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Fixtures Round 5:
Stirling v Curtin Wotton Reserve Friday 630
UWA v Subiaco Wotton Reserve Friday 830
Wanneroo v Ellenbrook Wanneroo Sunday 4pm
Northern Redacks v NTC Wanneroo Sunday 6pm
East Fremantle v Northern Redbacks Coker Park Friday 6.15
Beckenham v Melville Coker Park Friday 8pm
Leeming v Joondalup Coker Park Sunday 3pm
Bassendean v Bunbury Coker Park Sunday 5pm
Queens Park v Balcatta Coker Park Sunday 7pm
Well done to the teams that made the finals for the Carnival this weekend: Particularly Eton Dardenup (Royals), whom I picked for the trophy and the Black Swans (40s) team who made the semis. Some serious injuries- hope everyone recovers well for the season.
It was great to see teams from all over Perth and throughout the south west competing in good spirits.
Prolific former Socceroo and Hyundai A-League striker Archie Thompson and high profile Westfield Matilda Steph Catley will be the public faces of the ALDI Miniroos after being named the national ambassadors for Australia’s biggest junior football program for boys and girls aged 4-11 years.
With over 200,000 ALDI Miniroos registered across the country, Catley and Thompson’s ambassador roles will include promoting the ALDI Miniroos brand, promoting the program and spreading the fundamentals of what makes football Australia’s biggest junior team participation sport.
“To have two highly recognisable and popular ambassadors in Steph and Archie as the public figures of ALDI Miniroos is a great result,” said FFA CEO David Gallop.
“Steph and Archie are both household names in Australian sport and are well regarded and respected not only in the football community but also the wider sporting community.
“ALDI Miniroos is crucial to FFA’s 20 Year Football Plan of having four million participants by 2035, and these two are perfect examples of promoting everything ALDI Miniroos stands for and helping to achieve this target.”
Catley, who at 23 years of age has already made 53 appearances for the Westfield Matildas and recently captained Melbourne City FC to the Westfield W-League title, grew up playing in suburban Melbourne and fell in love with the game at early age after seeing her brother play.
“I love the idea of being an ALDI MiniRoos ambassador, especially the Miniroos for Girls program, because as I was growing up through the little leagues and the local leagues there weren’t any girls teams around at that age group,” said Catley.
“Now there is that option for girls to go and have fun, hang out with their mates and play football and have somewhere to go to enjoy their football and improve their skills in a fun way which is really important.”
“There was nothing like Miniroos for Girls around when I was growing up and to see what is in place now is fantastic and something I’m really happy and proud to be associated with.”
“ALDI Miniroos for Girls provides so many great benefits to staying active and healthy, making friends, developing social skills and values such as team work and respect for others.”
Thompson scored 28 goals from 54 international appearances for the Caltex Socceroos and enjoyed a decorated playing career, headlined by scoring five goals in the Hyundai A-League 2007 Grand Final for Melbourne Victory.
The father of two says the values of ADLI Miniroos resonate with the ones he has for his own children.
“The great thing about ALDI Miniroos is it gives kids the chance to play football in an enjoyable, safe and most importantly fun environment,” said Thompson.
“Some of my best memories when I was young were the times I was kicking a football around with my friends in the park after school. We’d play for hours until it got too dark and we’d have to go inside so I’m really proud to be an ambassador for ALDI Miniroos and everything it stands for.”
“ALDI Miniroos encompasses all of the great things about football and I look forward to playing a small part in continuing to see more and more kids fall in love with the game and develop amazing friendships like I did.”
With a 25-player squad having concluded a three day camp in Canberra today, Stajcic has narrowed that list down for the tournament that will see the Westfield Matildas play their first international matches since last year’s Rio Games where they reached the Quarter Finals.
A host of Westfield Matildas mainstays over the past two years including 2016 AFC Women’s Player of the Year Caitlin Foord, veterans Lisa De Vanna and Clare Polkinghorne, Westfield W-League 2017 Championship winning captain Steph Catley and German based duo Elise Kellond-Knight and Emily van Egmond will all travel to Portugal alongside a number of players who find themselves back in the fold with another opportunity to stake their claims.
Teigen Allen, Emma Checker, Emily Gielnik, Hayley Raso and Gema Simon all return after time away from the national team, Gielnik the latest of the quintet to feature in a Westfield Matildas squad after she was part of the squad for the Rio Games qualification tournament last year.
“These players that have come back into the squad have shown plenty during the W-League season and their performances have been at a good level,” said Stajcic.
“As I’ve stated before we’re heading into a new cycle so there is an increase on the competition for places and we’re looking for who can provide that extra depth and quality.”
“Having positions covered by more players and building that depth is really what we’re looking for.”
18-year-old Adelaide midfielder Alex Chidiac is another who is back in the senior setup after making her solitary Westfield Matildas appearance against New Zealand back in February 2015, while Sydney FC’s Amy Harrison has also been included after making a successful return from a knee reconstruction that saw her miss all of 2016.
Stajcic has been forced to leave out striker Michelle Heyman as she continues to recover from an ankle injury that kept her out of the latter part of the recent Westfield W-League season.
“It’s great that Amy has managed to come back but we’ve also got Emma Checker who has come back from a major injury, Chloe Logarzo as well so they’ve all done really well to get themselves back up to speed,” said Stajcic.
“Unfortunately Michelle Heyman can’t be in line for selection as she hasn’t recovered quickly enough, but to have a number of players on the verge of coming back to full fitness makes it even more exciting about how this team is going to be.”
“Increasing the experience and capacity of players who have been in the team for a long time and continuing to improve them both on and off the field is certainly something we’ve spoken about this week in terms of improving the quality of the squad from within as the first port of call.”
The squad will assemble in Sydney’s west for a three day training camp on Monday prior to departing for Portugal on Wednesday night.
Currently 6th in the FIFA women’s world rankings, the Westfield Matildas have been grouped alongside Sweden (ranked 8th), Netherlands (ranked 12th) and China P.R. (ranked 13th) for the tournament.
“This tournament is a starting point towards looking ahead to the Asian Cup next year, the World Cup the year after and then the Games in Tokyo in 2020,” said Stajcic.
“We’re really looking to test the players and see who is going to be part of this squad moving forward. The Algarve Cup gives us four matches against high quality opponents and I’m sure the team will learn and grow a lot from competing in this tournament.”
The Westfield Matildas’ first match of the Algarve Cup is against Sweden on Wednesday 1 March at 6.30pm local time (5.30am AEDT, Thursday 2 March).
Westfield Matildas squad for Sydney training camp (20-22 February) and Algarve Cup
Date of Birth
A International Caps (Goals)
|Teigen Allen||12/02/1994||Melbourne City FC||
|Mackenzie Arnold (gk)||25/02/1994||Brisbane Roar FC||
|Ellie Carpenter||28/04/2000||Western Sydney Wanderers FC||
|Steph Catley||26/01/1994||Melbourne City FC||
|Emma Checker||11/03/1996||Canberra United||
|Alex Chidiac||15/01/1999||Adelaide United||
|Lisa De Vanna||14/11/1984||Canberra United||
|Caitlin Foord||11/11/1994||Sydney FC||
|Emily Gielnik||13/05/1992||Brisbane Roar FC||
|Katrina Gorry||13/08/1992||Brisbane Roar FC||
|Amy Harrison||21/04/1996||Sydney FC||
|Elise Kellond-Knight*||10/08/1990||FC Turbine Potsdam, Germany||
|Alanna Kennedy||21/01/1995||Sydney FC||
|Sam Kerr||10/09/1993||Perth Glory||
|Chloe Logarzo||22/12/1994||Newcastle Jets||
|Clare Polkinghorne||1/02/1989||Brisbane Roar FC||
|Hayley Raso||5/09/1994||Canberra United||
|Gema Simon||19/07/1990||Newcastle Jets||
|Kyah Simon||25/06/1991||Sydney FC||
|Emily van Egmond*||12/07/1993||VfL Wolfsburg, Germany||
|Lydia Williams (gk)||13/05/1988||Melbourne City FC||
* Based in Germany and will join the squad in Portugal
Algarve Cup 2017 – Westfield Matildas matches
Westfield Matildas v Sweden
1 March 2017
Kick-Off: 6.30pm local time (5.30am AEDT, 2 March)
Westfield Matildas v Netherlands
3 March 2017
Vila Real Sto Antonio, Portugal
Kick-Off: 3.00pm local time (2.00am AEDT, 4 March)
China P.R. v Westfield Matildas
6 March 2017
Kick-Off: 3.00pm local time (2.00am AEDT, 7 March)
Canada, Denmark, Portugal, Russia
Iceland, Japan, Norway, Spain
The two teams with the best classification of the three groups will play in the Final on 8 March 2017. The third highest ranked team and the best runner-up will play in the third place match.
– See more at: http://matildas.footballaustralia.com.au/article/westfield-matildas-squad-announced-for-algarve-cup/wzw7q29tartq1l9w66rui52jl#sthash.pRSexn4z.dpuf
Read more at http://www.matildas.footballaustralia.com.au/article/westfield-matildas-squad-announced-for-algarve-cup/wzw7q29tartq1l9w66rui52jl#2MqYVWqhuxxQxGPd.99