Jordan Holmes is off to the Marbella training camp of the Australian U23 national side following his selection for his country ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.
Holmes, now 24 but still eligible for Olympics participation, saw his hopes of appearing in the 2020 Games dashed last summer as the pandemic forced postponement of the event. Instead, the Olympics was moved to this year and Football Australia have now named Holmes in the 23-man squad assembling in Spain for four friendlies ahead of the final call for Tokyo.
Of the four warm-up games, three will be contested against nations that have also qualified for the football tournament at Tokyo 2020, with matches against Republic of Ireland U21s on June 2, and then Saudi Arabia, Romania and Mexico (on the 5th, 8th and 12th respectively).
The final squad to represent Australia in Tokyo will be announced at the end of June. Holmes will line up alongside players from clubs including Charlton Athletic, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Huddersfield Town, Southampton and Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany.
All of us at the Fleet wish Jordan safe travels and the very best of luck in his time away with his country.