Mitchell Duke has been with the academy since he was 14 years old.
Technical Director Tony Basha had held Mitchell Duke in high regards. Duke toured with the academy on numerous occasions and was always a stand out player. Duke was offered a few trials in Asia, academy boss Tony Basha wanted Duke to play in the A-League.
Australasian Soccer Academy Techincal Director Tony Basha has a strong working relationship with Central Coast Mariners and sent Duke for a trial with the Mariners. After a successful trial and a becoming the leading goal scorer in the youth team, Mitchell was then offered a 2 year contract. Duke has never looked back, Scoring goals for fun in the Hyundai A-League and becoming one of the best young strikers in the league. Mitchell Duke and Kwabena Appiah-Kubi both played in the Central Coast Mariners youth team.