Is Jared Clark eligible to play for Vanuatu National Team?

Jared Clark is a 22 years old Australian footballer that plays for Croydon Kings in the South Australia National Premier League. He is a central back that can also play as a defensive midfielder.

Despite being so young, Clark has some European experience as he had a stint at Serbian side FK Vojvodina youth teams.He also played for Adelaide United in the Y-League, the main youth football league in Australia.

Clark (in red) playing for Adelaide United Youth

There are strong rumours that Clark has Ni-Vanuatu ancestry so he would be able to represent Vanuatu National Football Team. Local people are reporting that he has some relatives that live in the country and some important people related to football also raised this question. According to sources Clark speaks Bislama (Vanuatu’s language) which could mean that he really has that ancestry.

He would not be the first Australian player representing Vanuatu. Former Australia U17 player Mitch Cooper received his first call up for Vanuatu National Football Team last year and he had a great performance in the 2019 Pacific Games held in Apia, Samoa.

Oceania Football Center management tried to talk to the player but had no answer so far. We will keep investigating in order to bring the most accurate information to our readers. Anyway, Clark would be a huge add for Ni-Vanuatu squad for 2020 OFC Nations Cup.


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