IT MAY be three months before Sydney hosts its inaugural A-League derby but already a healthy rivalry is growing.
Earlier this month Sydney FC held a high-performance talent clinic at which three junior players from The Hills took their interest.
North Rocks brothers Christian and Domenic Nascimben Kellyville's Dylan Wozniczka are all based in Western Sydney Wanderers' territory but are happy to chase their footballing dreams with crosstown neighbours Sydney FC.
Domenic and Christian said they were excited to be noticed by the Sky Blues coaching staff.
They don't mind which club gives help to them to start their careers.
"My friends and I are all big Sydney FC fans," Domenic said. "We watch all the games on TV."
"It's the first time I've been picked in the same squad as my brother," Domenic said.
"I think it goes to show hard work pays off."
Christian said he was delighted to be one of the players picked for the high-performance squad after 100 boys tried out.
"Everyone was playing at a high standard but you've just got to push yourself that little bit harder," he said.
Western Sydney Wanderers general manager John Tsatsimas congratulated the boys. He said anything that added to player development is good for the game in Australia.
"We're supportive of all our juniors [in Sydney's west] in furthering their careers in anyway they can," Tsatsimas said. "It's great to see western Sydney continues to produce talented players which is good for the A-League."
Tsatsimas said he was looking forward to building a rivalry with Sydney FC.