Preston is a graduate from Johnny Warren Football Foundation training program.

Preston has been a proud member of the Central Coast Mariners Academy (2012-2014), and in the 2014 season he was Captain of the u18’s team.  Midfield has been Preston’s main position, either in the centre or on a wing, during his football journey.   But he has played in most positions.

Preston Daniel

Preston has also competed at the FFA National Youth Championships which are held at Coffs Harbour NSW.

National Youth Championships
National Youth Championships

 

Preston, aged 15, has also trained with Tim Cahill:

Preston with Tim Cahill 2011
Preston with Tim Cahill 2011

Preston also toured the United Kingdom in 2011 as part of a team with a football academy, playing 12 matches in a few weeks.   Preston was awarded Player of the Tour, receiving an Everton FC jersey signed by the team .

At Everton FC with signed team jersey for Player of the Tour
At Everton FC with signed team jersey for Player of the Tour

 

During 2012, Preston was awarded a prized scholarship from the Central Coast Academy of Sport in conjunction with the Central Coast Mariners.   To be eligible, it was necessary to be “identified by Mariners coaching and development staff as having the potential to progress to higher-level representation with the Mariners at Youth League, W-League or A-League level”.

Preston Daniel recipient of Central Coast Mariners  scholarship. Pictures with Lawrie McKinna (left), award recipients, and Tony Walmsley (right)
Preston Daniel recipient of Central Coast Mariners scholarship. Pictures with Lawrie McKinna (left), award recipients, and Tony Walmsley (right)

At the conclusion of the 2012 season, Preston also received the Coach’s Player award for the 2012 season with the Central Coast Mariners Academy.

Preston with Adam Kwasnik at presentation of Coach's Player for the season 2012
Preston with Adam Kwasnik at presentation of Coach’s Player for the season 2012

 

In 2013 Preston was awarded the Pierre de Coubertin Award from the Australian Olympic Committee.

Pierre de Coubertin Award to Preston Daniel
Award presented in Hall of Legends at Sydney Olympic park
Award presented in Hall of Legends at Sydney Olympic park

At the end of the 2013 season, Preston was awarded the Player’s Player of the Season trophy, which was determined by votes from his team throughout the season.

The short video below was taken at Pluim Park, Lisarow, on 23 February 2014. Unfortunately I missed recording about ten minutes of the match! This is with the CCMA U18’s Men’s team. this is also a video playlist, with a few different videos.

In 2014, in addition to his football, Preston was also Vice-Captain of his school, and also achieved excellent academic results, with him being at the top of five subjects for his year (ie Year 12).

Congratulations also to Preston for being nominated for the 2015 Wyong Australia Day awards.

In late January 2015, Preston departed Australia for the UK with a two year visa to further his football experiences and development. In the UK, Preston has been training and attending trials with several Clubs, and has received a number of offers. Trials are continuing with various Clubs.

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Preston Daniel is a graduate from Johnny Warren Football Foundation training program, recipient of various awards such as Coach’s Player of the season, Player’s player of the season, player of the tournament (UK), Pierre de Coubertin Award from the Australian Olympic Committee, competed at National Youth Football Championships, also recipient of scholarship from Central Coast Mariners and Central Coast Academy of Sport..
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