Lewis Miller called up to Australian U23 squad

The Central Coast Mariners are delighted to inform that defender Lewis Miller has been called up to the Australian U23 squad to travel to Tajikistan for the AFC U23 Qualifiers against Indonesia and China.

This comes after a successful season in 2020/21 culminating in his first minutes of A-League finals football against Macarthur FC.

Mariners defender Kye Rowles recently travelled to the Olympics with the Australia U23 squad, indicating how helpful it was to his development in playing against some of the best in the world.

Miller who has been with the Mariners since 2019, underscored the importance of this call up in regards to his development.

“I am really looking forward to travelling to Tajikistan and I can’t wait to get my first taste of international football and experience the Australian U23 set up.”

“Playing for your country is such a great honour and I want to give everything I have during this time” Miller said.

Head Coach Nick Montgomery spoke of his pleasure in seeing Lewis called up to represent his country.

“Lewis has great potential in his playing style and has been nurturing well through the academy and now first team. It’s such a positive step for him in his career.”

“It speaks volumes for what we are trying to build here, a place where young talent can come, put the hard work in and be rewarded with opportunities like this as we saw with Ruon and Kye last season” Montgomery said.

Mariners Head of Football Ken Schembri mirrored the thoughts of Nick and everyone at the club in praising Lewis and the Mariners as a whole.

“He has worked hard during this pre-season and his performances over the years have rightly been rewarded.”

“I look forward to watching him on the national stage and we value this experience as adding to the season for us” Schembri concluded.

Lewis departed for Dubai late last night and will be with the squad for two matches, before re-joining with the Mariners in time for the start of the Izuzu UTE A-League season.