Ingham selected in New Zealand u-20 sidePosted: May 1, 2017
Brisbane full-back Dane Ingham has been selected by New Zealand u-20’s coach Darren Bazeley in a 30 man training camp squad in Auckland next week.
The 30 man squad is the beginning of the preparation for the 2017 u-20 World Cup which begins at the end of the month in South Korea.
New Zealand find themselves in a group with perennial contenders France, in addition to Honduras and Vietnam and will fancy their chances of progressing to the knockout rounds with the four best third placed sides progressing.
It’s been a meteoric rise for Brisbane’s young right-back, who only started playing the position 10 months ago and was thrown into the Asian Champions League qualifier against Global FC back in January.
Since then Ingham has gone on to make 7 appearances for Brisbane throughout a busy 2016-17 season, showing his versatility by playing at both right and left back.
Those performances were enough to convince All Whites coach Anthony Hudson to include him in their recent World Cup Qualifiers Fiji, making his debut as a right wing back in a 2-0 win at home.
It could be a busy off-season for Dane on the international stage with the possibility of going to the Confederations Cup in June.
Ingham is joined in the 30 man squad by former Young Roar teammate Daniel McHenery, who had a brief stint with the Roar before returning to Western Pride for the 2017 season.
The squad will be cut down to 21 next week ahead of the New Zealand’s first game against Vietnam on May 22nd, before moving on to play Honduras on May 25th before rounding out the group stage against France on May 28th.