Bayliss selected for New Zealand Olympic Football Team

Newcastle Jets midfielder Lachlan Bayliss has been called up for New Zealand’s Football team to compete at the Paris Olympics.

Bayliss will join the OlyWHites squad as a travelling reserve player and is part of the 23-man squad.

The men’s team has been drawn in Group A at the tournament alongside hosts France, Guinea, and the USA.

The team starts their Paris 2024 campaign vs Guinea on Thursday 25 July in Nice, before facing the USA on Sunday 28 July, and France on Wednesday, 31 July, both in Marseille.

The full squad is: 


Alex Paulsen* – AFC Bournemouth, England
Kees Sims – GAIS Göteborg, Sweden


Tyler Bindon* – Reading FC, England
Michael Boxall* – Minnesota United, USA
Lukas Kelly-Heald* – Wellington Phoenix, Aotearoa New Zealand
Matthew Sheridan – Wellington Phoenix, Aotearoa New Zealand
Finn Surman* – Wellington Phoenix, Aotearoa New Zealand
Sam Sutton* – Wellington Phoenix, Aotearoa New Zealand


Joe Bell* – Viking FK, Norway
Fin Conchie* – Wellington Phoenix, Aotearoa New Zealand
Matt Garbett* – NAC Breda, Netherlands
Ben Old* – AS Saint-Etienne, France
Sarpreet Singh* – Unattached


Riley Bidois – Loudoun United, USA
Jay Herdman – Vancouver Whitecaps, Canada
Jesse Randall* – Auckland FC, Aotearoa New Zealand
Oskar van Hattum* – Wellington Phoenix, Aotearoa New Zealand
Ben Waine* – Plymouth Argyle, England 

Alternate Players: 

Lachlan Bayliss – Newcastle Jets, Australia
Liam Gillion – Auckland FC, Aotearoa New Zealand
Henry Gray – Ipswich Town FC, England
Isaac Hughes – Wellington Phoenix, Aotearoa New Zealand

Alby Kelly-Heald, Scott Morris, Luis Toomey, Finn Linder, Aaryan Raj, Ronan Wynne, Zac Zoricich and Nathan Lobo have been named as non-travelling reserves.  

*Capped for the All Whites