Year 10 boarder Brodie Boyce has recently been selected in the Australian under 15 football team.

Brodie’s selection follows two consecutive FFA National Youth Championships where he represented Queensland; trials, training and matches with Brisbane Roar; and trials with the Australian Joeys squad.

As a boarder, Brodie said his increased independence has been helpful while he is travelling for tournaments.

He also said Boarding life has been beneficial for his studies.

“My teachers are always nearby when I need extra help to catch up if I have had to take some time off for my sport commitments,” he said.

Brodie’s first competition as part of the Australian team will be the Asean Football Federation Under 15 Championship in Thailand, where he will compete against Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Singapore.