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Westfield Young Matildas squad named for ASEAN-Australia Football Exchange 2018

April 05, 2018 By: Penny Category: World Football

Westfield Young Matildas Squad for ASEAN-Australia Football Exchange (Camp & Friendly Match)

Name 2018 NPL Club Westfield W-League 2017/18 Club
MelindaJ BARBIERI Calder United SC Melbourne Victory
Ellie CARPENTER N/A Canberra United
Kyra COONEY-CROSS Geelong Galaxy Melbourne Victory
Chelsie DAWBER Adelaide City Adelaide United
Shadeene EVANS Football NSW Institute
Sheridan GALLAGHER Football NSW Institute
Annalee GROVE Newcastle Jets Newcastle Jets
Emily HODGSON West Adelaide Adelaide United
Angelique HRISTODOULOU Football NSW Institute Sydney FC
Princess IBINI Football NSW Institute Sydney FC
Rachel LOWE Football NSW Institute Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Jayme MILLARD Football NSW Institute
Courtney NEVIN Football NSW Institute  
Susan PHONSONGKHAM Football NSW Institute Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Taylor RAY Football NSW Institute Sydney FC
Olivia RIDDEL Football NSW Institute  
Karly ROESTBAKKEN Canberra United Canberra United
Sofia SAKALIS South Melbourne Melbourne City FC
Amy SAYER North Shore Mariners Canberra United
Julia VIGNES Football NSW Institute Sydney FC

Young Matildas July 2017

March 07, 2018 By: Penny Category: Football in the Media

Young Matildas Match Schedule
 
(all matches to be played at the AIS on Field 2)
 
Canada v USA
Thursday 6 July 2017
Kick-Off: 3.30pm AEST
 
Young Matildas v Canada
Saturday 8 July 2017
Kick-Off: 10.00am AEST
 
Young Matildas v USA
Monday 10 July 2017
Kick-Off: 3.30pm AEST
 
Young Matildas v USA
Wednesday 12 July 2017
Kick-Off: 3.30pm AEST

The Young Matildas will play three international matches against high calibre female football nations Canada and the USA at the AIS in Canberra from 6-12 July 2017.

ffa.com.au

The matches, which will see the Young Matildas take on Canada followed by two encounters against the USA, will officially launch the squad’s preparations for the AFC U-19 Women’s Championships 2017 campaign coming up in October, the tournament which doubles as qualifiers for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2018 in France.

“Being able to have teams of the quality of Canada and the USA here is extremely beneficial. International competition for all junior teams is something that we’re starved of, so for us to get the opportunity to play against two powerhouses like Canada and America is invaluable for our players,” said Young Matildas Head Coach Gary van Egmond.

“It will give us a really good eye opener on what this level is all about and it’s good for us from the perspective of assessing and looking to see how we finalise the squad ahead of the AFC U-19 Women’s Championships in October.”

The 23-player squad selected by van Egmond includes capped Westfield Matildas duo Ellie Carpenter and Alex Chidiac along with a host of exciting young talent eager to impress.

Up to 36 players have been involved in Young Matildas camps since the beginning of the year, highlighting the increasing depth of talent coming through and the surging growth and interest in football among girls.

“From all of the players we’ve had come through Young Matildas camps from the beginning of the year, it’s getting to a stage of looking at who we think we can utilise when the time comes around for qualification, which is the most important thing,” said van Egmond.

“The squad has changed around a bit so that shows there are opportunities for players who are working hard and doing well. At the moment these 23 players have got a spot in the squad and it’s up to them to try and keep their position.”

“A mainstay of this squad has all had Westfield W-League experience so they’re quality players and it’s good to see the next generation coming through.”

With the USA’s senior women’s team currently the number one ranked team in the world in the world while Canada is fourth, the rare opportunity to host their respective U-20 teams in Australia is not lost on van Egmond.

“We’ve seen the way Canada and the USA’s senior women’s teams play and I don’t think that will be too dissimilar to how the younger ones go about their business,” said van Egmond.

“But from our perspective it’s more about concentrating on us and looking at how we can try and cause them problems by keeping to our principles.”

The three international matches are part of a Young Matildas training camp at the AIS which commenced today and will conclude on 13 July.

The Young Matildas’ first match is on Saturday 8 July against Canada following the opening match between the Canadians and the USA on 6 July. The matches are open to public and free of charge to enter.

Match Schedule (all matches to be played at the AIS on Field 2)

Canada v USA
Thursday 6 July 2017
Kick-Off: 3.30pm AEST

Young Matildas v Canada
Saturday 8 July 2017
Kick-Off: 10.00am AEST

Young Matildas v USA
Monday 10 July 2017
Kick-Off: 3.30pm AEST

Young Matildas v USA
Wednesday 12 July 2017
Kick-Off: 3.30pm AEST

Young Matildas squad for July internationals

Name Date of Birth Club
Melina AYRES 13/04/1999 South Melbourne FC
MelindaJ BARBIERI 16/05/2000 Calder United
Georgia BORIC (GK) 17/07/1998 Sydney University SFC
Hannah BOURKE 13/01/2000 Emerging Jets
Ellie CARPENTER 28/04/2000 Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Alex CHIDIAC 15/01/1999 Adelaide City
Teigan COLLISTER 25/01/2000 North Shore Mariners
Nickoletta FLANNERY 26/02/1999 Sydney University SFC
Annie GROVE (GK) 15/06/2001 Emerging Jets
Mackenzie HAWKESBY 13/04/2000 Sydney University SFC
Clare HUNT 12/03/1999 Sydney University SFC
Princess IBINI 31/01/2000 Football NSW Institute
Ashleigh LEFEVRE 27/08/1999 Football Federation Victoria NTC
Rachel LOWE 19/11/2000 Football NSW Institute
Grace MAHER 18/04/1999 Belconnen United
Annabel MARTIN 23/10/1998 Galaxy United
Jada MATHYSSEN-WHYMAN (GK) 24/10/1999 Football NSW Institute
Alyssa ROSE 15/10/2001 Football NSW Institute
Amy SAYER 30/11/2001 Football NSW Institute
Remy SIEMSEN 10/11/1999 Football NSW Institute
Kaitlyn TORPEY 17/03/2000 Brisbane Roar FC NPL
Cortnee VINE 19/04/1998 Heidelberg United
Clare WHEELER 14/01/1998 Sydney University SFC

 

Former Glory Player Craig Deans appointed as Young Matildas Coach

August 03, 2016 By: Penny Category: Coaching, Football in the Media

Exert from http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/article/young-matildas-squad-announced-for-aff-championship-2016/1406eadjml0sx1e3msmmim1fhn

Newcastle Jets Westfield W-League Coach Craig Deans will take charge of the team in the absence of usual Young Matildas Head Coach Gary van Egmond who is currently in Brazil with the Westfield Matildas preparing for the Rio Games. Former Matilda Heather Garriock will be Deans’ assistant. “The majority of this squad were identified at the National Training Centre (NTC) and have worked hard to earn their chance on this trip,” said Deans.